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Nigel Griffiths: The enterprise grant scheme is being considered as part of the wider review of DTI business support. Any further changes to the geographical coverage of the scheme will not be decided until after the end of the wider review.
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will table a motion under Standing Order No. 117(6) to refer (a) the progress made by regional development agencies in fulfilling their
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objects, (b) the role of regional chambers in scrutinising RDAs, (c) the contribution made by RDAs in addressing strategic transport issues, (d) the progression made with economic regeneration of EU Objective 1 regions, (e) the issues and concerns raised about the forthcoming Regional White Paper and (f) other matters, to the Standing Committee on Regional Affairs. 
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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 21 November 2001, Official Report, column 276W, on Railtrack, if he will place in the Library advice he has received on contingency plans if the Company Limited by Guarantee fails to achieve a credit rating of A/A2. 
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the total length of track on the rail network which has been replaced was (a) in each month between January 2000 and November 2001 and (b) in each year between 1990 to 2001 (i) in total, (ii) subdivided by zonal area and (iii) subdivided by train operating company area. 
Mr. Jamieson: The following table from Railtrack shows for each calendar year between 1990 and 2000, the annual totals of rails replaced nationally and by Railtrack Zone. I understand that data are not available according to calendar month or train operating company area.
|London North Eastern||52.0||18.5||28.2||38.6||35.6||19.3||26.9||36.0||28.5||39.7||81.3|
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what discussions his Department has held with the Treasury on the treatment of Railtrack while in administration in the national accounts. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many speed restrictions on railways there were for each month between January 2000 and November 2001 (a) in total, (b) subdivided by zonal area and (c) subdivided by train operating company area. 
Prior to October 2000 national figures were not compiled
These national figures cannot meaningfully be broken down into the areas covered by each train operating company area because the services of many train operating companies overlap. Individual speed restrictions will often affect the trains of several operators all using that line.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much money has been spent on repairs and renewals on the District line in each of the past six years. 
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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what percentage real terms increase in each year he predicts for formula rents for (a) registered social landlords and (b) council tenants in Barnet until 2011. 
Ms Keeble: We estimate that council rents in Barnet would rise by an average of 1.6 per cent. in real terms in 200203 and 2.2 per cent. a year in real terms thereafter until 201112 if rents are adjusted in line with our proposals. Over the period 199192 to 200102, council rents in Barnet rose on average 2.5 per cent. a year in real terms. Estimates for future years are based on property valuations and other data provided by the London Borough of Barnet which may be subject to amendment. The figures for 200304 and later years may also be adjusted as a result of Spending Reviews.
We do not hold data on the registered social landlord rents at the individual authority level. Nationally, our rent restructuring proposals would result in RSL rents rising by RPI plus 0.5 per cent. a year until 201112. This figure is subject to periodic reviews by the Housing Corporation.
Caroline Flint: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what proportion of residents from each English region travelled from airports in the Manchester International Airport Group in the last year for which estimates are available; 
Mr. Jamieson: The figures are not available in the form requested. The information that is available about the use of UK airports relates to the number of passenger journeys made to and from each airport, and not to the number of individual passengers who use each airport. The number of passenger journeys is as follows.
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|Standard region||Passenger journeys|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||3,785|
(6) Manchester, Bournemouth, East Midlands and Humberside airports.
(7) Figures for Manchester and Bournemouth airports are for 2000, those for East Midlands and Humberside are for 1999.
(8) This relates to journeys where the relevant information was not collected from the passenger.
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