Use of DARD Central Investigation Service (CIS) on DE business

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Dear Department of Education (Northern Ireland),

In 2010 an investigation was conducted into the activities of the [Potentially defamatory material removed] Mr [Potential defamatory material removed], by Deloitte consultants as instructed by the DARD PS Mr Gerry Lavery. The findings of this investigation showed there was elements of corruption, malpractice and mis/malfeasance in the workings of Mr [Potential defamatory material removed] and this unit on the instructions of Mr [Potential defamatory material removed].

1. Can you confirm if DE 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 DE and the annual cost of this service for the last financial year?

3. If DE 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,

Chris Anderson

Freedom of Information (DENI),

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    DE1 09 123830 Public Information Leaflet FOI Updated 2 November 2009.DOC.doc

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Dear Mr Anderson
Thank you for your email seeking information regarding DE uses of the DARD
CIS resources etc. Your request was received on 1 May 2012 and will be
dealt with under the terms of the above legislation.
The leaflet enclosed tells you about the legislation and the procedures
which will be followed in handling your request.
In some circumstances a fee may be payable but if that is the case, you
will be advised of the likely charges before proceeding.
If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
Yours Sincerely
Louise Donaldson
Business Support Team
Department of Education

Anderson, Michelle,

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Please see attached response to your recent FOI request.

Michelle Anderson
Head of Internal Audit
Department of Education
Tel: 02891 279669 ext 59669

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