Policies or Agreements

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Dear Department of Finance (Northern Ireland),

1/ Please provide under FoI, the policy, or agreements regarding provision of funding for legal representation for current and/or former employees who have been issued with Court proceedings naming them personally, as a consequence of actions taken as a result of their employment within the NI Civil Service.

2/ There may be an established policy for current employees. However, there may not be for former employees. Such provision of funding might be by way of a business case prepared on an ad hoc basis by the sponsoring department. If this is the case, please provide the number of cases funded.

2/ Please attach (if any), such policies, or agreements, or number of cases funded.

If you require further clarification, please advise.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor McKee

DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

Good morning,

The Department of Finance acknowledges receipt of your request for information – your reference number is DOF/2023-0033. In line with FOI/EIR legislation, the department has up to 20 working days to respond to your request and therefore you should expect a response no later than 15/02/2023.

The department’s Right to Know leaflet provides an outline of your rights under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations, and explains how your request will be dealt with. You can also read the department’s Information Access Requests Privacy Notice.

Please note, information released by the Department of Finance in response to Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations requests is routinely published on the department’s FOI/EIR Disclosure Log.

Regards
FOI/EIR Team

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DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

1 Attachment

Good morning,

 

Please see attached request for clarification in relation to your recent
request for information.

 

Regards

FOI/EIR Team

 

Dear DoF FOI,

In the past 5 years

Yours sincerely,

Trevor McKee

DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

Good morning

 

Thank you for providing clarification for request DOF/2023-0033. You
should expect to receive your response no later than 02/03/2023.

 

ICO guidance states: “42. This effectively means that where a public
authority needs more details to identify and locate the requested
information and has contacted the requester for further clarification, the
date of receipt will be the day the authority receives the information it
requires to comply with the request. 43. The 20 working day clock will
start the day after the authority receives the necessary clarification.”

 

Further information can be found on the ICO website:
[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio....
The relevant section can be found on page 10, ‘The effect of requesting
clarification under section 1(3)’.

 

Regards

FOI/EIR Team

 

 

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DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

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Good afternoon,

 

Please see attached request for clarification in relation to your recent
request for information.

 

Regards

FOI/EIR Team

 

Dear DoF FOI,

From your reply I can deduce that there were 5685 individual case and only 1 concerning a civil servant in the past 5 years.

I wish to modify my request to

1/ Please provide under FoI, the policy regarding provision of funding for legal representation for current and/or former employees who have been issued with Court proceedings.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor McKee

DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

Good morning

Thank you for providing clarification for request DOF/2023-0033. You should expect to receive your response no later than 21/03/2023.

ICO guidance states: “42. This effectively means that where a public authority needs more details to identify and locate the requested information and has contacted the requester for further clarification, the date of receipt will be the day the authority receives the information it requires to comply with the request. 43. The 20 working day clock will start the day after the authority receives the necessary clarification.”

Further information can be found on the ICO website: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio.... The relevant section can be found on page 10, ‘The effect of requesting clarification under section 1(3)’.

Regards
FOI/EIR Team

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DoF FOI, Department of Finance (Northern Ireland)

1 Attachment

Good morning,

 

Please see attached response to your recent request for information.

 

Regards

FOI/EIR Team