To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Defence Transport and Movements Executive in 1996–97. 
The chief executive of the Defence Transport and Movements Executive has been set the following key targets for 1996–97:1. To confirm and satisfy the operational requirement through the achievement of a satisfactory operational evaluation.
Method of Assessment
- Key post manning requirements are met.
- Staff training and skills are to the required standard.
- Owned infrastructure can achieve appropriate throughput and sustain 24-hour operation.
- G4 transport and movements contracts or other available transport and movements assets provide the means of meeting the operational requirement.
- The required service level agreements are in place and functioning.
2. To meet the agreed service levels for single service top-level budgets within its wider peacetime transport and movements role.
An objective assessment by DG Log Sp (A) that DTMX has met its wider peacetime role based on the following criteria:
3. To provide an agreed transport and movements service which meets the transport and movements element of the standard priority system requirements as laid down in JSP 336, to time in 96.5 per cent. of cases.
4. To implement the agency's competing for quality strategy specifically:
- Evaluating tenders by 30 September 1996.
- Letting the contract by 11 November 1996.
- Commencing the contract by 15 May 1997.
- Freight forwarding.
5. To develop internal management systems to:
6. Through the use of the DTMX ABC system identify input or output efficiencies against:
- Lands Ops.
- Sea Ops.