MLA voting on the Licensing and Registration of clubs (Amendment) Bill

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FOI 27-21

01 July 2021


Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request of 30 June 2021 for the following information:

“Under the Freedom of Information Act - How many of those MLAs who voted in favour of this legislation drink alcohol, or have associations with the hospitality industry?”

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) does not hold information on whether Members do or do not drink alcohol.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Assembly Commission is not required to provide information that is already available in a form accessible by the public.

Please find the information you have requested in relation to Members’ declared interests in the Register of Members’ Interests.

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.

Yours sincerely