HC Deb 10 May 2004 vol 421 c105W
John Mann

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the key performance indicators for local authorities are for the delegation of planning decisions to officers. [171432]

Keith Hill

The Local Government Association and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister have jointly published revised guidance on schemes of delegation. The document is called "Delivering Delegation" and apart from re-affirming policy on delegation, the document also details the types of decisions that can be delegated and provides best practice models of delegation schemes. This is agreed to be a more effective way of ensuring appropriate levels of delegation than measurement through a formal performance indicator.