Written Answers. - Departmental Policy.

John Bruton

Question:

27 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has reviewed the Strategy Statement for his Department for 2001-04 prepared for the previous Government; and if he proposes to make alterations to it in view of his personal priorities or the contents of the new Programme for Government. [14803/02]

The Department of Foreign Affairs Strategy Statement for 2001-03 continues to be valid and relevant. I am reviewing it as required by the Public Service Management Act, 1997 and in the light of the content of the programme for Government. On the basis of this review, I will decide within the six month period laid down by the Act what, if any, changes to the strategy should be made.