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Departmental Standards

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 4 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what performance targets his Department has inherited from other Government Departments; and what progress had been made towards meeting them. (228602)

[holding answer 21 October 2008]: The Machinery of Government document of 3 October 2008 details the targets that DECC has inherited as follows:

Lead the global effort to avoid dangerous climate change (PSA);

Climate change tackled internationally and through domestic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (DSO);

Ensure the reliable supply and efficient use of clean, safe and competitively priced energy (DSO);

Manage energy liabilities effectively and responsibly (DSO);

DECC will contribute to BERR's DSO to deliver free and fair markets, with greater competition, for businesses, consumers and employees;

Progress against these will have been reported on in BERR and DEFRA publications to date and DECC will be reporting on the targets as part of its annual report.