§ Mr. Patrick Hall
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what key targets have been set for the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre for 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
The role of the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre is to train the Armed Forces and other Intelligence agencies in intelligence and security disciplines and conduct after capture; to maintain an operational capability; and to contribute to effective and timely advice to the Armed Forces on appropriate intelligence and security matters. The Key Targets for the Agency for the 12 months from April 1998 are:
Key Target 1:To meet 100% of operational taskings required by the Department to the standards agreed by the Director General of Intelligence and Geographic Resources.
Key Target 2:To establish an effective quality evaluation methodology for training by March 1999 and establish the baseline for future improvements.
Key Target 3:To deliver the training programme endorsed by the Defence Intelligence Training Policy Group within agreed resources.
Key Target 4:To investigate measures of efficiency within Agency training Outputs.
Key Target 5:To achieve a 2.5 per cent. improvement in efficiency.