asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether there are standards for the assessment of the "key achievements" listed for specific institutions in the annual report of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for 1997; if so, what they are; and what are the mechanisms for the formulation of these standards and the assessment of such key achievements. [HL2676]
The institutions which the Department for Culture, Media and Sport funds vary greatly in size, function and history. Key achievements listed for specific institutions in the annual report are drawn from the funding agreements which the department negotiates each year with those institutions. Funding agreements include targets for key achievements, and progress towards targets is discussed with the institutions during the course of each year, and at performance review meetings.