HC Deb 03 May 2000 vol 349 cc145-6W
Helen Jones

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what targets he has set the Central Science Laboratory for 2000–01. [120980]

Mr. Nick Brown

I have set the Central Science Laboratory the following performance targets for 2000–01:

Efficiency 1. To deliver the efficiency targets set out in the Business Plan.

Quality and Delivery of Science (2) To review the methodology used for assessing customer satisfaction and undertake a survey in spring 2001 based on the review results. (3) To achieve a minimum of 85 per cent. of project milestones in MAFF commissioned projects.

Financial Performance (4) To recover the full economic costs (calculated according to resource accounting principles) of its services, after allowing for relocation costs. (5) To operate within 95 per cent. and 100 per cent. of allocations by the MAFF Management Board for running costs, capital and receipts.