HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 cc747-8W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the(a) cost and (b) saving has been from the Department's pursuit of Service Delivery Agreement targets in each year since they were introduced. [61648]

Beverley Hughes

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 26 June 2002,Official Report, column 1069W.

Mr. Mullin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many performance targets he has set for his Department; and how many that were included last year have been dropped this year. [64272]

Beverley Hughes

The Home Office Public Service Agreement states the Department's key targets for this year. The Service Delivery Agreement targets underpin them. These targets are set over the period 2001–04 and therefore the targets set last year are still valid. New targets for the Home Office are currently being discussed as a result of the Spending Review 2002 process. These will commence from April 2003.

Additional targets are set out in the Home Office's Business Plan. This was published on 13 June as a combined document with the annual report. All our targets for the coming year are outlined in this document as are last year's targets and whether they have been achieved or are on-going.

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