New document releases
Records are open on transfer unless they contain information covered by an exemption. If you want to see a record that has not been released, you can submit a Freedom of Information request. We will review the record, in consultation with the government department which transferred it to us. If it is no longer subject to a Freedom of Information exemption, the information will be released to you.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, anyone in the world can request information held at The National Archives. Select 'Releases in 2006' to see highlights of the Freedom of Information releases as well as complete lists of closed files opened as a result of Freedom of Information requests.
You can ask for copies of any of these documents at our document copying service.