HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c566W
Mr. Rapson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Defence Agency for 1998–99. [48024]

Mr: Spellar

The key targets set for the UK Hydrographic Office in 1998–99 are as follows:

  1. 1. To process and promulgate priority safety information within stated timescales from receipt of data.
  2. 2. To achieve 100 per cent. of the endorsed and funded Defence Programme to cost, quality and timeliness targets as defined in Tasking Authorisation Forms (TAFs).
  3. 3. To meet short-notice Defence operational requirements within agreed timescales.
  4. 4. Implement by 30 September 1998 new performance indicators (PIs) of product availability and service levels for response times as perceived from our customers' perspective for improving safe navigation.
  5. 5. To break even taking one year with another.
  6. 6. To achieve an average Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) during the plan period of 7.5 per cent.
  7. 7. To achieve efficiency savings of 13.5 per cent. of controllable costs (based on controllable costs for FY95–96) by 31 March 2001.