Information provided during this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with access to information regimes, primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 2018. If you want the information you provide to be treated confidentially, please be aware that, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, public authorities are required to comply with a statutory code of practice which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you wish that information to be treated confidentially.
If we disclose of this information, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances.
We will process your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 (and the General Data Protection Regulations) and, in most circumstances, this will mean that your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. This consultation follows the UK Government’s consultation principles.
Further information can be found on our website