HL Deb 02 July 2003 vol 650 cc109-10WA
Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What key targets have been set for Defence Estates in financial year 2003–04. [HL3765]

Lord Bach

As detailed in the Defence Estates corporate plan 2003–08, the following key targets have been set for the agency:

  1. (a) Key Target 1. To improve single living accommodation by delivering 1,000 grade 1 bedspaces under Project SLAM, and report on the provision of 1.500 bedspaces under parallel single living accommodation projects. To ensure that at least 65 per cent of MoD sites of special scientific interest in the United Kingdom meet the criteria for satisfactory condition;
  2. (b) Key Target 2. To provide an estate of the right size by producing and gaining agreement to a core sites implementation plan by 31 March 2004;
  3. (c) Key Target 3. To achieve accrued estates disposal receipts of £661 million by 31 March 2008, including £187 million by 31 March 2004;
  4. (d) Key Target 4. To achieve the key milestones planned during 2003–04 to allow for the WA 110 implementation of the Ministry of Defence estates change initiatives of Project Alexander, Regional Prime Contracting and Project Aquatrine by 31 March 2006;
  5. (e) Key Target 5. Pursue activities leading to the sustainable use of MoD estate assets over time by implementing environmental management systems, on 40 per cent of all MoD sites by 31 March 2004.

In addition, recognising the role of the agency in delivering a new way of managing the defence estate, the following development targets have been set for the agency to achieve by 31 March 2004:

  1. (a) To establish a new baseline of estate assets by function, condition and fitness for purpose;
  2. (b) To achieve the level of DE service delivery agreed in customer supplier agreements:
  3. (c) To produce a methodology for assessing value for money efficiencies from the introduction of prime contracting.

Copies of the new Defence Estates corporate plan will be placed in the Library of the House.