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The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 establishes a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. The Act applies to all public authorities, including Government Departments. When the access rights under the Act come into force on 1 January 2005 you will be entitled, on making a request for information to the CCLRC):
The Act provides for a time limit of 20 working days for dealing with a request for information. The Act also provides for an appeal mechanism whereby you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether the CCLRC dealt with a specified request in accordance with the Act.
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