Information in relation to questions asked by Rachel Woods MLA

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FOI 47-21

4 November 2021


Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”)

I am writing to confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) has processed your request dated 25 October 2021 in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In your request, you asked:

“1) How many Assembly questions Rachel Woods MLA has submitted each month for the last 5 years?

2) How many Assembly questions Rachel Woods MLA has submitted each month for the last 5 years on behalf of?”

We do not hold information in the format you have requested. However, all questions submitted by Members, including Rachel Woods, are published on the Assembly website, and are publicly available.  You can search these questions by question type, by Member, by session, and by keyword.  Here is the link to the Assembly website.

The Assembly Commission does not hold information on whether questions are submitted on behalf of another person or organisation.

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 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.


Yours sincerely,