Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association

The request was refused by Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Dear Charity Commission for Northern Ireland,

Please publish all correspondence that relates to the registration of the Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association. This information will relate to refusals or agreements to register and all associated communications.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor McKee

Charity Commission Communications, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

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Dear Mr McKee

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request (ref: FOI20171111),
which was received by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland on
Monday 13 November 2017.

 

The Commission aims to answer all Freedom of Information requests within
20 working days. We will let you know if this timescale needs to be
extended for any reason.

 

Kind regards

 

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

257 Lough Road

Lurgan

BT66 6NQ  

                    

T: 028 3832 0169

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This email is from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.  It
contains information which is confidential and which may be privileged or
subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Charity Commission for Northern
Ireland. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient.

 

Any dissemination, distribution, copying or use of this communication or
any attachment to it without prior permission of the addressee is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received it in error please inform us by email,
phone or fax (The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough
Road,, Lurgan, BT66 6NQ; telephone 028 3832 0220; fax 028 3834 5943;
textphone 028 3834 7639: email [5][CCNI request email]; web
[6]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk ) then delete it from your system

 

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precaution to minimise the risk of any attachment to this email containing
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Dear Mr McKee

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request (ref: FOI20171111),
which was received by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland on
Monday 13 November 2017.

 

The Commission aims to answer all Freedom of Information requests within
20 working days. However, we are writing to let you know that we are
extending the deadline for responding as we require further time in this
case to determine whether or not the balance of the public interest lies
in maintaining two specific and qualified exemptions, namely the
exemptions offered under section 31(1)(g) and section 42(1). This
extension is in accordance with Section 10(3) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

While the Commission is taking additional time, as highlighted above, to
consider the public interest test in relation to the stated qualified
exemptions, we are also writing to inform you that some of the information
requested is exempt from release under the following exemptions:

 

a)   Section 21(1). This covers information on the charity such as
charitable purposes, trustees names and annual reports, held by the
Commission and which are accessible to you via the public register of
charities and on the organisation’s own website.

b)   Section 40(2). This covers information which constitutes third party
personal data. This section of the Act provides that personal data about
third parties is exempt from release if any of the data protection
principles would be contravened by the disclosure. Disclosure of third
party information, where consent has not been provided, would breach the
first fair processing principle contained in the Data Protection Act 1998
in that it would be unfair to that person or be unlawful.

c)   Section 41(1). This covers information provided to the Commission in
confidence, for example the charity’s bank statement and personal data of
charity trustees. The information in question was obtained from any other
person and to release it would constitute a breach of confidence
actionable by that or any other person.

The Commission aims to respond to your request as soon as possible and
will take no more than an additional 20 working days, aiming to respond to
you no later than 10 January 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this
extension may cause.

 

Yours

 

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

257 Lough Road

Lurgan

BT66 6NQ  

                    

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The Commission has published new guidance, Serious incident reporting: a
guide for charity trustees, which is available to read or download from
[4]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk

 

This email is from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.  It
contains information which is confidential and which may be privileged or
subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Charity Commission for Northern
Ireland. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient.

 

Any dissemination, distribution, copying or use of this communication or
any attachment to it without prior permission of the addressee is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received it in error please inform us by email,
phone or fax (The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough
Road,, Lurgan, BT66 6NQ; telephone 028 3832 0220; fax 028 3834 5943;
textphone 028 3834 7639: email [5][CCNI request email]; web
[6]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk ) then delete it from your system

 

While the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has taken reasonable
precaution to minimise the risk of any attachment to this email containing
computer viruses, we can not accept any liability for any damage which you
sustain as a result of any such viruses.  You should carry out your own
virus checks before you open this document.

 

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Charity Commission Communications, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

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Dear Mr McKee

 

Please find attached a response from the Charity Commission for Northern
Ireland to your Freedom of Information request (ref: FOI20171111)

 

Kind regards

 

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

257 Lough Road

Lurgan

BT66 6NQ  

                    

T: 028 3832 0220

[1]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk

 

 

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The Commission has published new guidance, Serious incident reporting: a
guide for charity trustees, which is available to read or download from
[4]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk

 

This email is from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.  It
contains information which is confidential and which may be privileged or
subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Charity Commission for Northern
Ireland. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient.

