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Baroness Hayman: We are currently carrying out a wide-ranging review of the railway industry and at this stage it is too early to rule out any options. However, as we have repeatedly made clear, renationlisation would be extremely costly and could not be a priority, given other pressures on public spending.
Baroness Hayman: It is too early to judge whether the planning applications in front of Huntingdonshire District Council raise any issues that would warrant the intervention of my right honourable friend the Secretary of State. My right honourable friend will consider the position when the council has had the opportunity to consider the results of the recent public consultation exercise.
Baroness Hayman: Under the UK Regulations which implement this directive (The Utilities Contracts Regulations 1996, SI 1996 No. 2911), it is for utility operators themselves to determine whether they must comply in respect of particular contracts. Having made enquiries of Railtrack, we are advised that the regulations are likely to apply when these contracts come up for renewal.
Baroness Hayman: The information requested is provided below. The total number of new dwellings built, by county, covers the period from July 1991 to June 1996, as household projections are estimated and projected at mid-year.
It is not appropriate to make a direct comparison between the number of dwellings built between 1991 and 1996 and the projected number of households forming over that period, for two reasons. Firstly, the household projections are not an estimate of the number
|Housebuilding 1991-96||Household projections, increase in households 1991-96 (1992-based)|
|Tyne and Wear||13.0||17|
|Isle of Wight||1.9||1|
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