Affected Bodies

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Dear Department of Finance (Northern Ireland),

I would be grateful if you could advise if any of your ALB's or NDPB's have been affected by the 16th May 2019 judgement of Madam Justice McBride, whereupon it was found that for certain decisions the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland had no power to delegate responsibility to discharge statutory powers to staff.
If any have been affected, I would ask that you;

(i) list the names of NPDBs or ALBs affected
(ii) what changes if any have been made to those NDPBs or ALBs affected, and the date these changes were implemented.
(iii) if none were affected, please state so.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor McKee

ProbityaacNI

DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

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Dear DoF FOI,

Have you a response please?

Yours sincerely,

Trevor McKee

ProbityaacNI

DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

Mr McKee

The Department is continuing to process your request.

Apologies for the delay.

Regards

Information Management Unit

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DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

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Mr McKee

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Communications and Engagement Division

Dear DoF FOI,

Thank you for your reply.
I cannot imagine how your answer may be exempt under section 42(2), I have not asked you for any of the legal advice you were given.
Furthermore, some departments when asked the same question have stated that none of their ALBs/NDPBs have been affected.
It would be helpful if you could please confirm if your dept received a letter from the Executive Office in relation to this, or any other FOI concerning Madam Justice McBride’s decision. You may respond to this as a normal line of business inquiry. If you have received such communications, please supply me with a copy, you may wish to treat this aspect as a new (or a continuance) of my original request.

In addition, please advise if your dept has introduced any emergency measures to your ALBs/NDPBs as a result of Madam Justice McBrides decision. This information is not exempt under FOIA, a simple yes or no will suffice. This answer will assist me understanding any likely impact on the department.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor McKee

ProbityaacNI

DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

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Mr McKee

Response to your request for information attached.

Regards

Information Management Unit