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Defence Equipment and Support: Standards

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what targets have been set for Defence Equipment and Support; and how its performance against those targets will be reported. (196351)

With the exception of the Departmental Public Service Agreement Target for Equipment Procurement to which Defence Equipment and Support (DE and S) contributes, no formal externally reported targets have been established for the first year of operation of DE and S. The first year of operation has been used to develop and test a performance management regime with associated shadow targets which will be used to inform formal targets as they are established for 2008-09. Performance against the individual measures and targets, once they are agreed, will be reported within the Department’s performance reporting framework.