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Northern Ireland Office: Strategy

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government who sets the Northern Ireland Office's Departmental Strategies Objective; after what consultations; and how they are monitored. [HL14]

Following extensive consultation with Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) and the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (PMDU) the Northern Ireland Office’s three-year CSR07 Departmental Strategic Objectives (DSOs) were set by the Northern Ireland Office’s departmental board and approved by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

DSOs are monitored quarterly by the departmental board and at least every six months by the department’s HMT spending team. Performance against the DSOs is reported in the department’s autumn performance report and the annual departmental report.