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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2002, ref. 37227, columns 120708W, on the 10-year plan, if he will state (a) the time scale over which this review will take place, (b) the parties who will be involved in this review and (c) when the outcomes of this review will be made available. 
Mr. Jamieson: We will be undertaking the first of the planned periodic reviews of the 10-year plan for transport over the next few months in conjunction with the Government spending review, as envisaged in the plan itself. The review will give an update on progress towards
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the objectives set out in the plan and provides an opportunity to take account of new developments since its publication.
In carrying out the review we will be drawing on information and feedback from a wide range of sources, including forthcoming reports from the House of Commons Transport Sub-Committee and the Commission for Integrated Transport. There is no fixed timetable for the review, but we currently expect to publish the results in July.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the total internal costs, as defined in the Arthur D. Little report, of the New En Route Centre at Swanwick were up until the operational start date of the centre; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Jamieson: Arthur D. Little (ADL) estimated that £76 million to £86 million would be incurred on the Swanwick project in direct internal NATS project management costs and Swanwick staff costs from project initiation until the operational date. ADL assumed that the centre would be operational from November 2001. In the event, the Swanwick Centre successfully entered operational service on 27 January 2002. Including this additional period, direct internal costs were £93.6 million.
Dr. Whitehead: Approximately 8 per cent. of DTLR central staff work part-time. Of these, a smaller percentage job share. Information specifically on job sharers is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Job sharing forms just one strand of a range of possible alternative and flexible working arrangements. Other options include home working and flexitime. Under DTLR central posting arrangements, all posts are open to part-time workers or job sharers. The central Department supports a part-time workers network and operates a job share register to assist staff in identifying job share partners.
The DTLR agencies, in almost all cases, also operate a policy of advertising all posts as open to part-time workers or job sharers. All operate a range of flexible working options. Several also support part-time working or carers networks.
Mr. Jamieson: EWS has made no such decision. The current reductions in cross-channel rail freight result from decisions taken by SNCF since November 2001 in the light of attacks on their staff at Fréthun.
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The Government are pressing the French Government at the highest levels to provide adequate policing resources at Fréthun to support the anti-intrusion measures already being installed by SNCF in order to address the disruption to channel tunnel services caused by would-be illegal immigrants.
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Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much (a) capital and (b) revenue funding has been made available for local government services in Liverpool in each year since 1997. 
|Specific and special grants inside AEF(29)||18,192||20,488||20,132||42,626||71,010|
|Revenue support grant||263,399||284,715||296,909||298,271||311,827|
|Redistributed non-domestic rates||102,791||106,533||114,392||128,468||124,481|
|Revenue grants paid into GFRA(30)||384,382||411,736||431,433||469,365||507,318|
|Central Government grants(31)||18,259||22,190||19,125||17,958||11,266|
(29) Aggregate external finance (AEF) is central Government support towards total standard spending. It comprises RSG, NNDR, and certain specific, supplementary and special grants. Within specific grants inside AEF, reported standards fund grant increased from about £2 million in 19992000 to about £20 million in 200001, and Neighbourhood Renewal Fund was budgeted to be £10.006 million in 200102.
(30) This includes all revenue grants paid into the General Fund Revenue Account (GFRA), but may exclude certain public funding, for example from some non-departmental public bodies, which is recorded as income and is not separately identifiable.
(31) Includes capital grants from all central Government Departments (including specified capital grants) but excludes capital grants from the European Union, non-departmental public bodies, and the National Lottery.
Revenue Summary and GFRA Budget Estimates return. Capital Outturn returns and Capital Estimate return.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 27 February 2002, Official Report, column 1367W, on departmental underspend, if he will list (a) the relevant editions of the Public Expenditure Provisional Outturn Paper to which he refers and (b) the written answers to which he refers; for what reason it is not possible to provide separate figures in respect of rail expenditure; and if he will place copies related documentation in the Library. 
Dr. Whitehead: Provisional outturn against cash limits, and departmental expenditure limits which replaced cash limits in 19992000, for the financial years 199798 to 200001 is published in the following editions of the Public Expenditure Provisional Outturn White Paper:
199899: Cm 4416
200001: Cm 5243.
11 February 1999, Official Report, columns 31114W
30 March 1999, Official Report, columns 58081W
5 November 1999, Official Report, columns 34649W
7 February 2000, Official Report, columns 1823W
31 March 2000, Official Report, columns 22324W
13 June 2000, Official Report, columns 55758W
9 November 2000, Official Report, columns 35054W
26 February 2001, Official Report, columns 32832W
27 March 2001, Official Report, column 574W
22 June 2001, Official Report, columns 1213W
28 November 2001, Official Report, columns 94852W
13 February 2002, Official Report, columns 398401W.
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re-allocated. For that reason, DTLR does not keep central records of EYF entitlement generated by, and re-allocated to, railways.
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