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.