Northern Ireland Assembly Commission

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:15 pm on 12th March 2013.

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Photo of Caitriona Ruane Caitriona Ruane Sinn Féin 3:15 pm, 12th March 2013

Gabh mo leithscéal.  Tá brón orm.  I am very sorry about that.

The Commission instigated the business efficiency programme in response to the 2011-15 Budget settlement and work began in 2011.  To date, three thematic and nine business area reviews have been completed, covering over 80% of Assembly secretariat staff and expenditure.  The reviews of a further four business areas are nearing completion, and work on the final tranche of reviews covering the remaining five business areas will commence towards the end of this month and are scheduled to be completed during summer 2013, as per the agreed business efficiency programme project plan.  The implementation of business efficiency recommendations is ongoing, with each report being addressed as it is published.

Cuimsíonn an próiseas seo mion-díospóireacht leis an gCoimisiún, nuair is cuí sin; agus comhairliúchán le Foireann na gCeardchumann ar mholtaí an athbhreithnithe.

This process includes detailed discussion with the Commission and consultation with trade union side on the review recommendations.

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