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.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
1st floor, Zone N
Main Building



Not to be used for requesting your own information (Subject Access Request), Service records including for deceased relatives, or pension enquiries.


If you are unhappy with the response to your enquiry or you wish to complain about any aspect of the handling of your request, then you should contact Jane Allerton, FOI Enquiry Desk. Should you remain dissatisfied, then you may apply for an internal review by contacting the Director of Information Exploitation, 6th Floor, MoD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail
If you are still unhappy 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. Pleas