§ 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.661W
§ 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.