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London Underground: Timetable for Transfer of Ownership

Baroness Hamwee asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: The Government's intention is to transfer London Underground Limited to Transport for London after the long-term plans for the modernisation of London Underground's infrastructure have been put in place.

Railtrack: Thameslink 2000 Costs

Lord Berkeley asked Her Majesty's Government:

29 Oct 2001 : Column WA148

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: I refer the noble Lord to my Answer of 24 October, [Official Report, WA 130-31].

BSE Inquiry: Government Response

Lord Campbell of Croy asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What action they are taking following the recommendation in the report of the inquiry into BSE that there should be more openness in government. [HL746]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty): The Government's substantive response to the report of the BSE inquiry was published on 28 September. A copy was deposited in the Library of the House. We refer the noble Lord to chapter 5 of the response which deals with openness, together with the issues of risk and uncertainty. The chapter sets out what the Government have done so far on openness, risk and uncertainty and includes a number of concrete examples. The chapter also outlines the Government's plans for future action.

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