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Departmental Standards

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. (266568)

The Department does not distinguish between the costs of monitoring performance against targets under public service agreements and the costs of compliance. Compliance includes activities such as systems audit by Defence Internal Audit and supporting the work of the National Audit Office and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.