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.
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 gov.uk website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-office-and-freedom-of-information.