FOI 19-23: Commisioner's View on Memorial - Historical Institutional Childhood Abuse

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FOI 19-23

9 August 2023



Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”)

I am writing to confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) has processed your request dated 24 July 2023 in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In your request, you asked:

“On 31st January 2022 Fiona Ryan, Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse, submitted a paper/report/document to the Committee for the Executive Office setting out her views on the role and context of a memorial for historical institutional abuse survivors.

I would be grateful if you could forward a copy of the above document.”

The Assembly Commission holds the information that you have requested. Please find the information in Appendix A.

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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