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Sinead Quinn made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Department for Communities (Northern Ireland),

I am writing to request copies of correspondence between DfC and relevant recipient/s at Westminster government, since August 2021, to date regarding the cost of living crisis, poverty, fuel poverty, and/or regional financial inequality.

Yours faithfully,

Sinead Quinn

DfC FOI, Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)

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Helen Lindsay | Information Management Branch | Department for Communities

Level 5 | Nine Lanyon Place | BELFAST | BT1 3LP

Contact: * [1][email address] | ( Tel: (028) 9082
9117 | ( DD: 38117

 

Supporting people, Building communities, Shaping places. 

 

 

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Ms Quinn,

 

Thank you for contacting the Department.

 

Please find attached a request for clarification of your recent request
for information.  Please note the 20 working day deadline for response
will pause until clarification has been provided.

 

Regards

 

Damian O'Hara| Information Management Branch | Department for Communities

Level 5 | Nine Lanyon Place | BELFAST | BT1 3LP

Contact: * damian.o'[email address] | ( Tel: (028) 9082 9137 |
( DD: 38137

 

Supporting people, Building communities, Shaping places

 

 

 

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Dear DfC FOI,

Re FOI request clarification

For Westminster Government, please read Boris Johnson; Brandon Lewis; Rishi Sunak; UK Prime Minister's Office; UK Cabinet Office; Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy UK; Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities UK; Department for Work & Pensions UK; HM Treasury UK; and Northern Ireland Office.

Yours sincerely,

Sinead Quinn

DfC FOI, Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)

Thank you for contacting the Department for Communities Freedom of
Information Team. 

 

Your correspondence has been received and will be passed to the
appropriate Departmental business area for action. 

 

Damian O'Hara| Information Management Branch | Department for Communities

Level 5 | Nine Lanyon Place | BELFAST | BT1 3LP

Contact: * damian.o'[email address] | ( Tel: (028) 9082 9137 |
( DD: 38137

 

Supporting people, Building communities, Shaping places

 

DfC FOI, Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)

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Ms Quinn,

 

Please find attached the Department’s response to your recent request for
information.

 

Regards

 

Damian O'Hara| Information Management Branch | Department for Communities

Level 5 | Nine Lanyon Place | BELFAST | BT1 3LP

Contact: * damian.o'[email address] | ( Tel: (028) 9082 9137 |
( DD: 38137

 

Supporting people, Building communities, Shaping places

 

 

 

 

 

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