Freedom Of Information

The Freedom of Information Act was passed by Parliament in November 2000 and came into effect on the 1st January 2005. It enables anyone from anywhere to request information held on any subject by Public Authorities, including the Ministry of Defence.

The Act does state that certain types of information is exempt from release and details of these can be found within the MoD FOI website.

Environmental Information Regulations

Environmental Information Regulations also provide rights of access to environmental information.

To make a request please contact:

FOI Enquiry Desk
Building 15
DSG Electronics & Components
Welsh road
Sealand
Deeside
Flintshire CH5 2LS

Tel: +44 (0)1244 847051
Fax: +44 (0)1244 847135

Email: foi@dsg.mod.uk

If you are not satisfied with your response or you wish to complain about any aspect of the handling of your request, then you should contact Gary Orr, FOI Enquiry Desk. If informal resolution is not possible and you are still dissatisfied then you may apply for an independent internal review by contacting the Head of Corporate Information, 6th Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail CIO-IR@mod.uk). Please note that any request for an internal review must be made within 40 working days of the date on which the attempt to reach informal resolution has come to an end.

If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Please note that the Information Commissioner will not investigate your case until the MOD internal review process has been completed. Further details of the role and powers of the Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website, http://www.ico.gov.uk.