Preparing the Publication Scheme

When preparing or reviewing our publication scheme, we are obliged by FOISA to have due regard to the public interest in providing access to the information that we hold which relates to:

• the services we provide;

• the costs of those services;

• the standard of those services;

• the facts that inform the important decisions we take; and

• the reasoning that informs our decisions.

In preparing this publication scheme we considered which information is regularly requested by the public. We also approached all Branch Heads within the Agency to request and gather the information they hold within their specific business area that they would consider to be of particular public interest.