|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Mr. Ingram: It remains our plan to operate the F-35B (Short Take-Off Vertical Landing variant) Joint Strike Fighter aircraft from the future carrier. We also retain the option to deploy Harrier GR9 initially. However, the design has the flexibility to be adapted to operate conventional take-off and landing aircraft if we decide to do so in the future. In addition a range of helicopters will operate from the ships.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the public relations companies that have hadcontracts with (a) his Department, (b) his non-departmental public bodies, (c) his Department's Executive agencies and (d) other bodies funded by his Department and for which he is responsible since May 1997; and what work was undertaken by each. 
Mr. Touhig: Ministry of Defence expenditure on external assistance, of which consultants employed to manage PR is part, is available in the Library of the House for years 199596 to 200405 contained in the documents Expenditure On External Assistance for the MOD by TLB/Agency", and Expenditure On External Assistance for the MOD by Category". Although this is broken down by various categories, my Department does not centrally record expenditure on external PR or other related agencies.
Information about the number and types of sub-munitions destroyed by United Kingdom forces is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Nonetheless, I can confirm that 212 sub-munitions tasks were conducted in Kosovo between 12 June 1999 and 30 June 2000; however, this figure relates to all sub-munitions tasks.
12 Jan 2006 : Column 757W
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and previous Departments with his Department's responsibilities, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) Executive agency for which his Department is responsible and (c) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by his Department in each year since May 1997; 
(2) if he will list the public relations companies that have had contracts with (a) his Department and previous Departments with his Department's responsibilities, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) Executive agency for which his Department is responsible and (c) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by his Department since May 1997. 
Ms Buck: The requested figures for advertising are set out as follows. However, records of costs from 199798 until 200102 are not readily available due to departmental re-organisations and could be obtained only at disproportionate costs.
The majority of advertising investment by my central Department is in support of the THINK! Road Safety campaign. DVLA's main advertising expenditure has been to support the introduction of continuous registration.
Listing the public relations companies that have had contracts with (a) the Department and previous Departments with the Department's responsibilities, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii)Executive agency for which the Department is responsible and (c) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by the Department since May 1997 could be produced only at disproportionate cost.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the annual expenditure on training and development by (a) his Department and (b) each (i)non-departmental public body, (ii) Executive agency and (iii) other public body for which he is responsible in (A) Scotland, (B) Wales, (C) each of the English regions and (D) Northern Ireland was in each of the last three financial years; and what the planned expenditure is for 200506. 
Ms Buck: The Department is committed to developing and improving the way it works to better achieve its business objectives. In order to do this it encourages all of its staff to take part in development activities that will improve their skills. In addition, certain staff may be required to carry out mandatory training for particular duties.
|Department for Transport (Central)||2,206,518||2,627,595||2,845,353||2,937,748|
|Vehicle and Operator Services Agency||||1,071,251||714,289||869,879|
|Driving Standards Agency||3,034,500||3,164,087||3,866,527||2,938,602|
|Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency||1,418,000||1,684,000||2,140,000||3,843,000|
|Maritime and Coastguard Agency||1,313,902||1,260,144||1,502,734||1,061,500|
|Vehicle Certification Agency||111,000||146,000||127,000||150,000|
|Government Car and Despatch Agency||60,409||80,393||56,237||51,645|
|Railway Heritage Committee||||||||0|
|Northern Lighthouse Board||182,270||222,851||159,978||185,000|
|Trinity House Lighthouse Service||332,000||252,000||300,000||400,000|
|Rail Passengers Council||||||||80,000|
|Commission for Integrated Transport||5,952||8,481||9,610||7,500|
|Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee||||2,036||6,183||1,985|
|Traffic Commissioners and Deputies||0||0||0||0|
|Strategic Rail Authority||407,435||650,603||919,024||973,634|
|Standing Advisory Committee for Trunk Road Assessment||0||0||0||0|
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|