HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 c779W
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.

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