§ Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has set performance targets for the National Weights and Measures Laboratory executive agency for 1991–92.
§ Mr. Leigh
Yes. I have set the agency the following targets:
Target 1991–92 Total number of new patterns examined 80 Total number of pattern variants examined 360 Total number of calibration certificates issued 590 Percentage of examinations completed in 18 weeks from registration 75 per cent. Percentage of certificates published in 12 weeks 80 per cent. Target annual fee increase 1 per cent. less than inflation Target increase in cost of calibration of particular weight set 1 per cent. less than inflation
In working towards achieving these targets the National Weights and Measures Laboratory is again planning to offer a higher quality of service to customers at a lower real unit cost.