Alistair Darling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles there are of managed motorways that allow the use of the hard shoulder at peak times; and where they are located.
Alistair Darling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average age of the train fleet was in each railway franchise in (a) 1996, (b) 2001, (c) 2007 and (d) 2010.
Alistair Darling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total monetary value of loans written off by British banks in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) 2011.
Alistair Darling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish Part 2 of Lord Bingham's findings into the collapse of BCCI having redacted those parts which would identify individuals who submitted evidence in confidence.
Alistair Darling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value is of the Government's shareholding in the International Monetary Fund; and what the value is of the shareholdings of the 30 largest shareholders.
Alistair Darling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question 46704, on Lord Bingham's findings, tabled on 10 March 2011 for answer on 15 March 2011.
Alistair Darling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the Financial Services Authority to publish its report on the conduct of Royal Bank of Scotland prior to its failure in October 2008.
Alistair Darling: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what governance arrangements he proposes for the (a) Prudential Regulatory Authority and (b) Financial Policy Committee; when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to establish these bodies; and if he will make a statement.
Alistair Darling: None.
Alistair Darling: The possessor of the Duchy of Cornwall is His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall. The tax arrangements for the Duchy of Cornwall are set out in the Memorandum of Understanding on Royal Taxation, attached to the Report of the Royal Trustees published on 11 February 1993 (HC464), a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library.
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,...
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...
Alistair Darling: Table 3.1 of the pre-Budget report and Comprehensive Spending Review (Cm7227) sets out real growth in departmental expenditure limits in total and by Department. Population was identified as on one of the long term factors that formed part of the analysis underpinning the CSR, published in "Long Term Challenges and Opportunities for the UK: Analysis for the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review"...
Alistair Darling: On 17 September I announced that, should it be necessary, the Government, with the Bank of England, would put in place arrangements that would guarantee all the existing deposits in Northern Rock Plc. These arrangements would continue during the current instability in the financial markets. The Government have today announced that these arrangements will be extended to cover all new retail...
Alistair Darling: On 13 April 2007, I asked ECGD to consult me before any new cover was provided for exports to Iran.
Alistair Darling: In each of the last three calendar years the Department undertook the following number of flights to and from overseas destinations and the total cost of these flights was: Flight spend (£) Number of flights 2006 3,201,001 3,169 2005 3,066,531 3,877 2004 3,528,407 3,851 The above data includes flights taken by both Ministers and officials in the core DTI and two...
Alistair Darling: holding answer 25 June 2007 Between 2004 and 2006, the Carbon Trust, a Government-funded organisation, conducted field trials of advanced metering with 580 businesses. The results of the trials are available at www.carbontrust.co.uk
Alistair Darling: The Government expect to publish the Fifth Annual Report on the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy in summer 2007.
Alistair Darling: In the financial year from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007, ECGD supported two export contracts with an aggregate exposure of £4.97 million. To date, no support has been provided for any exports in the financial year beginning 1 April 2007. The current level of ECGD exposure to Iran is approximately £290 million.
Alistair Darling: The Government have announced a commitment to provide up to £1.7 billion in support of the post office network, on top of the £2 billion made available since 1999, together with policies aimed at creating a stable network following a managed programme of no more than 2,500 compensated closures by the end of 2008. The number of post office outlets operating in 2010 will be dependent...