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Dr Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps have been taken to review policy and procedures at the Oakington Immigration Centre; and if she will make a statement. 
Centres are subject to a programme of inspection visits by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, and the UK Border Agency considers carefully any comments about the operation of the Centre. The last inspection report for Oakington was published in December 2008 and has a service improvement plan to address areas where UKBA accepted the recommendations. A copy of the plan is available in the House Library.
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of invoices from suppliers to his Department were paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March and (b) April 2010. 
Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many special advisers (a) he and (b) each named Minister in his Department (i) has appointed to date and (ii) plans to appoint. 
Mr Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) political appointments and (b) other personal appointments he has made since his appointment; and at what estimated annual cost to the public purse. 
Gregory Barker: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 3 June 2010, Official Report, column 99W to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman).
Mr Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the (a) implementation of penalty clauses and payments in its contracts and (b) potential legal action arising from the deferral and cancellation of contracts and projects under his Department's plans to achieve cost savings; and whether those estimates are included in the total cost savings to be achieved by his Department. 
Gregory Barker: The Department is continuing to assess the possibility of costs arising from penalty clauses or legal action arising from cancellation of contracts to achieve the cost savings. Our current estimate is that no such costs are likely to be incurred.
Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many oil rigs operating in UK waters (a) are owned by Transocean and (b) were registered in (i) the Marshall Islands, (ii) Panama, (iii) Liberia and (iv) the Bahamas. 
(a) There are around 10 Transocean rigs in UK waters at the moment, with a further four currently idle and stacked.
(b) I understand that, of the 10 rigs currently operating here, (i) two are registered in the Marshall Islands, (ii) two in Panama, (iii) three in Liberia, and (iv) none in the Bahamas. Of the remaining three, two are registered in Vanuatu and one in Germany.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the continuation of the Warm Front scheme beyond the 2010-11 financial year; and if he will make a statement. 
Gregory Barker: Funding for the scheme is just over £1.1 billion for the current three year spending period to March 2011. This includes a cash provision of £345 million for 2010-11. Funding for future years will be considered as part of the budget and spending review processes.
Mr Anderson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what her most recent estimate is of the annual cost to the Government Equalities Office of redundancy payments for (a) front line and (b) other staff. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to implement his proposal to replace (a) air passenger duty with a per plane duty and what account the proposed new scheme will take of air freight movements and (b) routes for which alternative forms of transport which have less environmental impact are available. 
"measures to promote a huge increase in energy from waste through anaerobic digestion",
"seek to increase the target for energy from renewable sources, subject to the advice of the Climate Change Committee".
Mrs Villiers: As we made clear in the coalition agreement, the Government support Crossrail. The project will support and enable growth-now, and in the future, in London and across the UK as a whole. At the same time, we need to ensure that every pound invested in the project is well spent and that the scheme remains affordable. Crossrail Ltd is focused on optimising value for money through effective management of risk and best value engineering solutions to achieve this goal.
Dr Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which private sector organisations have committed financing to Crossrail in (a) 2010-11 and (b) each of the two subsequent financial years; and how much each has committed. 
Mrs Villiers: Private sector commitments to Crossrail include a number of commercial agreements with private sector companies to provide contributions to Crossrail, given the benefits which will flow to businesses as a result of the scheme.
There are specific agreements with Canary Wharf Group (for £150 million), City of London (for £350 million), BAA (for £230 million), and Berkeley Homes Group (to construct the Woolwich Station box) as well as wider contributions being made through Business Rate Supplements, the planned Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 developer contributions.
Construction of the Canary Wharf Crossrail station is currently under way and good progress is being made. It is envisaged, on the current rate of construction, that the £150 million Canary Wharf Group contribution to Crossrail will have been put in to the project by June 2011.
Mike Penning [holding answer 2 June 2010]: The Highways Agency is developing a package of technology measures to improve journey times and hence reduce congestion at the Dartford Crossing. These include:
Installing average speed cameras on the southbound carriageway between A282 junction 31 and the Toll Plaza.
Installing average speed cameras on the northbound carriageway between M25 junction 2 and A282 junction 1a.
Improving information to drivers by variable message signing.
Implementing variable speed limits during periods of congestion between M25 junctions 3 and 2, south of the crossing.
The Department for Transport is investigating further measures to improve performance at the existing crossing in the medium-term. The potential options for additional crossing capacity are also being considered.
reiterating transparency commitments made in the Coalition Programme for Government, and setting out a timetable for achieving them. In particular, all new items of central Government spending over £25,000 will be published online in an open format from November 2010.
Mr Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the annual cost to his Department of redundancy payments for (a) front line and (b) other staff employed by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies. 
Mr Philip Hammond: The Department for Transport has introduced restrictions on recruitment in order to reduce the numbers of staff in non-front line roles, with exceptions for front line staff and business critical positions with appropriate control measures.
Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the number of people who drive without insurance; and how many vehicles were seized for being driven without insurance in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mike Penning: We are working in collaboration with the insurance industry to implement continuous insurance enforcement early in 2011. This will involve regularly comparing the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's vehicle database with the Motor Insurance Database to identify uninsured vehicles and to follow up with enforcement action against their keepers. In 2009, 178,000 uninsured vehicles were seized by the police.
Dr Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will hold a public inquiry into the Cambridge Guided Bus project; and for what reasons his Department decided to allocate funding to the Luton and Dunstable Guided Bus project. 
Norman Baker [holding answer 2 June 2010]: The issue of how best to assess the delivery of the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus scheme, and how the contract for the scheme has worked, is a matter for the scheme promoter, Cambridgeshire county council. However, I have asked my officials to begin investigating options for a review of guided bus policy, which will draw on the Cambridgeshire experience, among others. I will write to my hon. Friend shortly to confirm details of this review.
Mrs Villiers: We are in the early stages of the new Government and Ministers are considering the full range of transport policy. The Government support rail electrification as it helps to reduce carbon emissions and cut running costs. No decisions have been made on the electrification of the Midland Main Line.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to ensure that Network Rail (a) is more accountable to its customers and (b) puts the interests of passengers first; and when he plans to publish his proposals. 
Mrs Villiers: The Government have a commitment to make Network Rail more accountable to its customers. We are investigating options for implementing this and no final decisions on specific measures have yet been taken. At the same time, we are also investigating options for turning the Office of Rail Regulation into a powerful passenger champion.
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