Investigation into DARD Central Investigation Services

Tim Mercer made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Ireland Audit Office

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Dear Northern Ireland Audit Office,

I make this request under the terms of the FoI legislation.

Please confirm if there has been any audit or investigation into the DARD Central Investigation Service following an investigation conducted by Consultants from Deloitte in the summer of 2010, an investigation which was initially reported to the NI Audit Office in early 2010.

If an investigation was conducted please supply a copy of the subsequent report.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Mercer

Connelly N, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Dear Mr Mercer,

I refer to your Freedom of Information request received by NIAO today 30 April 2012.

I am dealing with your request within the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will endeavour to reply to your request promptly but in any event by no later than 29 May 2012 being 20 working days following the date of receipt of your request.

Yours sincerely

Norma Connelly

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Connelly N, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Dear Mr Mercer,


I refer to your Freedom of Information request received by us on 30 April
2012. NIAO reviewed the Deloitte 2010 report in the course of its 2010-11
financial  audit of the DARD Resource Account.

This resulted in the C&AG issuing a report with the annual account. This
has been reproduced on pages 77-82 of the Annual Report and Accounts
published on the DARD website at



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