HC Deb 31 March 1999 vol 328 c679W
Mr. Rapson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the formation of the Defence Transport and Movements Agency; and what key targets have been set for 1999–2000. [79897]

Mr. Doug Henderson

The formation of the new Defence Transport and Movements Agency (DTMA), providing defence-wide operational and administrative transport and movements services, was announced as part of the Strategic Defence Review. The DTMA will form on 1 April this year incorporating the Defence Transport and Movements Executive, the Defence Freight Distribution Group, the Joint Transport and Movements staff from Northwood, the Passengers Reservation Centre in London, and the Air Movements Executive from High Wycombe. The Chief Executive has been set the following Key Targets for 1999–2000:

Key Target 1:

To meet customers' requirements as specified in Customer Supplier Agreements to deliver:

at least 90 per cent. of Agency transactions within agreed criteria;

at least 90 per cent. of the services provided under call-off contracts at a satisfactory level.

Key Target 2:

To establish baseline data for administrative unit costs by 31 December 1999.

Key Target 3:

To demonstrate net added value.

Key Target 4:

To achieve at least a satisfactory rating in the provision of operational transport and movements support.

I have endorsed the Framework Document and Corporate Plan for this new Agency and will place copies of these documents in the Library of the House.