HC Deb 30 July 1997 vol 299 cc355-6W
Mr. Bruce George

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Naval Recruiting and Training Agency for 1997–98. [12208]

Dr. Reid

The chief executive of the Naval Recruiting and Training Agency has been set the following key targets for 1997–98:

  1. 1. Recruiting and initial training: To deliver personnel to the trained strength—or to other training organisations—within 10 per cent. variance from the tasked requirement;
  2. 2. Customer satisfaction: To obtain a customer satisfaction rating of at least 83 per cent.
  3. 3. Career and pre joining training: To maintain success rates of 95 per cent. in career training, and 97 per cent. in examined pre-joining training.
  4. 4. Royal naval reserve: To increase the strength of the RNR to at least 2,950 by 31 March 1998.
  5. 5. Resources: To retain tasked capacity while operating NRTA within its cash provision.
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  7. 6. Competing for quality: To achieve net benefits of £4.5 million from the partnering arrangement with Flagship Training Ltd.
  8. 7. Management information and reporting: To implement the training pipeline management information system by July 1997, to complete the information systems infrastructure project by December 1997, and to implement project capital initial capability by March 1998.
  9. 8. HM Treasury Accounts Direction: To include satisfactory dummy auditable accounts in the agency annual report for financial year 1996–97, in preparation for meeting the Treasury accounts direction for financial year 1997–98.