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Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what targets have been set for ADAS in 1996–97. [38584]

The Secretary of State for Wales and I have set ADAS the following targets for 1996–97:

  • to recover 100 per cent. of its costs for advisory services through charges to commercial customers;
  • to comply with budgetary controls resulting from the Public Expenditure Survey and the Supply Estimates;
  • to reduce the total cost per hour in contact delivery in real terms by 3 per cent;
  • to maintain average debtor days at or better than 53 days;
  • to meet 90 per cent. of research and development project milestones;
  • to continue to achieve customer satisfaction as measured by customer surveys.