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Written Answers — Treasury: Liam Byrne (16 May 2008)

Alistair Darling: My hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Byrne) is the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration (Home Office) and Minister of State with responsibility for revenue protection at the border (HM Treasury). As a Treasury Minister my hon. Friend is responsible for the operational delivery of the UK Border Agency's (UKBA) revenue protection functions, delivery of targets...

Written Answers — Treasury: Excise Duties: Fuels (17 Jul 2008)

Alistair Darling: I am postponing the 2p per litre increase in fuel duty that was planned to take place on 1 October 2008 to support motorists and businesses in the face of sharp rises in world oil prices. This means that main road fuel duty rates will remain at 50.35p per litre after 1 October this year. The duty is 17 per cent. lower in real terms than in 1999. Consequential increases in road fuel gases,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Family: Official Gifts (16 Dec 2008)

Alistair Darling: None.

Written Answers — Transport: A628 Mottram Bypass (10 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: The proposed A628 Mottram to Tintwistle Bypass is a trunk road scheme promoted by the Highways Agency. Subject to successful completion of statutory procedures, the scheme is expected to commence construction in 2007–08. The proposed Glossop Spur is a local road scheme promoted by Tameside Metropolitan borough council. This scheme was provisionally approved for funding through the local...

Written Answers — Transport: Crossrail (10 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: At Cross London Rail Links Ltd. (CLRL) 101 staff are employed on the Crossrail project. A number of consultancy firms provide expertise to CLRL to plan the railway and develop bill documentation. The number of consultants employed from time to time is dependent on the volume of work being undertaken. Currently, there are 90 consultants employed on the project. At the Department for Transport...

Written Answers — Scotland: Economic Growth Differentials (11 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: I have regular discussions on a range of matters with my right, hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Growth in Scotland has closely matched that of the UK in recent years and was higher as recently as 2003, while future prospects are good.

Written Answers — Scotland: Energy Policy (11 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: I have discussed the prospects for renewable energy in the course of various meetings and visits over recent months and saw a range of developments during my visit to Islay in November.

Written Answers — Scotland: Ferry Subsidies (11 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: Assistance for ferry services within Scotland and the level of subsidy provided is a devolved matter for the Scottish Parliament and Executive.

Written Answers — Scotland: Industry/University Links (11 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: I have frequent discussions with the First Minister on a range of topics. Enhancing links between industry and universities is recognised by both the Government and the Executive as means of helping to unlock competitive advantage.

Written Answers — Transport: Integrated National Public Transport Information System (12 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: Column reference 784, from the Official Report of 20 July does not exist. If the hon. Member cares to re-table his question with the correct Official Report reference, I will answer it.

Written Answers — Transport: A3 (25 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: There have been no formal negotiations between the Highways Agency and Balfour Beatty on the future of the A3 Hindhead Road Tunnel. However, discussions have started on the programming and delivery of the scheme, following the outcome of the 2004 Spending Review announcement.

Written Answers — Scotland: Parliamentary Constituencies Order (26 Jan 2005)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 10 January 2005 The Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order will come into force the day after it is approved by Her Majesty in Council. As I said during Questions on 30 November 2004, Official Report, column 478, I hope the Order will be in force in February.

Written Answers — Transport: Multi-modal Studies (1 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: There were 33 multi-modal studies. 21 studies have been completed. On the final study, the A34 north from Southampton, we are currently considering the results of the scoping study before deciding what further work, if any, should be carried out. Since 1999–2000 financial year, the Department has spent approximately £33.5 million of expenditure relating to the Studies. No further such...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (1 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: The information requested can be found in Table 1.2 of the SRA publication, National Rail Trends, copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (1 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: It is not possible to give precise estimates of transitional costs at this stage. They will be met from the existing budgets of DfT and the SRA. In the longer term, the new arrangements for rail are expected to cost less than the present ones.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (1 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: At present about 430 people work in the SRA and about 100 in the Rail Directorates of DfT. We estimate that the new DfT Rail Group will have some 250 to 300 staff and that some 50 or so other posts for which SRA staff will be eligible may be created in other organisations. It is not possible to say how many staff will transfer from the SRA to DfT since the new posts in DfT will be open to...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (1 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: Any SRA staff made redundant as a result of SRA abolition will be offered packages in accordance with their existing terms and conditions.

Written Answers — Transport: Rail Usage (2 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: Passenger usage, measured by passenger kilometres was 38.2 billion in 2000–01 (financial year) and 40.9 billion in 2003–04, so increasing over the period by 2.7 billion passenger kilometres. People are using railways more than at any other time since 1947. Freight moved was 18.1 billion tonne kilometres in 2000–01 and 18.9 billion tonne kilometres in 2003–04, so increasing by 0.8...

Written Answers — Transport: Highways Agency Traffic Officers (4 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: Uniformed traffic officers in the west midlands are paid a starting salary of £16,171, rising to a maximum of £20,200. They receive an additional allowance of up to 20 per cent. for shift working. Rates for the south-east will be determined having regard to market rates. The overall estimated cost of recruitment is £200,000.

Written Answers — Transport: New Car Registrations (4 Feb 2005)

Alistair Darling: The number of new cars registered between 1 January 2004 and September 30 2004 (the latest month for which figures are available) in total, is 2,107,329. The number of vehicles which would fall into the bands requested are: Band CO 2 range January to September 2004 Percentage Band AAA Up to 100 13 0.0 Band AA 101–120 65,359 3.1 Band A 121–150 636,041 30.2 ...

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