HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 cc453-4W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list all performance targets set for his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies since May 1997, other than those listed in Public Service Agreements 1999–2002 [Cm 4181], stating in each case(a) the target to be reached and (b) the date by which it was to be reached. [94986]

Yvette Cooper

[holding answer 1 November 1999]: The Department has set out the key performance targets on which it will be judged in its PSA, and the measures of success it will use in the Output and Performance Analyses published in March this year. A full list of the targets and target dates for Agencies can be found annually in the "Next Steps Report", and for executive NDPBs in the "Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies Report", or in the appropriate annual report and accounts. The Departmental Annual Report contains further details of the Department's objectives and targets.

These high-level targets are supported at operational level by numerous targets to ensure delivery by individual units. Listing these operational targets would be inappropriate and disproportionate in terms of resources.

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