From 2005 the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities such as the Forestry Commission. The Act also sets out exemptions from that right, and imposes on us a number of obligations.
Any person who makes a request to us for information must be informed whether we hold that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.
You already have the right of access to information about yourself under the Data Protection Act 1998. The Freedom of Information Act extends this right to allow you access to all types of information that we hold.
Additionally the Environmental Information Regulations establish an access regime which allows you to request environmental information from us.
The Forestry Commission publication scheme provides a guide to all the information that is routinely published and includes information published by Forest Research. The purpose of the scheme is to ensure a significant amount of information is available, without the need for a specific request.
How to request information from us
For further information regarding the publication scheme please contact: