HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 cc365-6W
Gregory Barker

To ask the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State if he will list the performance targets that(a) the former Lord Chancellor's Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies are required to meet; and if he will specify for each target (i) who set it and (ii) who was monitor achievement against it. [120924]

Mr. Lammy

My Department has taken over responsibility for the Lord Chancellor's Department's Public Service Agreement targets, which were agreed as part of the Spending Review and published in the Spending Review 2002: Public Service Agreements 2003–06 (Cm 5571). The Department monitors progress towards the targets, along with The Treasury and the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, and progress is reported regularly.

Targets for the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) are set out in their Corporate Plan 2003–04 to 2005–06; for Her Majesty's Land Registry in their Strategic Plan 2003–04 to 2012–13; and for the Northern Ireland Court Service in their Corporate Plan 2003–06. Targets for the Court Service and the Public Guardianship Office can be found in the Court Service Business Plan 2002–03 and Public Guardianship Office Corporate and Business Plan 2002–05 respectively and, for the Legal Services Commission, in their Corporate Plan 2002–03 to 2003–04. Targets are agreed between the Department and the agency/non-departmental public body concerned. Achievement against the targets is monitored by the Department, by various means including meetings between the Secretary of State and the relevant Chief Executive.