Weak oversight and poor governance arrangements

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Dear Department for Communities (Northern Ireland),

On the 2nd August 2017 the Charity Commission reported as follows "Business Plan Obj 4: being an effective regulator and decision maker, Weak oversight and poor governance arrangements put the Commission at risk of not meeting its legal obligations as a public body."

This statement demonstrates that the CCNI considers that the department is catastrophically failing in its obligations to the NDPB. Can you please release:

1/ All correspondence from the CCNI that references or supports these assertions.
2/ All correspondence from the department that refutes or agrees these assertions.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor McKee

Seaman, Liam, Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr McKee

 

Please see attached acknowledgement of your FOI request DFC 2017-0266.

 

Regards

 

Liam

 

Seaman, Liam, Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr McKee

 

Please see attached response to your FOI request.

 

Thank you

 

Liam

 

 

Dear Liam,

Thank you for your interpretation.
I had considered, but rejected the same interpretation before the request was made. It is inconceivable that your interpretation is correct, however, I acknowledge it is unlikely that correspondence exists that could readily be identifiable as relevant to the request, and accept that the department does not hold the information requested.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor McKee