FOI 36-22: The briefing paper discussed at the Department for Communities Committee Meeting on 3 March 2022

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FOI 36-22

8 August 2022


Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

I am writing to confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) has processed your request dated 6 July 2022 in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In your request, you asked:

 “I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to request a copy of the briefing paper mentioned by David Sales (DfC) during a Communities Committee meeting on 3 March 2022. The paper was prepared by officials in the Department of Communities and submitted to the Communities Committee as evidence in refutation of claims made by TWN regarding DfC’s handling of the WICT Project.”

The Assembly Commission holds the following documents relating to your request;

  1. CO1 21 804704 GM-1532-2021 - 29 November DALO letter to the Communities (Appendix A)
  2. Draft Response to GM-1532-2021 (Appendix B)

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 its 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.


Yours sincerely

Information Standards

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