LETTER TO THE COMMITTEE ASSISTANT FROM
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY, LORD CHANCELLOR'S DEPARTMENT, TOGETHER
WITH A MEMORANDUM (PAC 1999-2000/171)
When we appeared before the Committee on 17
April, Nick Smedley and I promised further information. I enclose
a Supplementary Memorandum on three points.
There was a fourth point. At paragraph 10 (page
8) of the draft transcript I promised to provide information on
the Public Trust Office's Key Performance Indicators to the Chairman.
Having considered the documentation that was made available to
the Committee for the hearing, I note that the Comptroller and
Auditor General had provided the Committee with a note that the
National Audit Office had produced and agreed with the Lord Chancellor's
Department on the payment made to the former Chief Executive on
her departure. Information on the payment, including details of
bonus payments made is most clearly set out in that agreed document.
In particular, in answer to the Chairman's question, page two
sets out what each of the Public Trust Officer's Key Performance
Indicators were and page three sets out the awards made against
those Key Performance Indicators and other scheme elements. If,
on considering this note further, the Committee wishes to receive
more information I would be happy to provide it.
Lord Chancellor's Department
9 May 2000