HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 cc203-4W
Mr. Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what targets he has set for Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments Executive Agency. [40789]

Mr. Ron Davies

Cadw has been set the following key targets for 1998–99:

  1. 1. To complete 90 per cent. of the approved conservation maintenance programme.
  2. 2. To complete 80 listing resurveys.
  3. 3. To resolve 75 per cent. of ad hoc listing cases within 17 weeks.
  4. 4. To complete 120 scheduling actions, of which at least 70 per cent. involve additional protection.
  5. 5. To resolve 80 per cent. of listed building consent cases within 4 weeks and 90 per cent. of cases in 7 weeks.
  6. 6. To resolve 75 per cent. of scheduled monument consent cases within 13 weeks and 90 per cent. of cases within 17 weeks.
  7. 7. To resolve 80 per cent. of historic buildings grant applications in 18 weeks.
  8. 8. To resolve 80 per cent. of ancient monument grant applications within 6 weeks.
  9. 9. To pay 90 per cent. of properly presented claims for historic buildings and ancient monuments grants within 5 weeks of receipt.
  1. 10. To achieve a market share of 63 per cent. of the number of visitors to the top twenty heritage sites in Wales.
  2. 11. To reduce the direct net cost per visitor at Cadw's sites to an average of 30p.
  3. 12. To operate within allocated programme and running cost budgets.
  4. 13. To achieve efficiency gains of at least 2 per cent.

Full details of Cadw's performance against targets for 1998–99 will be published in the Agency's Annual Report.

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