Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Freedom of Information


The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is a transparent and open organisation and it publishes information about what it does on this website which can be assessed through the search facility on the home page.

The Information Commissioner, who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, has drawn up a Model Publication Scheme Opens new window  for all public sector organisations, which we have decided to adopt and formally commit to. The Commissioner has also published a Definition Document Opens new window for government departments which sets out in some detail what his minimum expectations are as far as we are concerned.

Much of the information we make routinely available can be accessed through our website by using the search facility, or the sections below. This information is updated on a regular basis.  If you cannot find information and we have indicated in the definition document that the information is routinely available this may be because the information cannot be loaded onto our website.  In such circumstances please contact  and ask for the information.

Who we are and what we do

Information on our organisation, structure, location and contacts

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information about our income and expenditure, procurement, contacts and financial audit

What are our priorities and how are we doing

Information on our strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews

How we make decisions

Information on our policy proposals, public consultations, senior-level meetings and internal guidlines

Our policies and procedures

Information on our policies and procedures for delivering our services adnf conducting our business

Lists and Registers

Information on our public registers, asset registers and disclosure logs

The services we offer

Information about the services we provide, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters

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