Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) the public have a right to access to information held by public authorities. Under the Act, public authorities (including their wholly-owned subsidiaries) are required to adopt a Publication Scheme.
A Publication Scheme is a document that describes the information a public authority publishes, or intends to publish. In this context, 'publish' means to make information available, routinely. The scheme is the public authority's commitment to make available the information described.
The Information Commissioner’s Office model publication scheme for wholly-owned companies model publication scheme for wholly-owned companies (PDF , 186kb) is being adopted from January 2009. The following list of wholly-owned subsidiaries includes links to information based on this model publication scheme.