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Dear Department of Justice (Northern Ireland),
Dear DOJNI FOI Team,
I refer to the FOI listed by Mrs D. McKee in 2015.

In relation to the Carers' Association:
1. Were the allegations of potential fraud substantiated?
2. If so when was the fraud committed and (ii) what period of time elapsed before this was reported to DOJNI by NIPF?
3. Which PSNI Station or Department was this reported to and when?
4. What were the improvements and controls which mitigated the risk of further fraud in the Carers' Association? (ii) Are the same improvements and controls required of other bodies NIPF fund?
5. Is the Carers' Association a registered Charity (ii) is their annual audit displayed on Companies House website?
6. Was funding discontinued for the Carers' Association whilst "assurances" were sought? If so, for how long and who was responsible for this? If not, why not?
7. Could you confirm if this was reported to PSNI by NIPF or the Carers' Association?
8. Was the Carer’s Association informed by the current CEO of NIPF that the PSNI investigation “would go no further?”
9. If so why? What arrangements were made between PSNI and your department/NDPB-NIPF? Why were public funds expended in this manner?
10. On what date in 2014 was DOJNI made aware of this fraud in the Carers’ Association and on what date was the fraud actually committed?

In relation to the DPOANI
1. What period of time elapsed between the "whistle-blower" informing NIPF of its allegations before commencement of CCNI statutory inquiry?
2. Why did your department(and indeed it’s NDPB’s/ALB’s) state that it does not deal with “whistle blowers” outside the NICS and evidently it did in the case of NIPF/DPOANI, even though the NIPF “whistle blowing policy” clearly states that it is limited to staff and directors?
2(b) Can you advise if double standards are being used in this case by your department /and/or its’ NDPB-NIPF?
3. How many meeting(s) were held between NIPF and CCNI during this period? Did the CEO of NIPF at this time have a close personal friendship/ working/previous relationship with any member of CCNI/DPOANI and was this declared in any conflict of interest during the(se) meetings?
4. Were the allegations of potential fraud substantiated? 4.(b) when did DOJNI inform those who the allegations were made against?
5. Were the DPOANI required to give NIPF any "assurances" before funding was discontinued? If so, what assurances were sought? Were these in line with those sought (and allegedly given) by the Carer’s Association?
Please treat this as a line of business enquiry, if appropriate.
In relation to NIPF
The audit issues in relation to NIPF 2013/14/15 annual accounts, namely 7 priority 1 issues, 13 priority 2 issues and 5 priority 3 issues, can you please provide me with the following:
1. How many, if any, current, or previous members of staff or directors were disciplined, given written warnings, or are being disciplined for gross misconduct in relation to this audit?
2. If not, why not? How much of public funds were wasted in relation to this despicable audit?
3. Why did DOJNI in an AQW, October 2014, state that their Head of Internal Audit DID NOT agree to audit DPOANI, when they were requested to do so by the CEO, NIPF?
4. Why have the RUCGC/PSNI Benevolent fund not applied for funding to the NIPF for the last financial period? (b) how many previous Directors in NIPF were also Directors of PSNI Federation/RUCGC/PSNI Benevolent Fund and indeed PRRT?
5. How many of NIPF funded bodies have produced full audits in line with the Companies Act 2006 from 2007, listing those who have done so, and when?
6. Was the DOJNI Head of Internal Audit given any information by CCNI in relation to any “concerns” they (CCNI) had in relation to NIPF? Did the Head of Internal Audit DOJNI audit the Carer's Association, if so when? If not, why not?
7. On how many occasions did the Head of Internal Audit, DOJNI, meet with CCNI since March 2014?
8. Concerning my points in my heading and point 1 (above) on how many occasions have the NIPF given funding to groups within the police family which have over £7
Million in their reserves, and who is responsible for this?
9. Are there any groups within the police family who do not receive grants from NIPF? If so please list and give the funding requirements of same from 2007.
10. On how many occasions has your department notified PSNI in relation to those it indirectly funds from 2011? Please include a list of those named. Otherwise, please include a list of those who PSNI have informed your department of whom it is investigating from 2011.

many thanks,

Maggie

Yours faithfully,

Yelca Maggie

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Dear Ms Yelca,

Please see attached letter.

Regards

DOJ FOI Team

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Dear Ms Yelca,

In relation to your request (below and attached), please see attached response.

Regards

DOJ FOI Team

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