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Shipping

Mr. Brazier: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 24 UK flagged ships were detained by Port State Authorities belonging to the Paris memorandum of undertaking on Port State Control; and what the (a)
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name, (b) manager, (c) beneficial owner and (d) country of beneficial owner was of each. [214785]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The 22 UK registered ships that were detained in 2005-07 by Port State Authorities belonging to the Paris memorandum of undertaking on Port State Control are in the following table.

Detentions 200 -07
(a ) Ship Name IMO Number ( b ) Ship Manager Manager Country (c) Ship Owner. (d) Owner Country Remarks

MSC Colombia

9103685

Zodiac Matitime Agencies Ltd

UK

Selt Maritime Inc

BVI

Ocean Taxi

P040008

Mr Leo Rasmussen

Denmark

Mr Leo Rasmussen

Denmark

Haahr Bridge

6704426

Uni-Tankers M/T "Haahr Bridge" APS

Denmark

Uni-Tankers M/T "Haahr Bridge" APS

Denmark

Flagged out to St Kitts in 01/08

Breant

7802756

Rederi AB Lillgaard

Finland

Rederi AB Lillgaard

Finland

Betsy S

9143398

Reederei Karl Schlueter

Germany

K G MS "Betsy" Schiffahrtsgesellschaft MBIH and Co

Germany

Maike D

9226372

Reede Reiver Waltung

Germany

MS "Maike" Schiffahrts-GmbH and Co KG

Germany

Sider Joy

9285433

JSM Shipping

Germany

BNB Gmgh and Co KG

Germany.

Flagged out to Malta in 04/07

Locator

7023881

Mylotte Ferries Ltd

Ireland

Mylotte Ferries Ltd

Ireland

Columbialand

7519282

ASP Ship Management Ltd

UK

Senior Shipping Limited

London

Flagged out to Panama in 10/07

Ievoli Silver

8916487

V Ships Norway AS

Norway

Mosvold Chemical KS

Norway

Finnmaster

9192129

Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd

UK

Parlines Roro KS

Norway

Sand Weaver

7340899

Cemex UK Marine Ltd

UK

Cemex UK Marine Ltd

UK

Sun London

7636365

Svitzer Towage Ltd

UK

Svitzer Towage Ltd

UK

Celtic Terrier

7800734

Campbell Maritime Ltd

UK

Celtic Tankers Pic

UK

Flagged out

Ardent

8213445

Anthony Charles Glover

UK

Anthony Charles Glover

UK

Changed owner 26/10/07

Hoo Beech

8813051

Lapthorne Shipping

UK

Lapthorne Shipping

UK

Company now called Coastal Bulk Shipping

Sea-Land racer

9116890

Maersk Shipping

UK

Maersk Shipping

UK

Flagged out to Netherlands in 06/07

Scot Explorer

9137193

Intrada Ships Management Ltd

UK

Scot Explorer Shipping Ltd

UK

Perth

9162605

All Ocean Ltd

UK

All Ocean Charters 2 Ltd

UK

Lia C

9195925

Carisbrooke Shipping Holdings Ltd

UK

Carisbrooke Shipping Holdings Ltd

UK

Flagged out to Malta in 04/06

Ayton Cross

9206956

Svitzer Marine Ltd

UK

Svitzer Marine Ltd

UK

Värmland

9276341

MQS Marine Consulting Quality and Safety

Germany

Tetuan Shipping Company Ltd

UK


In addition to the 22 UK registered ships listed the time of their detention, but recorded as UK above there were two ships that were registered in Gibraltar, at registered.

Transport: Fuels

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has tested future transport policy against each of the oil price scenarios provided by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; and if she will make a statement. [216765]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department for Transport is currently producing road transport forecasts using the recently updated Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) oil price projections. This work is not yet complete.

While we have focused on BERR's central oil price projections in previous Department analyses, we have also considered the impacts of each of the alternative price scenarios they provide as sensitivity analyses. We would anticipate this would be undertaken for future road, rail and air forecasts used in policy analysis.


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Transport: Schools

Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations she has received from bus service operators on the effect of increases in the cost of fuel on the provision of school bus services; and if she will make a statement. [217241]

Ms Rosie Winterton: We are aware from the Department’s ongoing discussions with bus operators that there are concerns about the impact of increased fuel costs on all the services they provide, including school bus services.

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will place in the Library a copy of the outline business case prepared by the Department for Transport Board on outsourcing the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. [215244]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The outline business case is an internal document which remains subject to change. I made a written statement to the House on 3 July 2008, Official Report, columns 61-64WS, which sets out the substantive decision of Ministers on this matter.

Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will place in the Library a copy of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency full Outline Business Case for outsourcing. [215682]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The outline business case is an internal document which remains subject to change. I made a written statement to the House on 3 July, Official Report, columns 61-4WS, which sets out the substantive decision of Ministers on this matter.

Waterloo Station

Mr. Ian Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to finalise the budget for the conversion of the five vacated Eurostar platforms at Waterloo for use by domestic rail services. [215879]

Mr. Tom Harris: The Department for Transport is working closely with Network Rail and Stagecoach South Western Trains (SSWT) to finalise the costs of the partial conversion of platform 20 of Waterloo International to accommodate a limited number of domestic services from December 2008.

However, it is primarily the railway infrastructure outside Waterloo that limits the number of trains that can use the station rather than the number of platforms. Therefore the need is to run longer trains rather than more trains. So we are planning to make all the platforms at Waterloo long enough to accommodate 10 car trains and to modify the junction layouts on the approaches to the station, so that, ultimately, all the platforms at Waterloo, including those once used by Eurostar, can be used by 10 car domestic services.

Network Rail is currently developing the scope and costs of delivering such a large and complex scheme which would allow the use of longer trains than currently
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use the short platforms and would result in a large increase in capacity on the South Western network.

Mr. Ian Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects work to commence on the five empty platforms at Waterloo Station to allow use by domestic rail services. [215880]

Mr. Tom Harris: Work to convert Waterloo International to accommodate a limited number of domestic services will commence this summer. These services, most likely on the routes to Windsor and Reading, could use platform 20 of Waterloo International from the proposed timetable change date in December 2008.

It is primarily the railway infrastructure outside Waterloo that limits the number of trains that can use the station rather than the number of platforms. Therefore the need is to run longer trains rather than more trains. So we are planning to make all the platforms at Waterloo long enough to accommodate 10 car trains and to modify the junction layouts on the approaches to the station, so that, ultimately, all the platforms at Waterloo, including those once used by Eurostar, can be used by 10 car domestic services.

Such a large and complex scheme would allow the use of longer trains than currently use the short platforms and would result in a large increase in capacity on the South Western network. Our current assumptions indicate that this could be completed by around 2014.

House of Commons Commission

192.com

Mr. Amess: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will (a) subscribe to the 192.com service and (b) make it available on the Parliamentary intranet; and if he will make a statement. [216326]

Nick Harvey: The House of Commons Library will not subscribe to 192.com. Some of the information available through this service, including business contact details and directory inquiries services, is freely available from sources such as yell.com and BT directory inquiries, which are already listed on the Library intranet page.

192.com also contains the redacted version of the electoral register. All Members are able to request the full register for their registration area, free of charge, from the local electoral registration officer. In addition the ‘Find Your MP’ service on the Parliament website can be used to check which constituency a given postcode falls under. Other information available from 192.com, such as family records, is not likely to be relevant for Parliamentary research purposes


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