§ Gregory Barker
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the performance targets that(a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies are required to meet; and if he will specify for each target (i) who sets it and (ii) who monitors achievement against it. 
§ Mr. McNulty
Key performance targets for the Department for Transport were agreed as part of the Spending Review and the latest set were published in "Spending Review 2002: Public Service Agreements 2003–06" (Cm 5571). The Department monitors progress towards the targets along with the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit and HM Treasury, and with Defra in the case of the target it shares with that Department, and progress is reported regularly.
Performance targets for the Department's Agencies (the Highways Agency, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Driving Standards Agency, Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency, the Vehicle Certification Agency, and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) are set by the Secretary of State for Transport, with the assistance of the relevant Agency and its Advisory Board. The targets are monitored through liaison meetings between each Agency and the Department for 269W Transport, and by reports to the Advisory Board of the Agency in question. In each case, progress towards targets is audited and end-year performance is reported in each Agency's published Annual Report and Accounts, which are laid before Parliament.
The Highways Agency's targets are published in its annual Business Plan, which is laid before Parliament and also published on the Agency's website. This year's targets are at: http://www.highways.gov.uk/aboutus/ corpdocs/bus_plan/2003_2004/05. htm
These were published in a written statement on 29 April 2003, Official Report, column 5WS.
The key targets for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency were set by the Secretary of State and published in a written statement on 10 April 2003, Official Report, column 32WS. They are also contained in the Agency's published business plan, which was published on 8 April 2003.
The targets for the Driving Standards Agency, the Driver, Vehicle and Licensing Agency, the Vehicle Certification Agency, and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency were published in a written statement on 29 April 2003, Official Report, columns 5–8WS.
The Secretary of State for Transport sets out the Government's goals for the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) in Directions and Guidance that he issues to the Authority from time to time. The SRA's goals are set out in its Strategic Plan 2002 and progress on the goals is reported on in its Strategic Plan 2003. Both documents are available in the Library of the House. DfT Ministers and officials monitor the SRA's progress in delivering these goals.