HC Deb 03 May 1995 vol 259 c254W
Mr. Sweeney

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what targets he has set for Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments executive agency. [22778]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Cadw has been set the following key targets for 1995–96:

  1. (i) To complete 90 per cent. of the approved conservation maintenance programme.
  2. (ii) To complete 60 resurvey lists.
  3. (iii) To resolve 75 per cent. of ad hoc listing cases within 17 weeks.
  4. (iv) To complete 110 scheduling actions, of which at least 70 per cent. involve additional protection.
  5. (v) To resolve 75 per cent. of listed building consent cases within four weeks, and 90 per cent. of cases within six weeks.
  6. (vi) To resolve 75 per cent. of scheduled monument consent cases within 13 weeks, and 90 per cent. of cases within 17 weeks.
  7. (vii) To resolve 80 per cent. of Historic Buildings grant applications within 17 weeks.
  8. (viii) To resolve 80 per cent. of Ancient Monument grant applications within six weeks.
  9. (ix) To pay 90 per cent. of properly presented claims for Historic Buildings and Ancient Monument grants within four weeks of receipt.
  10. (x) To achieve a market share of 63 per cent. of the number of visitors to the top 20 heritage sites in Wales.
  11. (xi) To increase the average income per visitor to 227.
  12. (xii) To operate within allocated programme and running cost budgets.
  13. (xiii) To achieve efficiency gains of at least 2 per cent.

Full details of Cadw's performance against its targets for 1995–96 will be published in the agency's annual report.