§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what(a) financial and (b) other criteria are to be used for measurement of the PSA target on efficiency in the criminal justice system. 
§ Mr. Keith Bradley
[holding answer 10 April 2002]: The 2000 Criminal Justice System Public Service Agreement (PSA) committed the criminal justice departments in defining a measure for value for money (rather than efficiency) in the system. Work is continuing 631W on this, but it has not yet proved possible to devise a satisfactory single measure of system-wide performance. Meanwhile, however, each component part of the system has an efficiency or value for money target, and has plans in place to meet its target.