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Freedom of Information

The NDA is committed to being an open and transparent organisation. We aim to make as much information available as possible. Our Publication Scheme provides a guide to the type of information we aim to routinely publish and the Document Library on this website provides immediate access to many of our publications and reports.

Transparency in public spending

We publish details of spend and related information via spotlightonspend:

We also publish details of all contracts awarded from January 2011 and valued at over £10,000:

How to request information

If you cannot find the information you require on our website or you wish to make a "subject access request" under the Data Protection Act 1998, please contact our Information Access Manager at:

Email enquiries@nda.gov.uk

Herdus House
Westlakes Science & Technology Park
Moor Row
Cumbria
CA24 3HU

Enquiry line 01925 802077

The Information Access Manager will conduct a search to locate the information you require and send you a response within 20 working days.

To help us process your request as quickly as possible, please write your request clearly, providing a careful description of the information you require. Although it is not a requirement, it will often help us to know your reasons for requesting the information.

If we do not hold the information that you require, we will inform you. In certain circumstances we may need to transfer your request to another organisation which holds the information. If this is necessary we will inform you.

If the information you have requested relates to a third party, the NDA will need to consult with the third party regarding the disclosure of the information.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

Your rights

Members of the public are entitled to request information from the NDA under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). 

Information will only be withheld when necessary and in line with legislation, taking into account public interest and protecting legitimate confidential information, such as personal and commercially sensitive information. If the NDA does decide that information cannot be released, we will explain the reasons behind this decision to you.

The NDA must respond to your request within 20 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, we may take up to 40 days but we will inform you in advance if this is the case.

The Information Commissioner's Office is responsible for enforcing this legislation. You can find out more about the legislation from the

NDA Procedures

PDF Information Request Handling Procedure (500Kb)
This NDA procedure defines how requests for information must be handled to ensure the NDA complies with the requirements and legal obligations of the: Freedom of Information Act 2000; Environmental Information Regulations 2004; NDA Openness and Transparency Policy; and the Data Protection Act 1998.


PDF IMPR04 Subject Access Request Procedure - Data Protection (500Kb)
This NDA procedure defines the process to be followed when a request for access to personal data is received.

Complaints

Should you feel dissatisfied with our response to your request for information please contact the Information Access Manager in the first instance.

The NDA will conduct and internal review into the decision. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of our internal review you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office:

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

PDF Internal Review of Information Request Handling Complaints (500Kb)

This procedure outlines how internal reviews should be conducted if a complaint is made regarding NDA handling of requests for information.

Archived websites

Previous versions of NDA and Nirex websites are available, see: