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Measuring performance in our public service: establishing the principles

Opening date: 18 September 2006
Closing date: 11 December 2006
Department: Office for National Statistics
Category: General

This first consultation addressed two of the most complex and far-reaching methodological questions common to the measurement of all public services:

i. Accounting for changes in quality of non-market output, and
ii. Public sector and private sector complementarity

The Establishing the Principles Consultation document, published on 18 September 2006, detailed the proposed changes and listed the related consultation questions. The consultation closed on 11 December 2006.

Responses

UKCeMGA received the following written responses to the consultation:

  • Response to Establishing the Principles from Alain Gallais

  • Response to Establishing the Principles from Audit Commission

  • Response to Establishing the Principles from Eurostat

  • Response to Establishing the Principles from Martin Weale

  • Response to Establishing the Principles from Philip Turnbull

  • Response to Establishing the Principles from Statistics Sweden

Summary notes of the consultation seminar held in London on 30-31 October 2006 are available to download.

Following the consultation, a strategy paper, Measuring Quality as Part of Public Service Output, was published on 3 July 2007. This paper sets out the overall strategy for measuring public service output, with particular reference to quality, the future development programme needed to take the strategy forward, and specific decisions on methods for measuring education and health.

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