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Autumn Performance Report 2008

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

The Home Office Autumn Performance Report 2008 (Cm 7512) has been laid before Parliament and published today.

The report provides an update on performance against the targets we set in the 2004 Spending Review and any 2002 targets that are still current. It shows that we have met our targets to reduce crime, increase confidence and bring more offences to justice. The latest data also show that we are ahead of our target to reduce unfounded asylum intake and we are on course to reduce the harm caused by drugs.

It includes our first report against the 2007 Public Service Agreements that are led by the Home Office and came into effect in April this year. These PSAs are: ensure controlled, fair migration that protects the public and contributes to economic growth; make communities safer; reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs; and reducing the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from international terrorism.

The report also includes information on our progress with implementing outstanding Public Accounts Committee recommendations.

Copies of the report are available in the Vote Office. The Report is also available on the Home Office website.