Use of DARD Central Investigation Service on NIPS business.

Michael Anderson made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Ireland Prison Service This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Michael Anderson

Dear Northern Ireland Prison Service,

In 2010 an investigation was conducted into the activities of [DARD CIS] by Deloitte consultants as instructed by the DARD PS Mr Gerry Lavery. [potentially defamatory material removed].

1. Can you confirm if NIPS uses any of the DARD CIS resources?

2. If so, can you confirm the legal basis enabling DARD CIS to conduct business on behalf of NIPS and the annual cost of this service for the last financial year?

3. If NIPS do use this DARD service can you clarify if you have taken any action to review any agreement with DARD CIS in light of the investigation findings of the Deloitte investigation in 2010? And the subsequent findings and action taken as a result of any review.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Anderson