Payments from Stormont's emergency Covid fund for small businesses

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FoI 51-20

17 November 2020

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I am writing to confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly does not hold the information which you requested on 30 October 2020.  In our request you asked for the following information:

“With reference to the following news article:

Can I request copies of emails sent/received by the constituency offices/MLAs in reference to these payments in each case?”

Emails sent and received by individual Members’ constituency offices are not held by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission.


You have the right to request a formal review by the Northern Ireland Assembly 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


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