HC Deb 14 November 1991 vol 198 cc660-1W
11. Mr. John Browne

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the purpose of the Chief Executives Forum; and how it is funded.

Dr. Mawhinney

The Chief Executives Forum brings together the chief executive officers of almost 100 public bodies in Northern Ireland. Its purpose is to strengthen communication links and provide a mechanism to share best management practice within the Province's public service. The forum is to be funded for a three-year period by a grant-in-aid from the Department of Finance and Personnel of approximately £100,000 per annum.