Results 141–160 of 1695 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Darling of Roulanish

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Reviews (Agencies/Bodies) (22 May 2006)

Alistair Darling: The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) had a peer review in 2005-06. Its purpose was to ensure that the EOC is fit for purpose and able to carry out agreed objectives during the period up to October 2007 when it is due to be merged into the Commission for Equality and Human Rights. The terms of reference of the review were as follows: Ensuring that the EOC is deploying the resources at its...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Ministerial Visits (Accommodation) (11 May 2006)

Alistair Darling: This information is not readily available and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost. However, under the terms of the ministerial code and travel by Ministers, when travelling on official business, Ministers are expected to make efficient and cost-effective travel arrangements.

Written Answers — Transport: Airport Rail Links (Scotland) (2 May 2006)

Alistair Darling: I have regular discussions with the First Minister on a range of transport and other topics. The promotion and construction of new railways which start and end in Scotland is a devolved matter.

Written Answers — Scotland: Labour Statistics Employment/Unemployment Trends (28 Mar 2006)

Alistair Darling: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave earlier today to questions 2, 3 and 7.

Written Answers — Scotland: Labour Statistics Employment/Unemployment Trends (28 Mar 2006)

Alistair Darling: I refer my hon. Friends to the answer Igave earlier today to questions 2, 3 and 7.

Written Answers — Scotland: Labour Statistics Employment/Unemployment Trends (28 Mar 2006)

Alistair Darling: The Scottish labour market is at its strongest position in decades with more people in work and fewer unemployed than ever before.

Written Answers — Transport: Concessionary Bus Fares Scheme (21 Mar 2006)

Alistair Darling: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister—the department responsible for local government funding—continues to talk to Tyne and Wear about the funding for concessionary fares.

Written Answers — Transport: Aicraft Landings (17 Mar 2006)

Alistair Darling: None of the information held by my Department provides evidence that these flights were involved in rendition. The British Government is not aware of any cases of rendition through the UK since May 1997, apart from the two cases in 1998 about which the Foreign Secretary has informed Parliament. Since before 9/11 we have worked closely with the US to achieve our shared goal of fighting...

Written Answers — Scotland: Rail Services (28 Feb 2006)

Alistair Darling: Railway services in Scotland are a devolved responsibility. Regular discussions take place on rail issues at all levels between the Department for Transport and the Scottish Executive.

Written Answers — Transport: Eddington Report (6 Feb 2006)

Alistair Darling: Rod Eddington has been asked to provide advice to the Chancellor and myself. He is supported by a team of 10 civil servants drawn from the Department for Transport and HM Treasury. Programme costs are being shared between the Department for Transport and HM Treasury and being met from the existing budgets for those two Departments, with total spend to date totalling approximately £55,000.

Written Answers — Transport: Transport (Scotland) (2 Feb 2006)

Alistair Darling: I continue to have responsibility for the following reserved matters in the field of transport in Scotland: transport security transport safety and regulation, including the regulation of air transport and shipping, marine and air safety the provision and regulation of railway services including rail safety rail heritage marine, air and rail accident prevention and investigation most aspects...

Written Answers — Scotland: Transport Links (England) (24 Jan 2006)

Alistair Darling: Regular discussions are held with the Scottish Executive on a range of transport matters.

Written Answers — Scotland: Nuclear Waste (24 Jan 2006)

Alistair Darling: I have regular discussions with the First Minister on a wide range of issues.

Written Answers — Scotland: Energy (24 Jan 2006)

Alistair Darling: I have regular discussions with the First Minister on a wide range of issues.

Written Answers — Transport: Light Rail (12 Jan 2006)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 11 November 2005 The following light rail schemes are currently in operation in England. Blackpool Trams Croydon Tramlink Docklands Light Railway Manchester Metrolink Midland Metro Nottingham Express Transit Sheffield Supertram Tyne and Wear Metro Of these, only the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the Tyne and Wear Metro, have received operating subsidy from the Department...

Written Answers — Scotland: Air Passengers (Financial Protection) (13 Dec 2005)

Alistair Darling: Financial protection for air passengers is dealt with through UK and EU legislation.

Written Answers — Scotland: Energy Needs (13 Dec 2005)

Alistair Darling: I have regular discussions with the First Minister on a range of issues.

Written Answers — Scotland: Electoral Arrangements (13 Dec 2005)

Alistair Darling: I expect to receive the Arbuthnott Commission report in the course of January.

Written Answers — Transport: Transport Staff (Abuse) (7 Dec 2005)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 22 November 2005 The number of crimes recorded for verbal abuse is not available as the British Transport police (BTP) does not record these offences separately. However, the number of crimes for fear or provocation of violence, harassment, alarm or distress and other public order offences is shown as follows. These numbers include all offences of verbal abuse. The number of...

Written Answers — Transport: Transport Staff (Abuse) (2 Dec 2005)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 1 December 2005 The Department for Transport is working with the Safer Travel on Buses Panel to identify a workable method of collecting and reporting reliable data on crime on buses. Once a method is fully worked up we will be in a position to say when we will resume reporting information.


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