Complying with a request
A public authority is required to comply with a FOI request in accordance with Part 2 of the Act and the Freedom of Information Code of Practice issued by the Council of Ministers.
Public authorities should undertake appropriate searches for the information requested and are advised to maintain records of their management of FOI requests as these are likely to be required by Commissioner in the case that a complaint is made.
Public authorities should consider
- Timescale for compliance
- Manner of compliance
- The duty to advise and assist