HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 cc105-6W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (1) pursuant to Cm 4181, page 115, No. xiv, what criteria he will use to determine whether high-growth business start-ups are successful; [104348]

(2) pursuant to Cm 4181, page 115, No. xi, how he will measure improvement in the value for money in public procurement; [104347]

(3) pursuant to Cm 4181, page 114, No. iii, by how much he aims to reduce the variability of the economic cycle, and on what measurement; [104322]

(4) pursuant to Cm 4181, page 115, No. viii, how the productivity of (a) the public services overall and (b) individual departments will be measured year on year; [104321]

(5) pursuant to Cm 4181, page 115, No. x, how he will measure the acceptance of the standard framework for public private partnership contracts; [104346]

(6) if he will make a statement on the UK's preparations for entering the euro, with particular reference to Treasury performance target xxxii in Cm 4181; [104350]

(7) what criteria he uses to define successful business start-ups, referred to in Cm 4181; [104279]

(8) how achievement of the Treasury performance targets numbered xvii, xx, xxvi and xxix to xxxi, set out in the Public Service Agreements, Cm 4181, will be judged. [104323]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The information on how Departments' performances will be assessed against the targets set out in Cm 4181 was published in "The Government's measures of success Output and Performance Analysis" HM Treasury 31 March 1999. The document is also available on the Treasury's website.