Issuu on Google+

Commission Support & Compliance Unit Room 152, Parliament Buildings Ballymiscaw Stormont Belfast, BT4 3XX Tel: +44 (0) 28 9052 1147 Fax: +44 (0) 28 90418340 e-mail: foi@niassembly.gov.uk

Northern Ireland Assembly Our Ref: 122-10 Mr Lee Canning Cardiff and Wales Tax Payer Alliance Coordinator canning_lee@hotmail.com 19 January 2011 Dear Mr Canning

Freedom of Information Act 2000 I am writing to confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly holds the information which you requested on 21 December 2010. In your request you asked for the following information: “Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I am seeking the following information, 1. Details of carrier, class, start point and destination of the flights in the following trips. 2 Details of Hotel, individual rates and added extras including room service for the hotels mentioned in the following trips. 3 Full details and make up of all additional expenses on the following trips.” Date

Destination

Names

Total Flights

15-18 March 2010

Washington DC

William Hay MLA 1 Staff

Washington DC

15-18 March 2010

Total Hotels

Other Costs

Grand Total

£2,976.92 £1,068.46

£217.03

£4,262.41

Danny Kennedy MLA £4,465.38 £1,602.69 Naomi Long ML 1 Staff

£408.97

£6,477.04


Please refer to the information provided in Appendix A 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 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. If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Aoibheann Baker FOI Unit


Appendix A Date 15-18 March 2010 15-18 March 2010

Start Point Belfast

Destination

Names

Washington DC

Belfast

Washington DC

William Hay MLA 1 Staff Danny Kennedy MLA Naomi Long MLA 1 Staff

Total Flights £2,976.92

Carrier

Class

Continental

Business First

£4,465.38

Continental

Business First

Total Hotels £1,068.46

£1,602.69

Hotel Name Georgetown Inn, Washington Georgetown Inn, Washington

Room Rate $258.77 per room per night $258.77 per room per night

Date

Destination

Names

Other Costs

15-18 March 2010

Washington DC

William Hay MLA 1 Staff

£246.28

Secretariat TS – Taxis

£192.12

Secretariat TS – Day Subsistence

£9.30

Secretariat TS – Incidentals

£24.86

Secretariat TS – Personal Allowance

£20.00 £246.28

Other Costs £246.28 (updated)

Grand Total £4,291.66

£408.97

£6,477.04


Date

Destination

Names

Other Costs

15-18 March 2010

Washington DC

Danny Kennedy MLA Naomi Long MLA 1 Staff

£408.97

Committee Members – Incidentals

£4.99

Committee Members TS – Day Subsistence

£44.74

Committee Members TS – Taxis

£164.21

Committee Staff – Mileage Allowance

£4.00

Committee Staff TS – Car Parking

£1.80

Committee Staff TS – Day Subsistence

£77.54

Committee Staff TS – Taxis

£77.79

Souvenirs

£17.61

Loss/Gain on Foreign Currency

£16.29 £408.97



NI Assembly FoI Response: Breakdown of Expenses