§ Mr. Flight
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of(a) setting, (b) monitoring and (c) measuring the performance targets for his Department in 2002–03; and how many and what grades of civil servants monitor these targets. 
Government Departments, agencies
Inland Revenue Key performance targets for the Inland Revenue are agreed as part of the Spending Review. The performance targets for 2003–06 were published in the Inland Revenue Spring Departmental Report 2003 (Cm 5925), Performance against targets is reported regularly. HM Customs and Excise Key performance targets for HM Customs and Excise are agreed as part of the Spending Review and the latest set were published in spending Review 2002: Public Service Agreements 2003–2006 (Cm 5571). The department monitors progress towards the target along with HM Treasury and progress is reported regularly. The department has no agencies or NDPBs. Office of Government Commerce The Office of Government Commerce does not have separate PSA targets, they are included within HM Treasury targets. Office for National Statistics Key performance targets for the Office for National Statistics were set as part of the Spending Review 2002 and are monitored as part of departmental performance management. They are published on the National Statistics website www.statistics.gov.uk/about_ns/ONS/2002_ spending_review_sda.asp. The Royal Mint Key performance targets for the Royal Mint are detailed in their Annual Report for 2002–03 (Cm821). Ministers set these performance targets on the advice of HM Treasury in consultation with its Shareholder Panel and the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint, the Treasury and its Shareholder Panel, including through meetings with the Minister, monitor achievement of these targets. The Debt Management Office The Debt Management Office's performance targets are published in its annual business plan. The targets are developed jointly by the Debt Management Office and HM Treasury and approved by Treasury Ministers, Performance against the targets is monitored by the Debt Management Office and reported on a regular basis. The Valuation Office Agency The Valuation Office Agency currently has eight key performance indicators that are underpinned by 20 specific targets, These are published in the Forward Plan 2003–2008, Targets are approved by the Paymaster General and announced in Parliament. The monitoring of achievement against these targets takes place by staff at all levels under the direction of the management board and are subject to internal audit by their parent department the Inland Revenue. National Savings and Investments National Savings and Investments is an Executive Agency of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and as such agrees its performance targets within the Spending Review and annual planning process. These targets are published in its Departmental Report Government Actuary's Department The Government Actuary's Department's performance targets are published in its annual business plan. The targets are developed in consultation with the relevant HMT Spending Team and are discussed on an annual basis. Achievements against these targets are also reported in its Spring Departmental Report.
§ Ruth Kelly
Performance targets for the Chancellor's departments were agreed as part of the Spending Review 2002. The monitoring and measurement of these Public Service Agreement targets forms part of departmental performance management. Performance management is an integral part of the day-to-day running of the departments, and as such it is not possible to separate out specific costs. The monitoring of progress towards, and performance against, the Chancellor's department's PSA targets is undertaken by staff at all levels of the organisation.
§ Mr. Flight
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the performance targets that(a) his Department and (b) its agencies and 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. 
§ Ruth Kelly
Key performance targets for Her Majesty's Treasury are agreed as part of the Spending Review and the latest set were published in Spending Review 2002: Public Service Agreements 2003–2006 (Cm5571). Targets measure progress towards objectives. Performance is reported regularly, both in the Departmental Report, the Autumn Performance Report and on the HM-Treasury website at http:// www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/performance/Treasury.cfm.
Information on the performance targets of the Chancellor's other departments along with the agencies and non-departmental public bodies is given in the following table.