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Uk Hydrographic Office

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office defence agency for 1997–98. [17934]

The key targets set for the UK Hydrographic Office in 1997–98 are as follows:

  • 1. To process and promulgate priority safety information within stated time scales from receipt of data.
  • 2. To achieve 100 per cent. of the endorsed and funded Defence Programme to cost, quality and timeliness targets as defined in Tasking Authorisation ForMs (TAFs).
  • 3. To meet short-notice Defence operational requirements within agreed time scales.
  • 4. To meet market requirements for products by maintaining availability levels for charts at 98 per cent. for civil customers and 100 per cent. for defence customers.
  • 5. To break even taking one year with another.
  • 6. To achieve an average Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) during the Plan period of 7.5 per cent.
  • 7. To achieve efficiency savings of 13.5 per cent. of controllable costs (based on controllable costs for FY 1995–96) by 31 March 2001.