§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the success rate of the Atomic Energy division in achieving project milestones on or ahead of time in(a) 1992–93 and (b) 1993–94; and if he will make a statement on the factors underlying this.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The proportion of project milestones in Atomic Energy Division's decommissioning and waste management programmes—DRAWMOPS and DRAWMS—which were achieved on or ahead of time was 56 per cent. in 1992–93 and 66 per cent. in 1993–94. The target for 1994–95 is 76 per cent.
The figures show a steady improvement in performance resulting from management improvements by the UKAEA's DRAWMOPS directorate and by Atomic Energy Division, including improved programme definition and more effective programme monitoring.