Family Support Agency Act, 2001

Strategic plans.

9.—(1) As soon as may be, but not later than 6 months after the establishment day, and thereafter not later than 6 months after each period of 3 years that falls after the establishment day, the Agency shall prepare and submit to the Minister, for approval with or without amendment by the Minister, a strategic plan as referred to in subsection (2).

(2) A strategic plan shall—

(a) comprise the key objectives, outputs and related strategies, including the use of resources, of the Agency,

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

(c) have regard to the need to ensure the most beneficial, effective and efficient use of the resources of the Agency.

(3) The Minister shall, as soon as practicable, after a strategic plan under this section has been approved, cause a copy of the plan to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.