§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on agreeing Service Level Agreement standards for Prison Service establishments; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Service Level Agreements (SDAs) have been developed and piloted during this financial year. The purpose of the SDA is to provide three year business plan agreements between the Area Manager and Governor of a prison, and to integrate Prison Service Performance Standards into the business planning process.
SDAs covering all prison establishments are scheduled to be agreed by the end March for 2001–02.