HC Deb 17 July 1997 vol 298 c317W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what performance targets have been set for the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland in 1997–98. [9804]

Marjorie Mowlam

For 1997–98, the following performance targets have been set for OSNI:

Output To complete the digital conversion programme by 1999–2000 financial year by converting 1,700 large scale map sheets to digital format. To survey 50,000 survey units. To update the digital topographic database with 24,000 survey units of change.

Quality of Service To complete 95 per cent. of specific customer requests for up to 10 surveyed units of change within three working days of customer request. To dispatch within seven working days 96 per cent. of customers' orders for small and large scale basic format maps.

Efficiency To reduce unit costs so that the weighted mean percentage reduction of selected representative activities is 2 per cent.

Financial To recover from the sale of goods and services 28 per cent. of the total costs incurred by the Agency.