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Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom: Conflict of Interests (4 May 2018)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what policies are in place to avoid conflicts of interest between the role of the chair and deputy chair of Ofcom and their participation in the House of Lords.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom: Conflict of Interests (4 May 2018)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the board of Ofcom has been notified of any conflicts of interest on the part of the chair and deputy chair of Ofcom; and if so, what are those conflicts of interest.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom: Conflict of Interests (4 May 2018)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether minutes of meetings of the Ofcom board record any declarations of conflicts of interest on the part of the chair and deputy chair; and if so, what are the dates of those meetings and the nature of the conflicts declared.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom: Conflict of Interests (4 May 2018)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there is any conflict of interest between the duties of the chair and deputy chair of Ofcom as impartial regulators of the BBC and their parliamentary duties including their voting record on Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Railway Line (18 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which delays by Network Rail undertaking infrastructure improvements on the East Coast Main Line were a legitimate basis for the existing East Coast franchise operator to seek to reduce premium payments contracted under that franchise; and by what amount that franchise will be reduced in each year until 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Railway Line (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what infrastructure improvements by Network Rail had been (1) contracted, and (2) announced, in respect of the East Coast Main Line at the time the contract with Virgin Rail Group and Stagecoach Group for the East Coast franchise was signed; and what precise contractual obligations lay with (a) HM Government, and (b) Network Rail, to ensure the timely...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Comptroller and Auditor General was informed, prior to the announcement on 29 November, of the decision to terminate the Stagecoach Group and Virgin Rail Group East Coast franchise three years early; and if so, whether he raised any issues or concerns.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the statement by Baroness Sugg on 29 November (HL Deb, cols 679-682), whether any rail franchise operator, other than Stagecoach Group and Virgin Rail Group on the East Coast franchise, will be eligible to terminate their existing franchise early and forge a public private partnership instead.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Standards (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the traffic performance of each of the train companies operating rail franchises in the first six months of 2017; and how that performance compares to the projections of traffic for that period in those companies' final bids for the franchises.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Sugg on 29 November (HL Deb, cols 679–82), whether any other rail company, besides Stagecoach Group and Virgin Rail Group on the East Coast franchise, has indicated to HM Government a desire to end its existing franchise early and forge a public–private partnership; and if so, which.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the impact on the budget of the Department for Transport of the changes to the franchising regime announced on 29 November; and whether the Department agreed those changes in advance with Her Majesty’s Treasury.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government which external consultants were engaged to assist or advise on the new policy on rail franchising announced on 29 November.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they received from Stagecoach Group and Virgin Rail Group, or their subsidiaries, prior to the publication of their Command Paper Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail (Cm 9519) on 29 November concerning the East Coast franchise; and whether they will publish those representations, including notes of meetings and conversations...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Secretary of State for Transport on 29 November (HC Deb, col 344) that “Stagecoach will meet in full the commitments it made to the Government as part of this contract”, and to the remarks by Baroness Sugg on 29 November (HL Deb, col 688) that “as part of the bidding Stagecoach made a series of financial commitments. It has...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what premium payments are due to be paid to them under the existing East Coast franchise, in each year until 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments they expect to receive from (1) Virgin Rail Group, and (2) Stagecoach Group, in each year from 2020 to 2023 under the proposed East Coast Partnership; and whether those payments might be lower than those contracted under the existing franchise.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport (1) asked for, and (2) was given, a ministerial direction before the Secretary of State announced the end of the current East Coast Franchise on 29 November; and if not, whether they are satisfied that their decision represents value for money and the efficient use of public funds.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Office for Students: Business Interests (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the board of the Office for Students are (1) employed by, and (2) in receipt of remuneration from, a university in England; and what was the total amount of that remuneration in the 2016–17 tax year.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Bath University: Pay (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers and the Higher Education Funding Council for England plan to investigate the decision-making process at the University of Bath which led to an "exit package" being paid to the Vice-Chancellor; what was the total value of that package; and whether they consider this was consistent with the proper and efficient use of public funds.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Finance (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Council for England as Accounting Officer has a duty to intervene in cases of serious abuse of funding on the part of universities.


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