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Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 26 of the Explanatory Memorandum to the Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010, (1) for what reason the 600 performance items have not been incorporated into the National Indicator Set; (319308)

(2) what each of the 600 performance items requested by the Government and inspectorates is; and what each of the 200 indicators referred to in his Department's press release of 20 January 2010 is.

The reference to 600 performance items is from a research document “Mapping the Local Government Performance Landscape.” The research was commissioned by DCLG, carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers and published in July 2006. We do not hold the data which underpinned the research. The findings of the research is available at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/151585.pdf

The 2006 Local Government White Paper “Strong and Prosperous Communities” committed to establishing a new local performance framework to replace the performance landscape of the time and streamline the separate performance arrangements at the local level. This new local performance framework was introduced from April 2008.

The press release referring to the National Indicator Set, is one element of the new local performance framework. The 2006 Local Government White Paper “Strong and Prosperous Communities” committed to establishing a single set of indicators of around 200 indicators measuring national priority outcomes delivered by local authorities working alone or in partnership. The National Indicator Set was introduced from April 2008 and currently contains 188 indicators. Further detail on the National Indicator Set is available at:

http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk/localgov/audit/nis/pages/default.aspx