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Ms Glenda Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of (a) road accidents involving heavy goods vehicles within the Greater London area for each of the following years, (b) serious injuries resulting from those accidents and (c) fatalities in each year from 1991 to 1995. 
Ms Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if the "Trunk Roads in England--1994 Review" was (a) subject to, and (b) modified on account of, an environmental appraisal using the guidance contained in "Policy Appraisal and the Environment", produced by the Department of the Environment; and if he will publish the appraisal; 
(2) what alternative courses of action from those detailed in the "Trunk Roads in England--1994 Review" were considered in any environmental appraisal undertaken by his Department. 
Mr. Watts: The 1994 review involved a reassessment of priorities within the roads programme rather than the adoption of a new policy. As explained in paragraph 4.5 of "Trunk Roads in England--1994 Review", each scheme's likely effects on the environment were taken into account during the review. A number of schemes were withdrawn because they could not achieve an acceptable environmental balance.
Ms Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what procedures have been put in place by his Department to monitor the environmental impacts arising from the implementation of the "Trunk Roads in England--1994 Review". 
Ms Glenda Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has provided for maintenance of the trunk roads network within the Greater London area in each of the years from 1991 to 1995. 
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Ms Glenda Jackson, dated 22 November 1995:
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As you known, Steven Norris has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has provided for maintenance of the trunk road network within the Greater London area in each of the years from 1991 to 1995.
The breakdown between Current and Capital maintenance expenditure on London's trunk road network is as follows:
Financial year Capital expenditure Current expenditure Total
1991-92 42.2 18.6 60.8
1992-93 40.3 22.8 63.1
1993-94 44.6 22.5 67.1
1994-95 64.6 19.4 84.0
Current maintenance is largely safety-related and covers routine tasks, such as cleansing, changing light bulbs, grass cutting, winter gritting, emergencies/incidents cover, addressing safety defects and inspections. Capital maintenance includes essential repairs to carriageways, footways and structures to ensure safety and to protect the investment in the infrastructure.
The variability in the Capital expenditure can be explained by variability in the requirement for major maintenance works. For example, in 1994 the M4 near Heathrow and the M1 near Scratchwood were successfully refurbished, including carriageway and drainage repairs, bridgeworks and the replacement of safety fencing and street lighting. I would add that the work was carried out with very little disruption to road users.
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Ms Glenda Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funds he has made available to the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising to implement rail privatisation; and what are his estimates for the financial years 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98. 
Mr. Watts: The public expenditure plans announced in last year's unified budget allocated provision for the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising to spend £11 million in 1995-96. Provisions was made for the expenditure of £10 million in 1996-97 and in 1997-98.
Ms Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funds he has made available to the Office of the Rail Regulator to implement rail privatisation; and what are his estimates for the financial years 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98. 
Mr. Watts: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 31 October that the Office of the Rail Regulator would have provisions for expenditure of £10 million this year, Official Report, column 131. Provision has been made for the expenditure of £7 million in 1996-97 and in 1997-98.
Ms Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funds his Department has spent, or is estimated to spend, on preparations for rail privatisation, excluding funds made available to (a) British Rail, (b) Railtrack Group Plc, (c) Opraf and (d) the Office of the Rail Regulator in (i) 1994-95, (ii) 1995-96 and (iii) 1996-97. 
(ii) 1993-94: £13.5 million
(iii) 1994-95: £14.2 million
(iv) 1995-96: £24.6 million
(v) 1996-97: £5.3 million
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Ms Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will show for all consultants and other outside organisations or individuals currently or previously employed by his Department for advice or assistance in rail privatisation (a) the name of the consultancy, organisation or individual, (b) the length of the contract offered to each consultancy, organisation or individual, (c) the total amount inclusive of VAT paid to date to each consultancy, organisation or individual and (d) the services required by his Department from each consultancy, organisation or individual; and if he will make a statement. 
|Linklaters and Paines||Legal advice|
|Samuel Montagu||Merchant Banking|
|SBC Warburg||Merchant Banking|
|Merril Lynch||Merchant Banking|
|KPMG Peat Marwick||Accountancy and Taxation|
|Ernst and Young||Accountancy|
|Ernst and Young||Information Systems|
|Richard Ellis||Property matters|
|Brodies||Advice on Scots law|
|Travers Morgan||Specialist advice on BRIS contract pricing|
|Ernst and Young||Corporate finance advice on BRIS contract pricing|
|Arthur D. Little||Research|
|Coopers and Lybrand||Access and access charging|
|Mercer Management||Freight and franchising|
|Putnham Hayes and Bartlett||Access and access charging|
|Debenham Tewson and Chinnocks||Property matters|
|Deloitte Haskins and Sells||Industry structure|
Contracts for consultancy advice are normally offered on an on-going basis with provision for the Department to terminate the contract.
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(4) Estimated costs to 30 September 1995.
Ms Short: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list each British Rail (a) subsidiary and (b) company formerly part of British Rail which has been privatised indicating the receipts from each sale. 
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£1.8 billion are expected from the sales of the rolling stock leasing companies, following the signing of sale and purchase agreements announced on 9 November.
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