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Departmental Standards

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (266566)

Measuring compliance is an integral part of delivering the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) targets under Public Service Agreement (PSA) 30 "Reduce the impact of conflicts globally". Responsibility for measuring lies with the FCO's Conflict Group supported by the Finance Directorate. We currently estimate this to be a proportion of the time of three members of staff.

The FCO contributes but does not lead on any other PSAs, and therefore does not measure compliance on any other PSA targets.