HC Deb 07 May 1998 vol 311 c473W
Mr. Roy

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the key performance targets which he has set for Historic Scotland for 1998–99. [41374]

Mr. Dewar

I have set Historic Scotland the following key performance targets for 1998–99:

1998/99 Target
Protecting Scotland's built heritage
Number of monuments scheduled 385
Number of listed building resurvey units 180
Number of weeks in which 80 per cent. Of scheduled monument consent cases resolved 10
Percentage of listed building consent cases resolved within 28 days 97%
Number of historic building repair projects newly assisted by grant 130
Total value of grant-assisted repairs in progress £31m
Programme of conservation of monuments in care meet conservation programme2
Promoting and presenting the built heritage
HS market share of visitor numbers1 50%
Percentage of satisfied visitors (based on surveys) 96%
Average spend per visitor £1.30
Agency management
Percentage efficiency gains/savings on all non-grant expenditure 1.5%
1 The Agency's top 10 properties will be measured against the National Trust for Scotland's top 10 properties and top 10 privately-owned historic attractions
2 To be detailed in the Corporate Plan

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