§ Mr. Kynoch
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the performance of the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency against its targets for 1993–94 and the setting of targets for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Lang
The agency is on course to meet the key performance targets for 1993–94 which I set out in my answer of 31 March 1993, column319.
For 1994–95 I have set the agency the following key performance targets:
- fulfilment of the Service Level Agreement with the Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department within the running costs voted to the Agency for 1994–95;
- recovery of full economic costs for charged services;
- formal consultation with all major customers on the quality of the work done by the Agency in 1994–95;
- completion of 90 per cent. of all scientific tests and analyses within the timescale set by customers; and secure national quality management accreditation for the analytical chemistry and pesticide usage work of the Agency.