§ Mr. Whittingdale
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish key performance targets for the Building Research Establishment.
§ Mr. Baldry
The Building Research Establishment is working to the following provisional key targets for 1993–94 in its strategic plan:
- £96,000 net contribution to the Exchequer.
- Income to cover full economic costs of a trading basis.
- Non-Exchequer component to be 10.9 per cent. of total net research commissions.
- An improvement of 5 per cent. in the unit cost ratio of research output on the target for 1992–93.
The strategic plan is subject to further discussion with my Department. If, as a result, there are any changes to these targets, revised targets will be published.