Departmental Statements of Strategy

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Ross's long-awaited strategy aims to deliver 'sustainable' transport - Independent.ie

long awaited?

Public Service Management Act, 1997

Responsibility and accountability within Departments and Offices.
4.—(1) Except as otherwise directed by the Government or provided by or under any other Act, the Secretary General of a Department or Head of a Scheduled Office, as the case may be, shall, subject to the determination of matters of policy by the Minister of the Government having charge of the Department or Scheduled Office or by the Government, have the authority, responsibility and accountability for carrying out the following duties in respect of the Department or Scheduled Office:
(b) at the following times, or at an earlier time if the Minister of the Government having charge of the Department or Scheduled Office so requires, preparing and submitting to the Minister of the Government a strategy statement in respect of the Department or Scheduled Office—


(i) within 6 months after the coming into operation of this Act,


(ii) within 6 months after the appointment of a new Minister of the Government having charge of the Department or Scheduled Office, and


(iii) at the expiration of the 3 year period since the last such statement was prepared and submitted,


and providing progress reports to the Minister of the Government on the implementation of the strategy statement annually or at such intervals as the Government may by order from time to time direct;​
Strategy statement.
5.—(1) A statement referred to in this Act as a “strategy statement” shall—


(a) comprise the key objectives, outputs and related strategies (including use of resources) of the Department of State or Scheduled Office concerned,


(b) be prepared in a form and manner in accordance with any directions issued from time to time by the Government, and


(c) be submitted to and approved by the relevant Minister of the Government with or without amendment.


(2) The Minister of the Government shall, not later than 60 days after the strategy statement has been approved, cause a copy thereof to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.
I read that as requiring a minister to submit for approval to government a Statement of Strategy within 6 months of being appointed and publish the document within 60 days of its approval by government.

is that right?

6 months plus 60 days is 245 days. So if everything goes smoothly you might see a SOS published around 255 days.


Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport Statements of Strategy
MinisterAppointedStrategyPublishedDays
Leo Varadkar9 March 2011Statement of Strategy 2011-201423 April 2012411
Pascal Donohoe11 July 2014Statement of Strategy 2015-201725 February 2015229
Shane Ross6 May 2016Statement of Strategy 2016-201923 December 2016231


Brendan Howlin Verified account ‏@BrendanHowlin Richard Bruton was able to publish statement of strategy within 100 days. After 206 days, Shane Ross still hasn't
Ross seems to have published his Depts SOS well within the expected legislative timeframe.

that 411 days seems long, have I got my figure right? was it held up waiting for government approval? https://www.kildarestreet.com/search/?s=statement+of+strategy+20110101..20120331+&pid=267

may be impossible to find when he/dept submitted it

6 out of 15 SOS' have been published most in the last few weeks
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mTsMUNCG3RMg81eE3E-wRioZD6YpD0cAy3Ny2R-XfH4/edit?usp=sharing
 
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