HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 c239W
Mr. Wills

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what targets she has set her Department's National Weights and Measures Laboratory for 1998–99. [40799]

Mrs. Beckett

I have set the National Weights & Measures Laboratory the following quality of service and efficiency targeis for the year 1998/99:

Financial Targets

To report a break even situation in the income and expenditure account 1998/99.To meet the net vote target in 1998/99.To reduce the real cost of a programme hour by 4– over the period 1997–2000.

Operational Targets To complete 85% of European type approvals within 10 weeks. To complete 95% of all calibration jobs (including preparation of certificates) within 18 working days of the acceptance of the work. To meet 70% of the milestones by their due date in the work programme agreed between CACP Directorate and NWML.

Questions Delegated to the Chief Executive Chief Executive to reply within 10 days to all letters from Members of Parliament delegated to him for reply.