Vote on the motion of Conversion Therapy
Information Standards Freedom of Information Response
Our Ref: FOI 16-21
26 April 2021
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information with reference to the following:
“May I have a breakdown of both the main vote on the motion to ban Conversion Therapy, and the DUP amendment to it, by MLA and their party, as opposed to designation?”
All proceedings of plenary sittings are available on the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) website. Minutes of proceedings of all Plenary Meetings and Committee Meetings are also published on the website and are publicly available.
The voting system does not record party affiliation, as that is not pertinent to the result of any vote, whereas designation may be required to ascertain cross-community support (or not) for particular votes. You can find details of all 90 MLAs, including which party they belong to (if any) here.
Under FOIA legislation, the Assembly Commission is not required to provide information that is already available in a form accessible by the public.
You have the right to request a formal review by the 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.
The Assembly Commission may publish details of your FOI request and our official response within the organisational disclosure log. The request will be completely anonymised and you will not be identified in any way. This is to meet the requirements as laid out by in the agreed publication scheme with the Information Commissioners’ Office.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.