HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 cc313-4W
Mr. Gallie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about performance targets for the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency for 1993–94.

Mr. Lang

For the financial year 1993–94 I have set the following targets:

Aerial surveillance—per cent, of hours flown on task 85
Aerial surveillance—cost per aircraft sighting (£) 95
Marine surveillance—number of boardings at sea 2,500
Marine surveillance—cost per boarding (£) 2,625
Sea Fisheries Inspectorate—cost per log sheet check (£) 57
50 per cent, of cases for prosecution to be reported within six weeks of offence being detected and 90 per cent, within eight weeks
Number of cases where court proceedings are taken as percentage of offences reported to prosecuting authorities (per cent.) 75

In order to ensure that the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency uses its resources efficiently, I have set it a target to achieve cash releasing efficiency gains of 1½ per cent. over 1992–93.

The chief executive will be directly accountable to me for the achievement of these targets, which will be reported in the agency's annual report.