Publication scheme

About the Ministry of Justice publication scheme

The Freedom of Information Act encourages us to proactively publish as much information as possible.

We make a significant amount of information available under our publication scheme. This means that, in many cases, the information you are looking for will already be available and there will be no need for you to make a formal request under the Act.

Information available

The information available is grouped under 7 categories:

  • who we are and what we do
  • what we spend and how we spend it
  • what our priorities are and how we are doing
  • how we make our decisions
  • our policies and procedures
  • lists and registers
  • the service we offer

How the scheme works and information on charges

Information listed in our publication scheme is available through this website or in print, you can access information in 3 different ways:

  • on the website - when information is available on the website, or one of our partner websites, the web address will be given and a link will be provided, there is no charge for this
  • by email - you can submit a request to the department via the FOI request form - there is no charge for this
  • by post - if you require the information in paper format it may be necessary to charge you, however each case is considered separately

We may be required to charge if for example a large amount of photocopying is required or if the cost of postage for a large volume of paperwork is high.

Requests via post should be sent to:

Data Access and Compliance Unit
Postal Point 10.34, Floor 10
102 Petty France

Information in other languages

The Ministry of Justice’s Welsh language scheme sets out our commitment to treating English and Welsh languages on the basis of equality, where it is appropriate and workable. Our Welsh language scheme was approved by the Welsh Language Board.

If you can’t find what you are looking for

If you still can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us using the FOI request form

Your personal data

If you would like to request your own personal data or information about yourself then you should make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and not under the FOI Act. The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) allows you to find out what information we hold about you. This is known as the ‘right of subject access’, please see our guidance about how to make a subject access request under the DPA.