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Marine Oil Pollution

Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps have been taken to prevent ships at sea spilling oil since the Sea Empress oil spill; and what further steps he plans to take. [47173]

Dr. Ladyman: The UK Government have played a key role, internationally, regionally and nationally, in developing many measures to prevent, or mitigate the consequences of, oil spills from ships during the 10 years since the Sea Empress oil spill in February 1996. The most significant measures are as follows:

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As regards further steps:

Multi-modal Studies

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the schemes which arose as an outcome of multi-modal studies which have been awarded investment by his Department, broken down by (a) road construction and (b) public transport schemes and what (i) the amount awarded and (ii) the location of each scheme was in each case. [42712]

Dr. Ladyman: The Multi-Modal Studies were strategic transport studies which developed recommendations for implementation over the short, medium and longer term up to 2031. Many of the schemes recommended required further detailed development and appraisal work before being ready for implementation. In our responses to the Multi-Modal Studies we set out the way in which we wished to see the study recommendations taken forward by the relevant delivery agencies.

The schemes recommended by the Multi-Modal Studies which have reached the stage of programme entry or equivalent with agreed funding allocations are listed in the following tables. A number of other schemes are continuing to be prepared for a decision on programme entry by the respective delivery agencies.
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Highways agency trunk road schemes (targeted programme of improvements)

Multi-modal study

HA TPI scheme

Latest budget cost (£ million)
Cambridge to HuntingdonA14 Ellington to Fen Ditton ImprovementCambridgeshire490
Access to HastingsA21 Tonbridge to PemburyKent65
London to South MidlandsM1 Junction 6a to 10 WideningHertfordshire289
London to South MidlandsM1 Junction 10 to 13 wideningBedfordshire382
A1 North of NewcastleA1 Morpeth to Felton DuallingNorthumberland84
A1 North of NewcastleA1 Adderstone to Belford DuallingNorthumberland14
Tyneside AreaA1/A19/A1068 Seaton Burn Junction ImprovementTyneside29
Tyneside AreaA19/A184 Testos Grade Separated JunctionTyneside21
London to South MidlandsA505 Dunstable Northern Bypass (A5 to M1 Link)Bedfordshire48
London to South MidlandsA421 Bedford to M1 Junction 13Bedfordshire171
London to South West and South WalesA30 Garland Cross to Chiverton CrossCornwall125
London to South West and South WalesA30 Temple to Higher Carblake ImprovementCornwall41
North/South Movements in the East MidlandsM1 Junction 21 to 30 wideningLeicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire1,915
Orbit (M25) -London Orbital Transport SolutionsM25 Junction 1B to 3 wideningKent66
Orbit (M25) -London Orbital Transport SolutionsM25 Junction 5 to 7 wideningSurrey and Kent214
Orbit (M25) -London Orbital Transport SolutionsM25 Junction 16 to 23 wideningHertfordshire and Berkshire496
Orbit (M25) -London Orbital Transport SolutionsM25 Junction 23 to 27 widening .Hertfordshire and Essex419
Orbit (M25) -London Orbital Transport SolutionsM25 Junction 27 to 30 wideningEssex402
A453 (M1 Junction 24 to Nottingham)A453 Widening (M1 Junction 24 to A52 Nottingham)Nottinghamshire90
London to IpswichM25 Junction 28/A12 Brook Street InterchangeEssex8
South CoastM27 Junction 11 to 12 Climbing LanesHampshire27
South CoastM27 Junction 3 to 4 WideningHampshire52
South CoastA27 Southerham to Beddingham ImprovementEast Sussex19
South and West Yorkshire MMSM1 Junction 30 to Junction 31 WideningYorkshire136
South and West Yorkshire MMSM1 Junction 31 to 32 WideningYorkshire20
South and West Yorkshire MMSM1 Junction 32 to 34S WideningYorkshire139
South and West Yorkshire MMSM1 Junction 34N to 37 WideningYorkshire246
South and West Yorkshire MMSM1 Junction 37 to 39 WideningYorkshire224
South and West Yorkshire MMSM1 Junction 39 to 42 WideningYorkshire202
South and West Yorkshire MMSM1 Junction 31 to 32 Northbound Collector/DistributorYorkshire29
South and West Yorkshire MMSM62 Junction 25 to 27 WideningYorkshire215
South and West Yorkshire MMSM62 Junction 27 to 28 WideningYorkshire83

Local transport major schemes (roads and public transport)

Multi-modal study


Estimated cost (£ million)
South CoastBexhill to Hastings Link RoadEast Sussex48.5
South East ManchesterA34 Alderley Edge BypassCheshire37.9
South East ManchesterSouth East Manchester Quality Bus CorridorGreater Manchester23
M60 Junction 18 to 12JETTS Quality Bus CorridorGreater Manchester26.3
West Midlands AreaRed Routes (Metropolitan Area Wide)West Midlands28
Cambridge to HuntingdonCambridge Guided BuswayCambridgeshire65
South and West YorkshireA628 Cudworth BypassBarnsley17.2
South and West YorkshireA57 M1 Junction 31 to Todwick CrossroadsRotherham6.3
Other local transport plan supplementary bids
Cambridge to HuntingdonTraffic Calming of Villages close to proximity of A14Cambridgeshire (various Villages)(6)4
Access to Hastings, South Coast, Orbit (M25) and Thames Valley StudiesLocal Transport Initiatives (these were smaller schemes from the outcome from the four Multi-Modal Studies undertaken in the South East region)South East3.7
London to IpswichChelmsford Park and Ride Note: Park and Ride was recommended by the MMS in general termsChelsmford, Essex(6)1.5
Norwich to PeterboroughKings Lynn Bus Station Refurbishment and Improved integration with the railway station; creation of a high quality multi-modal interchange facility at Thetford Railway station, improved bus stop infrastructure in Downham market and pedestrian and cycling signing in market townsNorfolk (Kings Lynn, Thetford, Downham Market and various Norfolk Market Towns)(6)1,395
A453 MMSClifton/Silverdale Integrated Transport MeasuresNottingham0.850

(6) Supplementary LTP bid.

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Service and capacity improvements that have been implemented on the rail network have contributed
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to the delivery of a number of rail improvements recommended by the Multi Modal Studies. These include:
StudyRail recommendations
West Midlands to North West Conurbation (MIDMAN) and London to South MidlandsWest Coast Project
London to South MidlandsConstruction of 12 car platforms on West Coast south of Northampton -with introduction of longer trains as demand require
London to South MidlandsMore carrying capacity on Midland Mainline through new franchise and Route Utilisation Outputs
South CoastIntroduction of new Ashford—Brighton service from December
London to South West and South WalesCapacity and bottleneck relief schemes at locations such as Probus Burngullow, Filton Junction
Thames Valley and London to South West and South WalesIntroduction of new timetables on Greater Western enhancing capacity, with further enhancements as a result of the new franchise

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