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Departmental Responsibilities

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of its strategic objectives his Department did not meet in 2008-09. (307071)

The Department agreed three year strategic objectives covering 2008-09 to 2010-11 in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review. We have not reported final assessments for any of these but our 2009 Autumn Performance Report reports ‘strong progress’ for DSO 2 (housing) and DSO 6 (fire); ‘some progress’ for DSO 1 (local government), DSO 4 (cohesive, active and empowered communities) and DSO 5 (planning); and ‘not yet assessed’ for DSO 3 (economic performance and regeneration). The report was laid before the House on 15 December 2009 as Command Paper (Cm 7770) and is available at: