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Written Answers — House of Lords: Legal Aid (18 Apr 2007)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: In London a total of 496 contracts were issued to civil legal aid solicitor firms. 450 firms signed and returned their contracts by the deadline. 46 firms have declined to sign. This equates to a sign-up rate of 91 per cent among solicitors in London.

Written Answers — Transport: Strategic Rail Authority (22 Jul 2002)

Mr David Jamieson: ...971–73, and the two associated minutes which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State laid before the House on the same day. The letter of 22 March 2002 gave the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) certain directions and guidance as to the manner in which the SRA was to negotiate a funding and outputs package with any bidder seeking to become the network operator. Since then, negotiations...

Written Answers — Transport: Strategic Rail Authority ( 2 Jul 2002)

Mr David Jamieson: The Strategic Rail Authority has the following subsidiaries: Company name Activity Issued share capital Percentage SRA control BRB (Residuary) Ltd. Custodian of property, rights and liabilities previously belonging to the British Railways Board. 1 100 Rail Documentation and Drawing Services Ltd. Custodian of rolling stock drawing and documents. 1 100 DoA Ltd. DoA Ltd....

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Legal Services Commission (11 May 2006)

Vera Baird: The following table shows the number of matters started as reported by solicitor firms and not for profit suppliers, including community legal service direct, for each financial year since 2000-01. The number of matters started differ slightly from what has previously been published in the Legal Services Commission's (LSC) annual reports as matters started during the year are still reported...

Written Answers — Transport: South West Trains (21 Oct 2004)

Tony McNulty: The Secretary of State has no contractual relationship with Train Operating Companies (TOCs). The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) has responsibility for managing franchise agreements with TOCs under Directions and Guidance from the Secretary of State, copies of which are in the Libraries of the House. TOCs cannot depart from the Passenger Service Requirement (PSR) without SRA approval. The SRA...

Written Answers — Transport: Strategic Rail Authority (19 Jul 2002)

Alistair Darling: The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) has today published its consultation paper on fares policy. Copies have been placed in the House libraries and the document can also be viewed on the SRA website ( The consultation period will end on 11 October 2002. This process is part of the SRA's review of fares policy announced in the Authority's Strategic Plan, published in January...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: SRA Strategic Plan (28 Jan 2002)

Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) how much of the proposed expenditure announced in the SRA strategic plan will be spent in Scotland (a) in monetary terms and (b) as a proportion of the total spending; (2) if he will provide a breakdown of total expenditure announced in the SRA strategic plan by nations and regions of the UK; (3) how much of...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Train Operating Companies ( 9 Nov 2001)

Mr David Jamieson: The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) expects all train operators to recruit sufficient staff, including drivers, to run a reliable train service and meet their timetable commitments. The SRA has in place performance regimes under which train operators are penalised if they fail to meet certain standards. The SRA can also issue enforcement orders and penalties against operators for continuing...

Written Answers — Transport: Rail Services (Scotland) (25 Feb 2003)

Mr David Jamieson: The Strategic Rail Authority's responsibilities and its relationship with the Scottish Government are set out in the Transport Act 2000. The SRA has overall responsibility for the strategic development of the national passenger and freight railway network serving Scotland, England and Wales. The SRA must have regard to directions and guidance from the Scottish Ministers in respect of ScotRail...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Special Purpose Vehicles (14 Mar 2002)

Stephen Byers: holding answer 12 March 2002 On 29 June 2001 I issued draft Directions and Guidance to the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA). These would direct the SRA to consider the use of Special Purpose Vehicles to undertake rail infrastructure works (section 8.2) and require the SRA to detail in its strategy how and by when such projects will be introduced (section 7.4). A copy was placed in the House...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: SouthEast Network Railcard (29 Apr 2002)

Mr David Jamieson: The Rail Passengers Council (RPC) wrote to the Chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) on 26 March about the changes to the SouthEast Network Card. They requested that the SRA use its powers under licence conditions to ensure that the financial information on which these decisions were based is provided to the RPC. The SRA has obtained this information from ATOC and sent this forward...

Written Answers — Justice: Burges Salmon Solicitors (16 Oct 2009)

Bridget Prentice: Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) does not usually comment on ongoing investigations, it is aware that matters relating to this particular investigation are already in the public domain. The SRA has informed me that it is giving high priority to this case. The SRA considers the investigation to be complex but expects it to be completed within a few months, at which time a...

Written Answers — Transport: Network Rail (21 Jul 2004)

Tony McNulty: holding answer 20 July 2004 Network Rail's borrowing benefits from support arrangements provided by the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA). As announced to the House by the Secretary of State for Transport on 15 July 2004, the SRA is to be closed. Its financial obligations, including those in support of Network Rail's borrowing, will be transferred to the Department for Transport, subject to...

Written Answers — Solicitor-General: Legal Costs: Criminal Proceedings (10 Feb 2010)

Vera Baird: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), superintended by the Attorney-General, has responsibility for negotiating any changes to levels of remuneration for lawyers prosecuting its cases in criminal courts. CPS officials meet with the Remuneration Committee of the Bar Council to discuss remuneration arrangements for self-employed barrister advocates and they last met on 1 February 2010. At that...

Written Answers — Justice: Solicitors Regulation Authority: Training (29 Oct 2007)

Bridget Prentice: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has provided me with the following information. SRA staff, including caseworkers, are required to attend training, which includes issues of equality including cultural diversity. The nature of this training varies depending on the duties of the staff. The SRA continues to review its training to ensure that it is updated and meets the learning needs of...

Written Answers — Transport: Trains (Cycle Storage) (16 Jan 2003)

Mr David Jamieson: The Secretary of State for Transport, and other Departmental Ministers, meet the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) on a regular basis and discuss a range of issues. The SRA is continuing to encourage the provision of secure storage for bicycles at railway stations and for their carriage on trains where this is feasible. The SRA encourages all train operators...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (31 Jan 2023)

Mike Freer: The Government remains committed to introducing targeted anti-SLAPP legislation to stop Russian oligarchs from tarnishing our legal system, whilst ensuring access to justice. Reforms will include a statutory definition of SLAPPs, an early dismissal mechanism, and costs protection for SLAPPs cases. We intend to legislate as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Written Answers — Transport: First Group (10 Jan 2005)

Tony McNulty: The Directions and Guidance to the SRA set out the factors to be considered when letting a franchise. However, the SRA are not specifically required to take into account any non-rail operations undertaken by bidders. The SRA issued formal Invitations to Tender for the ICEC franchise on 6 October 2004 and are currently evaluating the bids. The new recently announced pre-qualification...

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Debts (13 Nov 2007)

Gareth Thomas: World Bank and International Monetary Fund staff conducted a survey on this issue in May 2007. It identified 11 heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) that had been targeted with lawsuits by a total of 46 litigating creditors. In addition, two countries reported being threatened by litigation. Eight new legal actions were reported since the previous survey in 2006, of which five are against...

Written Answers — Transport: Strategic Rail Authority (21 Jun 2004)

Tony McNulty: Consultants are employed on defined, temporary tasks—typically studies into particular propositions—and their employment cannot be equated to SRA staff posts. Contractors, by contrast, may at times fill staff posts in lieu of permanently employed SRA staff. Data was not held in the form requested for the full period since the SRA was set up in February 2001. The available figures are as...

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