The Autism Bill and Autism Act (NI) 2011 - cost to the public purse paid by OFM/DFM

Executive Office (Northern Ireland) Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Northern Ireland),

Can you please advise how much money was spent on facilitating the Autism Act(NI) 2011 paid by OFM/DFM from 2007 to 2011.

Please provide a breakdown of costs contributed to facilitate administration, staff, premises, catering, refreshments, events management to facilitate the Autism Bill becoming an Act and which was contributed by OFM/DFM.

Please include OFMDFM staff time (in paid hours) as well as the cost to provide space to facilitate meetings between the charity Autism NI, members of Autism NI, MLA's and Ministers, and other organisations who regularly or irregularly met at Stormont to discuss/lobby/ for the bill/Act.

Much of the lobbying and activities taking place regarding the Autism Bill and Autism Act(NI) 2011 took place on the premises of Stormont. If there was a cost associated with this, to the public purse, please provide a breakdown as above.

If there were other costs incurred paid for by OFM/DFM please provide same. This should include representations made to the Health Committee in 2010 which were made by various Departments, Charities and individuals.

If you do not hold this information, please provide the name/details of who to contact to access same.

Yours faithfully,

D Hoggs

OFMDFM FOI,

1 Atodiad

D Hoggs

Please see attached correspondence.

Many thanks

Karen Davidson
Information Management and Central Advisory Branch
OFMDFM
A5.18 Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SR

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

OFMDFM FOI,

1 Atodiad

D Hoggs

Please see attached correspondence.

Many thanks

Karen Davidson
Information Management and Central Advisory Branch
OFMDFM
A5.18 Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SR

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir