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Freedom of Information


Please see below information regarding FOI requests

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is committed to openness and transparency, making information available where possible.


As a Trading Fund and Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), we fully support our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRS). 


Before making a request for information please consider:

  • If the information is available via our ADMIRALTY Products or Services

  • If the information has already been the subject of an FOI response


The UKHO forms part of the MOD publications scheme. The MOD publication scheme follows the FOI Code of Practice and Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) guidance.

To check whether information has been requested previously, please visit our gov.uk page to search MOD publication scheme releases for UKHO responses. 

If you cannot find the information you require, please contact us using the contact details below. 


Contact us

To make a request for information, please contact us:

Email: UKHO-Secretariat@UKHO.gov.uk

Secretariat
UK Hydrographic Office
Admiralty Way
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 2DN
United Kingdom


Frequently Asked Questions


How to access information from a public body?

The Information Commissioner's Office  provides useful guidance and information to consider when making a request.


Will UKHO provide me with all the information I request?

The FOIA/EIR allows for some information to be exempt from disclosure. If we are unable to provide the information, we will explain why.


Is there a fee?

Most information requests will be processed free of charge, however there are certain circumstances where costs may be charged.


Where can I learn more about my information rights?

Please visit the Information Commissioners Office (ICO): https://ico.org.uk/