Results 161–180 of 1604 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Darling of Roulanish

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.

Written Answers — Transport: Millward Brown Group (28 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: holding answer 22 November 2005 The Department was formed in May 2002. The Department has made no payments to Millward Brown Group for consultancy advice. In common with other public and private sector organisations we do undertake research to understand the effectiveness of our communications. My Department has bought media research services from Millward Brown at a total cost of...

Written Answers — Transport: Bus/Light Rail Use (17 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: Information provided by bus operators shows that 46 per cent. of full-size buses running on local routes are wheelchair accessible. This equates to 21,300 vehicles from a fleet size of 46,300 full size buses. The number of accessible buses is much greater in larger towns and cities, and in the case of London is virtually 100 per cent. PSV Accessibility Regulations require all large buses used...

Written Answers — Transport: Light Rail (16 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: Light rail systems in Birmingham and Manchester have been subject to monitoring and evaluation studies. These studies focused on the impact of the schemes on travel behaviour, particularly in terms of levels of car usage, and the local economy.

Written Answers — Scotland: Renewable Energy (15 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: I have regular discussions with my right hon. Friend on a wide range of energy matters.

Written Answers — Scotland: Terrorism (15 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: I am in regular contact with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary on a number of matters, including ensuring that Scotland's interests are fully covered by terrorism legislation and policies.

Written Answers — Transport: Buses (14 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: I refer the hon. Member to the written statement of 1 November 2005 announcing the results of the Kickstart competition. A list of the schemes was placed in the Libraries of the House. The schemes are for new, or in some cases substantially enhanced, services which will begin operation in the new few months, now that funding has been announced. The question of passenger use figures in prior...

Written Answers — Transport: School Transport (Cycling) (14 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: Cycle journeys at the 40 Bike It schools increased from 2 per cent. before the scheme was established in May 2004 to 8 per cent. in June 2005. A report from Sustrans who manage the scheme has been placed in the House Library. The Department's new expert advisory body on cycling, Cycling England, has made an assessment of the scheme and has decided it has been sufficiently successful to...

Written Answers — Transport: School Transport (Cycling) (14 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: In total, the Department for Transport has invested £30,000, excluding VAT, on developing the Bike For All cycling portal. Cycling England, through DFT funding, is also committed to making a contribution of £11,200 in the current and next financial years towards the editorial content and maintenance of the site. Success has primarily been measured by the number of visitors, which over the...

Written Answers — Transport: Foreign Lorries (Road Wear) (11 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: The Department has not made an estimate of this cost in recent years.

Written Answers — Transport: Light Rail Schemes (11 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: The following tables show the figures requested. Passenger journeys per year for modern light rail systems in England -- Million System 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 Tyne and Wear Metro 59.1 46.4 44.9 45.4 45.5 43.6 40.6 38.9 38.3 37.0 Docklands Light Rail — — — 6.6 8.5 8.0 7.9 6.9 8.3 11.3 Manchester Metrolink — — —...

Written Answers — Transport: Regional Airports (8 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: The great majority of airports in the UK are operated on a commercial basis, but the Air Transport White Paper makes clear there may be a case for limited public funding to support small airports operated by local authorities and those in objective 1 and 2 areas. We have facilitated the use of route development funds and fifth freedom rights to attract new services at regional airports, and...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (7 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: There are no plans to close railway lines in order to allow more high speed and freight services to run.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (7 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: There are two current closure notices in respect of railway lines between Stratford and North Woolwich and Farringdon and Moorgate. The Stratford to North Woolwich notice is in anticipation of the conversion to light rail and the transfer of services to DLR between Stratford International and Royal Victoria stations in East London. Rail services between Farringdon and Moorgate are currently...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (7 Nov 2005)

Alistair Darling: The national railway byelaws allow a train operator or the police to give reasonable notice prohibiting the possession of intoxicating liquor, and therefore also its sale and consumption, on any specified train service or services. The Licensing Act 2003 will give magistrates courts the power to prohibit the sale of alcohol on trains if requested by a senior police officer.

Written Answers — Scotland: Road Congestion (18 Oct 2005)

Alistair Darling: Reductions in travel time, and improvements in reliability provided by the Highways Agency schemes on the Al/Ml, are generally assessed to have a significantly beneficial impact on the whole economy.

Written Answers — Scotland: Scottish Road Haulage Association (18 Oct 2005)

Alistair Darling: I met representatives of the Scotland and Northern Ireland branch of the Road Haulage Association in Edinburgh on 22 September. We discussed a wide range of issues.

Written Answers — Transport: Railway Industry (Subsidies) (11 Oct 2005)

Alistair Darling: The Government's spending plans for rail until 2008–09 were set out in my statement to Parliament of 10 February.

Written Answers — Transport: Transport Costs (11 Oct 2005)

Alistair Darling: Between 1997 and 2004 the real cost of motoring declined by 7 per cent., bus and coach fares increased by 11 per cent. and rail fares increased by 4 per cent.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (5 Oct 2005)

Alistair Darling: Spending on light rail varies from year to year according to the progress of schemes. Since the opening of Tyne and Wear Metro in 1980, Government have contributed some £1.2 billion towards light rail schemes, including around £0.7 billion since 1997. In 2004–05 the Department provided £36 million to directly support light rail schemes outside London. This represents 0.3 per cent. of its...

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