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Army Personnel Centre Agency

Mr. Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Army Personnel Centre Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73453]

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Dr. Moonie: The Chief Executive of the Army Personnel Centre has been set the following key targets for 2002–03:

Key Target 1

To maintain at 94 per cent., the percentage of posts which are manned (excluding posts gapped for less than 28 days and all posts for private soldiers and subaltern officers). The 2001–02 performance was the maintenance of 94 per cent. of posts manned.

Key Target 2

To increase to 98 per cent. the proportion of personnel posted in-year by the APC whose rank and service qualifications meet the specifications of the post. The 2001–02 performance was 98 per cent. of personnel posted in-year who met the specifications of the post.

Key Target 3

To increase to at least 65 per cent., the percentage of in-year postings authorised by the APC where personnel are given at least four months notification. The 2001–02 output was 63 per cent. of personnel were given at least four months notification.

Key Target 4

To remain within 0 per cent. to -1 per cent. of the annual resource allocation while achieving targets.

Transport and Movements Agency

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Defence Transport and Movements Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73455]

Jim Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Defence Transport and Movements Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73467]

Dr. Moonie: The Chief Executive of the Defence Transport and Movements Agency has been set the following Key Targets for 2002–03:

Key Target 1

To meet the customer's requirements as negotiated and agreed in Customer Supplier Agreements.

Key Target 1a

95 per cent. or more of Agency transactions and services provided under call-off contracts to be within agreed (TQQC) criteria.

Key Target 1b

At least 92 per cent. of transactions against each Agency service, and call-off contracts, to be within agreed (TQQC) criteria.

Key Target 2

To achieve an overall 3 per cent. increase in efficiency.

Key Target 3

To demonstrate improved net added value.

Key Target 4

To achieve at least a satisfactory rating in the provision of operational transport and movements support.

British Forces Post Office Agency

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the British Forces Post Office Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73456]

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Jim Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the British Forces Post Office Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73465]

Dr. Moonie: The chief executive of the British Forces Post Office Agency has been set the following key targets for 2002–03:

Key Target 1

To meet 95 per cent. of customers' requirements as negotiated and agreed in customer supplier agreements.

Key Target 2

To achieve an overall 4 per cent. increase in efficiency.

Key Target 3

To reduce the net level of Customer Care Unit (CCU) compensation paid that is directly attributable to BFPO by 3 per cent. on the 2001–02 financial year.

Storage and Distribution Agency

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73457]

Jim Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73466]

Dr. Moonie: The Chief Executive of the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency (DSDA) has been set the following key targets for 2002–03:

Key Target 1

To meet the customers' requirements as negotiated and agreed in customer supplier agreements.

Key Target 1a

95 per cent. of all issues to consumers to meet that element of the supply chain pipeline for which DSDA has a responsibility.

Key Target 1b

98 per cent. of all receipts that conform to the specifications laid down in the contract and/or material regulations to be processed within time limits agreed with each individual customer.

Key Target 2

To achieve an overall 5 per cent. reduction in the unit cost of output.

Key Target 3

The value of inventory written-off as a result of DSDAs action to be less than levels agreed within each specific customer supplier agreement.

Training Group Defence Agency

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Chief Executive of the Training Group Defence Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73458]

Jim Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Chief Executive of the Training Group Defence Agency for the financial year 2002–03. [73469]

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Dr. Moonie: The Commander-in-Chief Royal Air Force Personnel and Training Command has set the Chief Executive of the Agency the following targets for financial year 2002–03.

Key Target 1—Training Output

To recruit and select Royal Air Force personnel in the required numbers to achieve the Into Training Targets defined by the Royal Air Force manning plans.

To train aircrew of the three services to standards for entry to the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Operational Conversion Unit training, the Defence Helicopter Flying School and other specialist flying training courses.

To train military personnel to the standards required to undertake ground appointments.

KT1a—Quantity of Output (ab initio flying training)—the number of RAF aircrew trainees graduated as follows:

Target
Fast Jet Pilots67
Multi-Engine Pilots57
Rotary Wing Pilots33
Fast Jet Navigators28
Multi-Engine Navigators9
Rotary Wing Navigators10
Airman Aircrew104

KT1b—Quantity of Output (ab initio ground training)—the number of RAF trainees who graduated from the following courses:

Target
Officer Initial Specialist Training358
RAF Tradesmen Training2,104

Key Target 2—Quality of Output (Training Places)

To train the aircrew of the three services to standards for entry to the Royal Air Force, to Royal Navy Operational Conversion Unit, the Defence Helicopter Flying School and other specialist flying training courses.

To train military personnel to the standards required to undertake ground appointments.

KT2a—Training Place (Flying)(3)

Target
Flying Training Courses—RN202
Flying Training Courses—Army374
RAF Flying Instructor Courses150
RAF Refresher and Orientation Courses170
RAF Specialist and Operational Courses240
Flying Training (F and C)92

(3) The number of training places provided on the following RN, Army, RAF instructor Refresher and Orientation, and specialist and operational flying courses. Also, the number of training places provided for Foreign and Commonwealth (F and C) flying courses.


KT2b—Training Places (Ground)

Target
Pre-Employment Training15,547
Career Development Training6,506

Key Target 3—Quality of Output


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To underpin the military effectiveness of the Royal Air Force by the timely provision of military personnel trained to the standards agreed with the Agency's customers.


To ensure the necessary systems are in place to manage the business on an output cost basis.



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