Maintenance and utility Costs at Parliament Buildings

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FoI 15 -19

05th June 2019

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission holds information relevant to your request of 07th May 2019. In your request you asked for the following information:

"Since the date of the government's collapse, 26 January 2017, until the nearest available date to the present day: The total cost of running Stormont's Parliament Buildings - broken down into the costs of, e.g. electricity, heating, security etc."

You provided clarification on 22nd May 2019 confirming you require details of utility costs (Water, Electricity, Heating, Electricity, Rates, Telephone, Broadband) and Security.

The information you have requested is available at Appendix A.

If you feel that the information we have provided does not meet your request fully, please contact this office as soon as possible. You have the right to request a formal review by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission and if you wish to do so, please write to me at the above address.

If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF who will undertake an independent review.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Information Standards Office


Appendix A

UtilityJan – Mar 17Apr 17 – Mar 18Apr 18 – Mar 19Total






Heating (Gas)


























SecurityJan – Mar 17Apr 17 – Mar 18Apr 18 – Mar 19Total

Brought In Security (3rd Party – provided by PSNI)





Gate Security (3rd Party – charged by Department of Finance)





Total Security Costs





* This information has been included from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2019. There were no charges for water during this period.



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