Select Committee on Transport Seventh Report

8  Conclusions

74.  The Department has made some progress in addressing its major objectives, but the overall picture is disappointing. It now appears likely that only one of the PSA targets from the 2004 Spending Review will be met, even though some of these targets were not especially onerous. This does not inspire confidence that the Department will be able to use its additional resources to meet all of its new targets.

75.  The Department for Transport needs to be clear about what its main priorities are, taking into account the diverse recommendations of the Eddington and Stern reports, as well as its new targets and goals. We would welcome a more consistent and coherent set of targets which state clearly what the Department's priorities are and will enable more rigorous, objective measurement of its progress in meeting them.

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