Publication Scheme

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: COOPERATION AND COMPETITION PANEL PUBLICATION SCHEME

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public.

The Cooperation and Competition Panel's (CCP) publication scheme was updated on 14 June 2010 in order to comply with the Information Commissioner's Office's model publication scheme. The scheme will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the information is current.

WHAT ARE OUR PRIORITIES AND HOW ARE WE DOING

Progress report

HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS

Guidance

Consultations

Previous cases

CHARGES WHICH MAY BE MADE FOR INFORMATION PUBLISHED UNDER THIS SCHEME

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges made by the authority for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum. Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament. Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:

  • photocopying
  • postage and packaging
  • the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information

Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they are legally authorised, they are in all the circumstances, including the general principles of the right of access to information held by public authorities, justified and are in accordance with a published schedule or schedules of fees which is readily available to the public. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

WRITTEN REQUESTS

Information we hold which is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing, when its provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

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