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There is no central register for trusts in the UK. To the extent that trustees may engage in particular activities which fall within a regulated sphere, those activities may be regulated by the appropriate body, for example, the Financial Services Authority or the pensions regulator. Private trusts are neither registered nor regulated. Trustees are bound by the terms of the individual trust document and their duties and responsibilities as set out in law.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what total efficiency savings were achieved by UK Trade and Investment in 200405; and whether these count towards current efficiency savings targets. 
Ian Pearson: Efficiency savings of £850,000 were delivered in 200405 on UK Trade and Investment's programme funding stream. These do not count towards the £11 million efficiency savings on this funding stream that are required under UK Trade and Investment's current spending review settlement, which runs from 200506 to 200708.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive within the recycling industry; and whether these plans will be affected by his Department's review on progress of the implementation of the Directive. 
The Government are required to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and fully intends to do so. The Review will aid implementation by identifying the best way to proceed.
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Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to publish the review of the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Review is focusing on setting out revised proposals for ensuring a fair and balanced implementation of the WEEE Directive. Once the Review has concluded and a way forward has been identified, my department will produce a formal consultation paper as quickly as possible, along with draft regulations, guidance, and a revised timetable for implementation.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received regarding the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the applications for wind-farm developments in Northumberland which have been submitted to his Department for decision. 
Derek Twigg: Network Rail is currently researching a Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) for the East Coast Main Line (ECML). The RUS will investigate the medium to long term optimal allocation of capacity on the ECML. The consultation document for the RUS is due to be published later this year.
The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has announced a provisional decision to grant additional access to the East Coast Main Line to Hull Trains. The ORR is holding a hearing on 6 March 2006 to listen to representations concerning this decision.
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Derek Twigg: Officials at the Department of Transport have been holding regular meetings with Govia representatives to ensure a smooth introduction of the new Integrated Kent Franchise that is due to commence on 1 April 2006.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had in the past six months with Greater Manchester passenger transport authority on the proposed expansion of the Metrolink network in Greater Manchester. 
Derek Twigg: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport has had a number of discussions with members of Greater Manchester passenger transport authority. Expansion of the Manchester Metrolink network is one of the issues that has been discussed in the context of the wider transport needs of Greater Manchester and the North West.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the Highways Agency budget was spent on payments to private finance initiative contractors in the last period for which figures are available. 
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Following the publication of the Integrated Transport and Roads White Papers in 1998, trunk road maintenance was identified as the Government's highest priority for investment in strategic roads. This is
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reflected in the increase in spending on trunk road maintenance from 199899. There is now no backlog of trunk road maintenance.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average change to local funding for road maintenance was for the additional cost of maintaining detrunked roads in each of the past eight years. 
Dr. Ladyman: The detrunking programme announced in "A New Deal for Transport in England" (1998) (Cm 3950) started in 200102. In recognition of the extra costs that would be incurred by local highway authorities taking over responsibility for detrunked routes, the Government gave a commitment to ensuring that detrunking would be accompanied by a fair transfer of resources. It was agreed with the Local Government Association (LGA) that the most effective way of ensuring that authorities were provided with resources for the routine maintenance of detrunked routes would be by means of an annual special grant. This was intended to be a transitional distribution method, and it remains the Government's policy that detrunked roads will, in due course, be incorporated into the Revenue Support Grant system. Capital support has been through the issue of SCAs (Supplementary Credit Approvals) to 200304 and from 200405 SCERs (Supported Capital Expenditure (Revenue)).
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The policy of transferring non-core trunk roads (detrunking) to local highway authorities was first set out in the White Paper "A New Deal for Transport" published in July 1998. The aim has been to transfer some 3,200 km (30 per cent.) of the trunk road network (as it was in April 1999) to local authorities in a phased programme. To date more than 80 per cent. (around 2,628 km) of the programme has been completed since April 2001.
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