Freedom Of Information Act 2000

What is the Freedom Of Information Act 2000?

“The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities, and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities”. Source: Information Commissioner’s Office

The Freedom Of Information requests which I have listed below are a handful of those which can be found using They have not been ‘cherry picked’ to promote an ‘agenda’, and obviously all data provided has been sourced from Government departments.

If you have any others you would like to be added to this list please feel free to contact us.

FOI/24124 – “What limits on amplification on the PCR test does N Ireland use and/or recommend”? – Source

“Each test kit comes with the manufacturer’s instructions, which state the total number of amplification cycles that must be done for the specific assay. This is not altered by Belfast Trust’s laboratory”.

“The numerous PCR based assays for SARS-CoV2 used by the Regional Virus Laboratory in Belfast Trust employ Taqman technology. Most Taqman based PCR assays run for 40 cycles – some for 45 cycles.

DOF/2021-0287 – “Please confirm the number of deaths that have occurred in Northern Ireland DIRECTLY as a result of the Covid-19 virus and ONLY as a direct result of the same. I am aware that you have previously published statistics with regard to those who have died WITH a diagnosis/ some form of test for the stated virus but I am asking only for the numbers of deaths FROM not WITH Covid from 1st February 2020 to 3rd April 2021”. – Source

“There were 162 deaths between February 2020 and 3 April 2021 where Covid-19 was the only cause of death mentioned on the death certificate.”

FOI/25042 – “Can you please provide me with the number of patients admitted to each hospital in the [Belfast] Trust for the following years: 2018, 2019, 2020” – Source
Belfast Hospital Admissions Table

Note that there has been a decrease in the number of hospital admissions across the six hospitals from 2018 to 2020.

Notably a 18.26% FALL from 77,935 in 2019 to 63,705 in 2020.

2020 was allegedly ‘pandemic’ year with overflowing hospitals.

Ask yourself why?

FOI/25042 – ” I am requesting documents showing total deaths in Northern Ireland hospitals for the previous five years January 2015 to December 30th 2020?” – Source
FOI 23815 - Total deaths in Northern Ireland hospitals 2015-2020

Note that while there was a slight increase in the number of hospital mortalities between 2019 and 2020 (4.86%) overall 2020 has not been more than 12.24% higher (2016).

Also, 2020 (1659) was 8.19% lower than 2015 (1807).

FO434 – “Please advise the total number of burials and cremations, annually, broken down by burials and cremations from January 2015 to December 2020 (or the last full month of data), in the North Northamptonshire Council jurisdiction.” – Source

2020 number 152 higher than 2019 yet 692 lower than 2015.

2020 6.31% higher than 2019 yet on a par with 2016 and 2018.

FO 21 0706 – “Dear South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council, could you send me list of deaths in area from 2015 to present day and cremations and burials from years mentioned above. “ – Source
Ref No: 009422 Mansfield District Council  – “Please advise the total number of burials and cremations, annually, broken down by burials and cremations from January 2015 to December 2020 (or the last full month of data), in the Mansfield District Council area.” – Source
CRN2107791470 Peterborough City Council  – “We have been told by politicians and the media that there has been a pandemic cause by a deadly virus. For some context or would be helpful if you could supply the following information so we can judge the seriousness of this pandemic by comparing the number of burials and cremations in our area. Many other councils have been asked for this information. 
Please provide the number of burials, the number of cremations and the combined total in three columns for the years 2015-2020 in the Peterborough city council jurisdiction. Thank you. – Source
Reference 26561911 Birmingham City Council  – “Under the FOI Act I request the following information: Please provide the total number of all :
1. Burials 2. Cremations. Please provide the data from 2015 across all sites that are under the control of the district council jurisdiction from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2020. Please list separately for each year and annually to include totals for each year in tabular form. – Source
Shetland Islands Council  – “Please supply the number of burials and cremations within Shetland Islands Council area for each of the last 5 years (individually 2016-2020, including 2020) and not in “financial” years terms but in callander year terms. – Source

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