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    • Old Git
    • By Old Git 14th Mar 18, 6:03 AM
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    RHI Inquiry: Minutes not taken to 'frustrate FOIs
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    • 14th Mar 18, 6:03 AM
    RHI Inquiry: Minutes not taken to 'frustrate FOIs 14th Mar 18 at 6:03 AM
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43384189#


    The head of Northern Ireland's civil service has admitted meetings about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme were not minuted in order to frustrate Freedom of Information request
    Mr Sterling said the practice of taking minutes had "lapsed" after devolution when engagement between civil servants and local ministers became much more regular.

    But he said it was also an attempt to frustrate Freedom of Information requests.

    Mr Sterling said ministers liked to have a "safe space where they could think the unthinkable and not necessarily have it all recorded".

    He said the DUP and Sinn F!in were sensitive to criticism and in that context, senior civil servants had "got into the habit" of not recording all meetings.
    Last edited by Old Git; 14-03-2018 at 6:07 AM.
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    • tommie
    • By tommie 14th Mar 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 3:31 PM
    So how did these nasty people get into these positions in the first place?

    We didn`t vote them in..... did we??!!!!

    and if there was an election tomorrow we would do exactly the same...
    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 14th Mar 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 4:03 PM
    The problem is that if we put the politicians to one side for a moment, our civil servants appear to be completely incompetent. The current head of the civil service is going to Washington on St. Patrick's day for what can only be deemed a waste of money.
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 14th Mar 18, 9:14 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:14 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:14 PM
    The problem is that if we put the politicians to one side for a moment, our civil servants appear to be completely incompetent. The current head of the civil service is going to Washington on St. Patrick's day for what can only be deemed a waste of money.
    Originally posted by Cotta
    If you get the politicians you deserve in a democracy, who do we blame for getting a civil servant like that?
    “What means that trump?” Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
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