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Northern Ireland Office: Freedom of Information

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 23355, tabled on 28 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Freedom of Information requests have been referred by his Department for advice on handling to the Cabinet Office’s clearing house for Freedom of Information requests in each year since 2016.

Answered on

1 July 2021

The Northern Ireland Office does not hold this information centrally, and it can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The Northern Ireland Office has referred requests to the Cabinet Office Clearing House where appropriate and in line with the published criteria. This is available on the website at

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