§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the revised annual reporting system for Department of Health and Social Services staff in Northern Ireland came into operation; since when the system for such staff has been monitored; and on what dates any changes were made in the monitoring system.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 27 April 1990]: The new staff reporting and appraisal system was introduced to the Northern Ireland civil service in stages from 1 April 1987, and for Department of Health and Social Services staff from June 1988. The system has been monitored from the outset.
The Department of Finance and Personnel is reviewing the system.