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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Policy and Publication Scheme


1. The Boundary Commission for England (the Commission) is committed to the
provisions and principles of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The
FOIA is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and further
details can be accessed via its website:
2. The Commission has adopted the Information Commissioner’s FOIA Model
Publication Scheme for public sector organisations, which can be found at
Annex A.
3. The Commission seeks to proactively and routinely publish all relevant
information specified within the publication scheme. The Guide to
Information at Annex B provides details of how that information may be
4. The website of the Commission – where most information referenced in this
policy is located – can be found at:

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Obtaining and locating information

5. While much of the information detailed below is primarily available via our
website, the Commission will try to provide documents in alternative formats
on request. Please contact the Commission to discuss your requirements:
6. Information not referenced in the following document can be requested by
contacting the Commission:

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7. All Commission publications are subject to Crown Copyright. Material may be
reproduced for personal or in-house use without formal permission or charge.
Reproduction for sale or other commercial purposes is not permitted. Further
information, including guidance notes on publishing and copyright, is available
from The National Archives.

8. The outline maps used in Commission documents are based on Ordnance
Survey data and are subject to Crown Copyright. Any person wishing to
reproduce the outline maps should first contact Ordnance Survey.

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Charging policy

9. The Commissions publications are generally made available for free download in pdf file format, which is suitable for general print requirements. Should you wish to secure a professionally printed copy of any of our publications, please see the guidance on how to buy printed copies of official documents.

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Feedback, questions, and further information

10.It is important that the Commission’s Freedom of Information policy meets
your needs. Any suggestions for additional classes of information that might
be included in future, or how information might be made more accessible,
would be welcomed.
11.Any questions or comments about this policy should be sent to the
Commission’s Freedom of Information Officer at

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12.Complaints regarding this policy should be made in the first instance to our
Freedom of Information Officer.
13.If you are unhappy with our response to your request, you can ask that the
Commission review it internally. If you remain unsatisfied, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner.

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