HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 c247W
Mr. Bates

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what performance targets he has set for the central veterinary laboratory in 1993–94; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

The chief executive of the central veterinary laboratory has submitted his proposals to me and I have agreed that the laboratory should be set the following strategic performance target for 1993–94:

  • Financial Performance—full cost recovery for all CVL services
  • Efficiency—an overall efficiency gain of 2.5 per cent.
  • Service Delivery—80 per cent. of ROAME R & D milestones achieved
  • Service Quality—achievement of a satisfactory report from a Visiting Group
  • —achievement of laboratory accredi-tations of the Quality Control Unit

These are demanding targets which challenge the laboratory to build on its achievements to date. I commend the chief executive and his staff for the improvements they have already made and wish them well in their endeavours in 1993–94.