§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he has issued to personnel management staff within the Driving Standards Agency concerning retraining following a formal complaint under chapter 17 of his Department's staff handbook. 
§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list for each agency within his Department his plans for changes to annual staff reporting and promotion procedures. 485W
§ Mr. Norris
I have none. However, where the chief executives of my Department's agencies have such plans, these are shownDRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING AGENCYPromotionPlanning to introduce changes to the internal job application and promotion procedures. A new application form covering both procedures will support more objective assessments of the skills required for the advertised post and the applicant's suitability for it.DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCYPlanning to review the current staff repotting and promotion procedures.HIGHWAYS AGENCYAnnual staff reportingWill pilot a new staff appraisal system in 1996–97 with a view to introducing it in 1997–98. The new system aims to improve the accuracy and consistency of reporting standards, provide a more effective means for staff and their managers to identify development needs and to encourage a frequent and constructive dialogue on performance.THE COASTGUARD AGENCYAnnual staff reportingAiming to introduce changes from November 1996.VEHICLE CERTIFICATION AGENCYAnnual staff reportingPlanning to introduce new appraisal and reporting procedures in 1997–98.VEHICLE INSPECTORATEPromotionDeveloping arrangements for selecting the most suitable applicants for posts by means of assessment centres.