Freedom of Information at NCR

The National Cancer Registry is one of many public bodies covered by the Freedom of Information Act. The new FOI Act came into effect in October 2014 and repealed the 1997 and 2003 Acts.

The 2014 FOI Act provides the following statutory rights:

  • A legal right for each person to access information held by a body to which FOI legislation applies
  • A legal right for each person to have official information relating to himself/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
  • A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting himself/herself.

Publication scheme

Section 8 of the Act requires FOI bodies to prepare a publication scheme concerning the publication of information by the body in conformity with a model publication scheme and guidelines. This provides for the publication of information on an FOI body’s website outside of FOI. An FOI body is required to:

  • Publish information to assist members of the public in their understanding of the body and its functions
  • Publish the information it holds grouped under the information headings set out in the model publication scheme
  • Explain the procedures to get access to information or to establish what information the body holds

The requirement to publish an FOI body’s publication scheme came into effect on 14 April 2016.

Full details of Freedom of Information procedures at the National Cancer Registry are available at

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