We received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) for the following:
‘My request relates to the Iranian embassy siege in Princes Gate, London between April 30 1980 and May 5 1980. A number of gunmen seized the Iranian embassy and held the occupants hostage. The siege was finally ended when members of the SAS stormed the embassy.
Under the act, I would like to request a list of files held by the Home Office relating to the siege. I would like to ask for the titles of these files, the dates of these files and any other significant information. I assume that there would be files on this subject, for example, relating to
the offices of the Home Secretary, other ministers, and the Permanent Secretary.’
We released the following information on:
Date: Mon Jan 30 00:00:00 GMT 2006