The Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) gives a general right of access to members of the public to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, including Isle of Anglesey County Council. It sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on the county council.
The purpose of the Publication Scheme is to ensure that a significant amount of information is available, without the need for a specific request. The Isle of Anglesey County Council intends that the scheme will encourage the publication of more information than it is required to publish under existing legislation and to develop a culture of greater openness.
The Publication Scheme sets out:
- the classes of information that the council publishes and intends to publish;
- the manner in which the information in each class is, or is intended to be, published;
- whether the material is, or is intended to be, available to the public free of charge or on payment.
The requirement for the council to have a publication scheme has been operative from February 2003, whereas the general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities is operative from January 2005.
Key to the classes
This key will be used in each class of information to identify various aspects of the information including the format in which the information will be available.
PP – Paper
TG – Internet
TP - Available by post
CL – Audio
FD – Video
AI - Inspection only