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Sinn Fein MLA John O' Dowd has expressed concern about reports that the Charity Commission is to be relocated out of Lurgan into Belfast.

Published: 19 December, 2017

Sinn Fein MLA John O' Dowd has expressed concern about reports that the Charity Commission is to be relocated out of Lurgan into Belfast.

Mr O' Dowd said:

"The Charities Commission was originally located in Lurgan as part of a wider government and public agencies decentralisation scheme of jobs and services out of Belfast.


'Whilst I understand that a threat against a member of staff may have brought about the latest review such a despicable threat should not be used as cover for a broader policy decision.

"An attempt was made several years to relocate the Commission to Belfast but this was successfully resisted and I hope a similar outcome is achieved this time as well.

"I will be meeting Trade Union representatives and making representations to the Charities Commission and relevant department about this proposed move."