HC Deb 03 May 2000 vol 349 cc143-4W
Helen Jones

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what targets he has set the Farming and Rural Conservation Agency for 2000–01. [120976]

Mr. Nick Brown

I have set the Farming and Rural Conservation Agency the following performance targets for 2000–01:

New Substances and Reviews
Application type Planned receipts Planned completions Processing time (weeks)
New Active Substances:
Sift 15 12 6
—full 13 12 52
—resubmission 7 6 52
UK anticholinesterase review programme—full reviews 2 7
Other UK review activity 10 16
EU rapporteur reviews position on Annex 1 decisions 11 10
Total 58 63 190
1 Overall targets—90 per cent, of applications with a stated processing time must be completed within that time


The figures for New Substances and Reviews are based on work in hand and forecasts from Industry and the Commission

Efficiency (1) To deliver a 3 per cent. saving compared to 1999–2000.

Delivery of Services (2) 92 per cent. of work completed on time. (3) 90 per cent. of work completed to an "acceptable" or better standard as measured by a structured quality assessment process.

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