HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c470W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance the Treasury is providing on the setting of targets for executive agencies.

Mr. Portillo

A booklet prepared by HM Treasury entitled "Executive Agencies: A Guide to Setting Targets and Measuring Performance" is today published by HMSO. Copies will be placed in the Library of the House.

A draft of this guide was printed in the report of the Treasury and Civil Service Committee on the "next steps" initiative, in July 1991 (No. 496).

The guide describes targets for financial performance, quality, efficiency, and other aspects of performance, and makes suggestions on how to assess the results. Although primarily addressed to advisers in Government Departments, it will be of interest to managers in all the public services, and to all who are concerned with improving the performance of their organisations in accordance with the citizens charter.

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