§ Lord Gordon of Strathblane
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What key targets have been set for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency for the financial year 2000–2001. [HL3394]
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
Key targets set for the Chief Executive of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency for the financial year 2000–2001 are set out as follows.
Key Target 1
Consistent with Treasury requirements, to achieve at least a 6 per cent return on capital employed.
Key Target 2
To increase new business income (from customers other than the UK MoD) from £137 million forecast to be achieved in 1999–2000 to £165 million.
Key Target 3
To increase the number of staff elected as fellows of professional bodies by 5 per cent from a baseline at 31 March 2000.97WA
Key Target 4
To achieve on time 90 per cent of the agreed milestones on work for MoD customers.
Key Target 5
To maintain the level of MoD customer satisfaction as measured by core questions.
Key Target 6
Over a period of three years (1998–1999 to 2000–2001), to achieve a 20 per cent increase in peer reviewed publications per professional. For 2000–2001, this translates into achieving a figure of 7.1 publications per 100 professionals from a baseline at 1 April 2000 of 6.3.
Key Target 7
Over a three-year period from 1998–1999 to 2000–2001), to increase by 50 per cent the number of scientific teams assessed as "world-class" in the technical assessment exercise. For 2000–2001, this translates into achieving 24 from a current baseline at 1 April 2000 of 19.