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Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

Lord Taylor of Holbeach asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Bassam of Brighton: In the Answer that was given on 24 June in the (Official Report, col. WA 243-44) the figures for the number of prohibitions for mechanical defects for 2007-08 for foreign heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and all HGVs were provisional. Following further analysis the numbers have been revised and are now:

2007-08Foreign HGVs ProhibitionsUK HGVs ProhibitionsAll HGVs ProhibitionsPercentage of foreign HGVs Prohibitions

Mechanical all

14,919

20,954

35,870

46%

The UK HGV prohibitions for mechanical defects for 2006-07 were 20,016, compared to 20,951. Therefore, the revised figures do not suggest any significant fall in the number of prohibitions. It is not possible to infer from these figures the reasons for any minor variations between years.

Uganda: International Aid

The Earl of Sandwich asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Tunnicliffe: The UK Government and their international partners recognise the need to focus greater attention and priority to the development of northern Uganda. They will do this through the United Nations Consolidated Appeal (UN CAP), which has an estimated requirement of $375 million for 2008, and the Government of Uganda's Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP), which estimates total costs of US $606 million over the next three years (includes Government of Uganda funds as well as international funding requirements). These remain the best estimates of the amounts required of international financial assistance.

The UK Government, along with colleagues from OECD countries represented in Uganda, are co-ordinating their response, in support of the Government of Uganda, with the key multilateral agencies such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and the UN.



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The Earl of Sandwich asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Tunnicliffe: The best estimates for the cost of providing humanitarian, recovery and development assistance to all the people of the north, including the regions of the Acholi people, are contained in the United Nations Consolidated Appeal (UN CAP), and the Government of Uganda's Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP).

The UN Consolidated Appeal is the main funding instrument for the humanitarian response for the north, and it estimates the cost of the humanitarian effort in 2008 at US $375 million.



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The Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) is the Government of Uganda's overarching framework for the post-conflict recovery for the north. The Government of Uganda's estimated costs associated with implementing this plan are US $606 million over the next three years.

Visas: Migrant Domestic Workers

Lord Hylton asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): I refer the noble Lord to my Answer of 3 July (WA 49).


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