How to make a freedom of information (FOI) request
2. Organisations you can ask for information
You can request information from some public sector organisations, such as:
- government departments, and other public bodies and committees
- local councils
- schools, colleges and universities
- health trusts, hospitals and doctors’ surgeries
- publicly owned companies
- publicly funded museums
- the police
View the full list of public sector organisations covered by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Check FOI responses
Government departments and other bodies often publish responses to freedom of information requests online. You can search through previous responses.