Northern Ireland Youth Assembly selection process

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FoI 42-21

7 October 2021

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission holds information relevant to your request of 24 September 2021.  In your request you asked for the following information:

“I would like to request how the Northern Ireland Youth Assembly selection process adheres to the Equality Act 2010, seeing as the entire selection process was based on protected characteristics”

The Northern Ireland Youth Assembly selection process was developed to comply with the equality provisions set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998. The provisions of the Equality Act 2010 relating to protected characteristics do not apply in Northern Ireland.


If you feel that the information we have provided does not meet your request fully, please contact this office as soon as possible.  You have the right to request a formal review by the Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland 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.

Yours sincerely