HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 c254W
Mr. Gareth Thomas

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what performance targets he has set for the Veterinary Laboratories Agency in 1998–99; and if he will make a statement. [40797]

Dr. John Cunningham

I have set the Veterinary Laboratories Agency the following performance targets for 1998–99:

Efficiency Achievement of an agreed programme of rationalisation

Service Delivery 85% of ROAME R&D milestones achieved

Service Quality Achievement of laboratory accreditation for Specified Pathogen Free Hatchery, the Brucella Biohazard Unit and the Protozoology Unit.

Financial Performance Full cost recovery for all Veterinary Laboratories Agency services. To operate within the net cash allocation as agreed by the MAFF Management Board.