Letter from the Northern Ireland Office
to the Clerk of the Committee
PUBLISHING THE NORTHERN IRELAND OFFICE'S
SERVICE DELIVERY AGREEMENT
I am pleased to inform you that this Department's
Service Delivery Agreement 2001-022003-04 (SDA) will be
published on the NIO's web site on Friday 3 November 2000. Publication
will coincide with that of the SDAs for other departments.
The purpose of the SDA is to explain the action
which this Department will be taking before and during the three
years beginning 1 April 2001 to ensure that the strategic targets
set down in the NIO's Public Service Agreement (PSA) for achievement
during that period are realised. The NIO's PSA was published along
with those of other departments in the Government's White Paper
"Spending Review 2000: Public Service Agreements July 2000"
presented to Parliament by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury
by Command of Her Majesty July 2000 (Cm. 4808).
The SDA also describes the main elements of
this Department's response to the Government's initiatives to
modernise and improve service delivery and management.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
will be responsible for the delivery of the targets set out in
the PSA and SDA, all of which will be realised through the work
of the NIO and the various statutory and non-statutory bodies
which it funds.
The NIO's web site reference is www.NIO.gov.uk.
If you require any further information on this
subject please let me know.
31 October 2000