Northern Ireland Office
Freedom of Information Team
T 028 90765431
Chris Mulholland email@example.com
3 August 2018
Dear Mr Mulholland,
REFERENCE: FOI – 18/180
Thank you for your email dated 12 July 2018 in which you requested a copy of the following
information from the Northern Ireland Office:
Is it possible for an updated version of the report to be released, where names of people
who have since passed away or have since been revealed by other sources such as
newspapers are no longer redacted?
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
The Northern Ireland Office does not hold any information within the scope of your request. The
Report was written by the late Sir Desmond de Silva rather than the NIO. There are no plans
to update the report.
If you believe this reply is not in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you may
ask for an internal review within two calendar months of the date of this letter. If you request a
review you should do so in writing stating the reasons.
If following an internal review you were to remain dissatisfied you may make a complaint to the
Information Commissioner and ask him to investigate whether the NIO has complied with the
terms of the FOIA. You can write to the Information Commissioner at:
The Commissioner will not investigate a complaint unless an internal review procedure has
been carried out. Further details on the role of the Information Commissioner and the handling
of appeals can be found at: www.ico.org.uk
If you wish to discuss this please contact the Freedom of Information Team using the contact
details provided at the top of the first page. Please remember to quote your reference in any
Yours sincerely Freedom of Information Manager