Mr. Gareth Thomas
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what performance targets he has set for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science for 1998–99; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. John Cunningham
I have set the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science the following performance targets for 1998/99:
EfficiencyTo achieve the savings forecast in the Efficiency Plan
Delivery of ServiceTo give satisfaction to its customers in the way that outputs are provided taking account of the relevance, timeliness and value for money of outputs and the achievement of ROAME milestones.
Quality of ServiceTo maintain a high standard of excellence, based on indicators of scientific and technical quality.
Financial PerformanceTo recover from Government Departments and Agencies and external customers the full economic costs (calculated according to accruals accounting) of its services.To operate within the net cash allocation as agreed by the MAFF Management Board.