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How many designated car parking spaces there are at the following airports: (a) Heathrow; (b) Gatwick; (c) Stansted; (d) Luton; (e) Birmingham; (f) Liverpool; (g) Manchester; (h) Bristol; (i) Glasgow; (j) Edinburgh; (k) Newcastle; (l) East Midlands; (m) Aberdeen; (n) Cardiff; and (o) Belfast. [HL3074]
|Designated Parking Spaces |
|BAA Heathrow||42k cap||19,564 public 15,343 staff|
|BAA Gatwick||49,000 total|
|BAA Stansted||26,750 public|
|Birmingham||13,555 - Including 1,700 for staff||345 for car hire companies.|
|Manchester||21,200 total, of which 5,700 staff|
|BAR Glasgow||5,531 public 1,382 staff||1,640 additional spaces recently approved by local planning authority, but not implemented as yet.|
|Newcastle||Planning permission exists for a multi-storey which will add approx. a further 550 spaces||6,680 spaces|
|East Midlands||7,573 spaces||Soon to increase for final figure see master plan, expected to be published in January.|
|Cardiff||3,896 spaces||730 to be added next year.|
|Belfast International||Approx. 9,000|
|Belfast City||2,575 spaces||Not incl. 300 for car hire companies.|
What steps are taken during the recruitment of under 18 year-olds into the Armed Forces to ensure that all potential recruits and their parents fully understand the terms of enlistment and procedures for discharge. [HL3103]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Drayson): During the recruit selection process the staffs at the Armed Forces Careers Offices (AFCO) provide comprehensive written and verbal guidance to all potential recruits, in particular those under 18 years of age and their parents, regarding their terms of service and rights to discharge. Parents/guardians of applicants aged under 18 are required to complete a formal written consent form which has to be witnessed by someone of standing in the community, before the applicant can enter service. In addition:
After arrival at HMS "Raleigh" each naval recruit is again briefed on the terms of the engagement and conditions of service. They are also required to make a declaration that they understand that they have the right to claim discharge, giving 14 days' notice, during the first six months of service, before being asked to enlist by signing the engagement form.
The Army is currently in the process of producing a publication aimed at parents/guardians which aims to answer concerns in relation to their child joining the Army. The publication is due to be available by the end of March 2006. Also, job profiles given to new recruits explain the nature of their employment group in operations.
Twice during the enquiry/application process, RAF applicants receive an RAF form which sets out the terms and conditions of enlistment, their right to terminate their service and a statement that they may be required to serve worldwide.
The Tri-Service AFCO Form 5, Application Form Information and Guidance Booklet, outlines the Armed Forces attitude towards bullying and harassment and the areas in which the service way of life differs from that of civilian society. These messages are reinforced during Armed Forces recruiting presentations which are open to applicants and their parents/guardians.
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Lord Davies of Oldham: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) received a report regarding an incident involving a Boeing 757 aircraft registered G-BPED on 23 June 2003. The CAA's Mandatory Occurrence Report database states:
"During approach, a chemical/metallic smell was noted by 3 crew members in the rear galley area. This caused one of the crew to suffer a headache, although following a rest after landing, she was able to continue her duties. Subsequent inspection revealed oil dripping from the left hand pack bay area, with oil leaking from the air cycle machine into the pack bay".
Lord Davies of Oldham: In December 2002 the Department for Transport published Delivering Better Transport: Progress report which outlined progress on Transport 2010: The Ten Year Plan. The department's strategy has subsequently been revised and The Future of Transport: a network for 2030 was published in July 2004.
The department's key activities and achievements over the past 12 months, taking forward the policy commitments and targets contained in the Future of Transport White Paper, are set out in the department's annual report 2005 and autumn performance report 2005. These reports are available on the DfT website.
Lord McKenzie of Luton: The figure of £3.9 billion for the United Kingdom's net contribution to the EC Budget in 200405 which was published in the Pre-Budget Report (Cm 6701) consisted of a gross contribution of £12.2 billion less abatement of £3.7 billion less public sector receipts of £4.6 billion.
Whether, and if so where, they have published their estimates of the gross amounts of United Kingdom public and private sector payments to, and receipts from, European Union institutions in respect of the common agricultural policy; and, if these figures were added to the Pre-Budget Report's estimates of the United Kingdom net contribution to the European Union Budget, how and by how much the Pre-Budget Report's estimates would change. [HL3149]
Lord McKenzie of Luton: The United Kingdom makes its contributions to the EC Budget as a whole and not to individual programmes within it. There is, therefore, no specific UK contribution to the common agricultural policy. This contribution, together with the UK abatement and receipts from the EC Budget which are channelled through the public sector, make up the net contribution estimates which were published in the Pre-Budget Report (Cm 6701). Her Majesty's Government do not have a detailed breakdown of those receipts which are paid direct to the private sector but an estimate of their total current value can be found in paragraph 3.8 (page 13) of the European Community Finances White Paper (Cm 6580).
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