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Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his plans are for Stage Cottage, Hurst Green, East Sussex, following the Highways Agency's purchase of the cottage under a compulsory purchase order. 
Dr. Ladyman: A compulsory purchase order has not yet been published for this scheme. Stage Cottage was a discretionary purchase in view of the preferred route announcement for this scheme. The A21 scheme was given regional status following the Highways Agency's announcement in December 2004 as part of the Spending Review round. It is too premature to declare this property surplus. The Highways Agency is making arrangements through its managing agent to rent out this property until the outcome of the Regional Transport Board's recommendations are known and agreed by Ministers.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail vehicles (a) were delivered in each year since 1996 and (b) are due to be delivered in each year to 2012, broken down by manufacturer; and what the total value of rolling stock orders (i) delivered in each year since 1996 and (ii) due to be delivered in each year to 2012 is, broken down by manufacturer. 
Derek Twigg: The following table shows the number of new vehicles introduced into revenue earning service each year, broken down by manufacturer. The most recent new order is for vehicles which are due to be introduced into service in 2009. Not included are the orders anticipated but not yet in place for the replacement fleet for the existing HSThigh speed trainscurrently planned to enter service from 2012.
The following table shows the estimated value of the orders placed for the aforementioned vehicles, broken
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down by manufacturer. The values are listed by year in which the order was placed.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department is considering proposals to award town and parish councils statutory rights to object to all vehicle operators licence applications and renewals; 
Dr. Ladyman: There are no plans to review the categories of persons who may object to, or make representations against, the issue of a goods vehicle operator's licence by a traffic commissioner. These persons include county, district and unitary authorities and individuals who own or occupy land in the vicinity of a proposed operating centre for goods vehicles. The existing arrangements provide adequate opportunity for persons who may be affected by the issuing of a licence to have their views considered. The most effective way for parish councils and similar bodies to comment on licence applications is to work with the local authorities who do have a right to object.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the transport infrastructure projects with a potential cost of more than £5 million on which the Highways Agency has carried out feasibility studies since 1997. 
Dr. Ladyman: All schemes with an estimated cost of more than £5 million are subject to an appraisal of economic and environmental benefits and costs before they enter the Highways Agency's investment programme, known as the 'Targeted Programme of Improvements'. Since 1997, 112 schemes have entered this programme and 32 have been completed as listed as follows:
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