§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Military Survey Defence Agency for 1997–98. 
§ Mr. Spellar
The role of Military Survey Defence Agency is to ensure the provision of geographic support to defence operations, planning and training. The key targets set for the agency for the 12 months from April 1997 are:
Key target 1:To satisfy 100 per cent. of requirements for operations on time from within the agency's capabilities and resources.
Key target 2:To maintain the operational readiness of the field support elements of the agency to the Army standard known as "substantially effective".
Key target 3:To achieve the agreed work programme on time, to cost and to deliver 457 discrete products.
Key target 4:463WTo meet milestones agreed by the operational sponsors for the Military Survey digital geographic information system.
Key target 5:To meet agreed milestones in a wider Defence intelligence "Competing for Quality" project, embracing the agency's non-core IT, media and print support.
Key target 6:To achieve a 2.5 per cent. improvement in efficiency above the 1996–97 baseline.