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Pesticides Safety Directorate: Targets

Volume 572: debated on Thursday 16 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Why the first target Mr. Douglas Hogg has set for the Pesticides Safety Directorate is "to achieve 100 per cent. recovery of [its own] costs"? (House of Commons, Written Answers, col. 615, 18th April 1996.)

Full recovery of costs is one of a set of targets relating to the Pesticides Safety Directorate's financial performance, efficiency and delivery of pesticides approval services and policy advice in 1996–97. They are all equally important and the sequence simply follows the pattern of previous years.