FOI release

MOD's internal guidance on processing FOI requests

Ministry of Defence response to an FOI request for the department's internal guidance on processing Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.


Identifying a valid request for information

Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs)

Vexatious and repeated requests

Where and how to search and find information

Requests with wider implications

Guidance on statistical data

FOI/EIRs complaints procedure

FOI request checklist


FOI information rights blogs

Exemptions overview

Section 27: International relations

Section 28: UK internal relations

Section 29: economic interests of the UK

Section 34: Parliamentary privilege

Section 35: formulation of government policy

Section 38: health and safety

Section 39: Environmental Information Regulations

Section 41: breach of confidence

Section 42: legal professional privilege

Section 43: commercial interests

Section 44: prohibitions on disclosure

The public interest test

FOI template response with MOD letterhead


Ministry of Defence (MOD) response to a Freedom of Information request dated 13 March 2014 for department’s internal guidance on handling and processing Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

Published 10 April 2014