§ Mr. John Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the RAF Personnel Management Agency for the financial year 1999–2000. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
Key Targets have been set for the Chief Executive of the RAF Personnel Management Agency for the Financial Year 1999–2000 as follows:
Key Target 1—Peaetime Manning
To ensure that the percentage of trained personnel either filling posts or on alternative tasks for which there is an approved Manning and Training Margin is 92.5 per cent. or greater.
Key Target 2—War, Crisis and MOD Authorised Unestablished Tasks
To man War, Crisis and MOD authorised Unestablished Tasks at 98 per cent. or greater.
Key Target 3—Career Management
To ensure that 80 per cent. or more personnel who are given a posting that qualifies for a domestic move receive a minimum of 90 days notice.
Key Target 4—Manpower Planning
To ensure that the percentage variation between the actual trained strength and the authorised trained strength, taken as an average over the financial year is no greater than + or - 1 per cent.
Key Target 5—Efficiency
To maintain operating costs within a reduced cash allocation of 1.7 per cent. in real terms from the last financial year.