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Access to Information
The Government exists to serve the community well within available resources. To this end, it recognises the need for the community to be well informed about the Government, the services it provides and the basis for policies and decisions that affect individuals and the community as a whole.
The Code on Access to Information (the Code) defines the scope of information that will be provided, sets out how the information will be made available either routinely or in response to a request, and lays down procedures governing its prompt release.
The Code authorises and requires civil servants, routinely or on request, to provide information unless there are specific reasons for not doing so. These reasons are set out in Part 2 and will normally be referred to if a request for information is refused.
Requests for information will be handled as promptly and helpfully as possible and if necessary, members of the public may be approached to clarify their requests or the requests may be directed to the most appropriate department. Procedures will be kept as simple as possible.
The Code also sets out procedures for review or complaint if a member of the public considers that the provisions of the Code have not been properly applied.
The code can be accessed at http://www.access.gov.hk.
This website adopts web accessibility design and conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) internationally recognised Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard. This means that it meets both basic and advanced accessibility standards and can be used by most people with special needs. This website also uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and style templates that standardise all the pages on the website, thus enhancing accessibility. However, there are some web pages containing archive materials that may not be fully incorporated with all accessibility features. Should you have any enquiries or comments on its accessibility, please let us know by email to email@example.com.