FOI 14-23: Costs of fresh flowers in Parliament Buildings

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FOI 14-23

30 May 2023

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I am writing to confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) has processed your request dated 22 May 2023 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA 2000). In your request, you asked:

“I wish to know how much has been spent on fresh flowers used within the building over the past 5 years?”

The total cost for fresh flowers to the Assembly Commission within the last five years is £724.94. These costs were accumulated for specific one-off events and are not recurring costs.


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 may appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF which 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


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