Freedom of Information in the House of Lords

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 gives people a right to request access to information held by public authorities. The House of Lords is a public authority under the FoI Act and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

How to request information from the Lords

There are several easy ways to access information relating to the House of Lords and its administration.

About the FoI Act and Environmental Information Regulations

The FoI Act gives the public general rights of access to information held by public authorities. The Environmental Information Regulations make provision for the release of environmental information by public authorities and for public authorities to make environmental information available in response to a request.

House of Lords Publication Scheme

The FoI Act requires the House of Lords to implement a Publication Scheme and to publish types of information outlined in the scheme. There are seven categories of information in the scheme.

House of Lords request logs

The request log, which is part of the Publication Scheme, provides a summary of the requests received by the House of Lords and their outcome.

 

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Lords enquiry service

Contact the House of Lords enquiry service with general questions about the Lords. Call 020 7219 3107 or email hlinfo@parliament.uk

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