Have the NI Assembly accepted a donation/donations from the International Monetary Fund in relation to Covid-19 and if so how much was it for and what was the agreement on how it would be used?
Information Standards Freedom of Information Response
Our Ref: FoI 46-21
2 November 2021
Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) is the corporate body of the Northern Ireland Assembly and it is the Assembly Commission that holds the budget in respect of the Northern Ireland Assembly. In your request received of 14 October 2021, you asked for the following information:
“Please can you provide the following information under Freedom of Information
1) has the NI Assembly accepted a donation/donations from the International Monetary Fund in relation to Covid-19?
2) if so how much was it for and what was the agreement on how it would be used?”
The Assembly Commission has not accepted any donation from the International Monetary Fund in relation to Covid-19 and does not hold any information in relation to this request. You may also wish to contact the Northern Ireland Executive. Further details can be found by clicking here.
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