Under the Strategic Management Initiative, or SMI as it is more commonly known, my Department carried out an in-depth analysis of its mission and objectives during 1994. Under the SMI, the Department had set itself many ambitious challenges and it was considered appropriate, in view of these challenges, to review the Department's organisation and structures. This review was carried out earlier this year by management consultants, Price Waterhouse. While being a frank and thorough review of the Department's operations, the consultants' report reflected very favourably on the manner in which the Department discharged its complex and multi-faceted role, its level of performance, and the quality and commitment of staff in all areas of the organisation. The report found widespread evidence in the Department of best practice, the hallmark of which is a proactive approach both to the job on hands and acquiring the basic skills and knowledge required, both of which enhance staff mobility and versatility within the Department.