 

Any dissemination, distribution, copying or use of this communication or
any attachment to it without prior permission of the addressee is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received it in error please inform us by email,
phone or fax (The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough
Road,, Lurgan, BT66 6NQ; telephone 028 3832 0220; fax 028 3834 5943;
textphone 028 3834 7639: email [5][CCNI request email]; web
[6]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk ) then delete it from your system

 

While the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has taken reasonable
precaution to minimise the risk of any attachment to this email containing
computer viruses, we can not accept any liability for any damage which you
sustain as a result of any such viruses.  You should carry out your own
virus checks before you open this document.

 

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Dear Charity Commission for Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Charity Commission for Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association'.

1/ I accept the exemption as applied under 21(1) is correct

2/ I reject the application of section 40(2) as consent from the data subject has not been applied for.

3/ I accept the exemption as applied under 41(1) is correct

4/ I reject the application of section 31 (1) (g) . Section 9 (2) (4) which records the Commissions Duty in the following terms; "In performing its functions the Commission must, so far as relevant, have regard to the principles of best regulatory practice (including the principles under which regulatory activities should be proportionate, accountable, consistent, transparent and targeted only at cases in which action is needed). This duty relates directly to the Commission and how it discharges its functions. You say (but it is not accepted) that release of this information would prejudice the function in section 8. You do not make it clear how you think that this might occur, only to pose a hypothetical situation where some mischief or otherwise might occur.

5/ I reject the application of section 42(1). It is strongly within the public interest that there is transparency in how the Commission spends public funds, and to scrutinise whether or not the expenditure represents fair value for money.

The practices and procedures of the Charity Commission have been subject to intense media and stakeholder scrutiny in the recent past, and on-going in a number of litigations in train. The public have a right to know how public funds are being used and to what ends. The registration, or not, of charities is a highly emotive public interest issue in Northern Ireland. Please review and release the information as requested.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Trevor McKee

Charity Commission Communications, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

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Dear Mr McKee

 

Thank you for your email, requesting an internal review of your Freedom of
Information request (ref: FOI20171111A). This was received by the Charity
Commission for Northern Ireland on Monday 8 January 2018.

 

The Commission aims to respond to all Freedom of Information internal
reviews within 20 working days. We will let you know if this timescale
needs to be extended for any reason.

 

Kind regards

 

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

257 Lough Road

Lurgan

BT66 6NQ  

                    

T: 028 3832 0220

[1]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk

 

 

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The Commission has published new guidance, Serious incident reporting: a
guide for charity trustees, which is available to read or download from
[4]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk

 

This email is from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.  It
contains information which is confidential and which may be privileged or
subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Charity Commission for Northern
Ireland. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient.

 

Any dissemination, distribution, copying or use of this communication or
any attachment to it without prior permission of the addressee is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received it in error please inform us by email,
phone or fax (The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough
Road,, Lurgan, BT66 6NQ; telephone 028 3832 0220; fax 028 3834 5943;
textphone 028 3834 7639: email [5][CCNI request email]; web
[6]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk ) then delete it from your system

 

While the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has taken reasonable
precaution to minimise the risk of any attachment to this email containing
computer viruses, we can not accept any liability for any damage which you
sustain as a result of any such viruses.  You should carry out your own
virus checks before you open this document.

 

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Dear Trevor McKee

 

Please see attached response to your request for internal review submitted
on 8 January 2018.

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

257 Lough Road, Lurgan BT66 6NQ

Tel: 028 3832 0220
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Follow us on Twitter [4]@CharityCommNI

 

The Commission has published new guidance, Serious incident reporting: a
guide for charity trustees, which is available to read or download from
[5]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk

 

This email is from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.  It
contains information which is confidential and which may be privileged or
subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Charity Commission for Northern
Ireland. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient.

 

Any dissemination, distribution, copying or use of this communication or
any attachment to it without prior permission of the addressee is strictly
prohibited.  If you have received it in error please inform us by email,
phone or fax (The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough
Road,, Lurgan, BT66 6NQ; telephone 028 3832 0220; fax 028 3834 5943;
textphone 028 3834 7639: email [6][CCNI request email]; web
[7]www.charitycommissionni.org.uk ) then delete it from your system.

 

While the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has taken reasonable
precaution to minimise the risk of any attachment to this email containing
computer viruses, we can not accept any liability for any damage which you
sustain as a result of any such viruses.  You should carry out your own
virus checks before you open this document.

 

 

 

 

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