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Publication Scheme Section 1

This section covers:

Introduction

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Office of the Information Commissioner

You can use the related links on the right to access other sections of our Publication Scheme.

Introduction

The Department of Education (DE) is one of 11 government departments created in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.

The department is located at:

Rathgael House
43 Balloo Road
Rathgill
Bangor
BT19 7PR

Local: 028 9127 9279
International: +44 (0)28 9127 9279

For teachers salaries and pensions:

Waterside House
75 Duke Street
Londonderry
BT47 6FP

Local: 028 7131 9000
International: +44(0)28 7131 9000   

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is designed to establish a new culture of openness and transparency in public administration.

Each public authority, such as central and local government, non-departmental public bodies, are required to produce a Publication Scheme. From January 2005 the Act gives a general right to access all types of recorded information (subject to certain exemptions) held by public authorities.  

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Office of the Information Commissioner

Additional information on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be obtained from the Information Commissioner , who has responsibility for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the the Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  Contact details are:

Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Winslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Local:016 2554 5745
International:+44 (0)16 2554 5745

email:mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

website: Information Commissioners Office

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