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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what civil service restrictions will be removed should the Highways Agency be moved to a GoCO. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hayes and Harlington more like this
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John McDonnell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government intends to turn the Highways Agency (HA) into a government-owned Strategic Highways Company (SHC), as confirmed in the response to consultation published on 30th April. As announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in June 2013, the new company will operate with guaranteed multi-year funding settlements and have the flexibility to move funds between years.</p><p> </p><p>As a company, outside of the civil service but inside the public sector, the SHC will have more autonomy over its internal governance arrangements and delivery processes so that it can respond to business needs more effectively.</p><p>The Government is continuing to work through the details of its relationship with the SHC to provide the necessary commercial freedom to boost delivery and improve efficiency, whilst ensuring value for money for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>The rights of existing HA staff will be protected in accordance with TUPE principles.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McDonnell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has undertaken on the relationship between levels of street lighting and (a) road traffic accidents and (b) injuries to pedestrians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Highways Agency is responsible for lighting on the strategic road network and local authorities for street lighting in their areas. It is for the authorities themselves to decide the level of service they wish their street lighting network to deliver.</p><p> </p><p>No recent research has been undertaken by the Department for Transport on the relationship between levels of street lighting and (a) road traffic accidents and (b) injuries to pedestrians. The Department does, however, collect accident data and this will include factors including whether or not the area was in darkness or lit.</p><p> </p><p>In 2006 investigations were carried out by the Highways Agency which concluded road lighting reduced the number of night-time personal accident injuries on the strategic road network by 10% on motorways &amp; dual carriageways, and 12% on single carriageway roads. The Highways Agency has not conducted any specific research on the impact of road lighting on accidents involving pedestrians due to their low numbers on the strategic road network.</p><p> </p><p>Where the Highways Agency has undertaken the switching off of lights at midnight at certain site locations, these were subject to a detailed safety assessment. By selecting sites with a good safety record and where night-time traffic flows are low, the Highways Agency is confident there will be no adverse impact on road safety.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Government is providing over £4.5 billion from 2010 to 2015 to local highway authorities in England for highways maintenance, including street lighting. If a local highway authority is considering upgrading or improving their street lighting stock, the Department for Transport encourages them to consider the &quot;Invest to Save&quot; Guidance produced by the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) which is available from the Institution of Lighting Professionals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance on the procurement process is available to companies wishing to bid for work on the High Speed 2 project; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>HS2 Ltd is undertaking a national market engagement exercise to ensure that businesses can comment on the HS2 Outline Procurement Strategy.  Businesses are encouraged to share their views on HS2's approach to procurement via a HS2 Market Engagement Survey at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hs2.bravosolutions.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.hs2.bravosolutions.co.uk </a></p><p> </p><p>By registering, businesses will automatically receive relevant updates from HS2 Ltd as they engage with the market.  Already, over 700 businesses have registered of which approximately 50% are indirect (tier 2/tier 3) suppliers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The findings from the market engagement exercise will be shared with the market at the next Supply Chain Conference in the autumn.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, HS2 Ltd is developing the following mechanisms:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Website and Supplier Guide:</strong></p><p>HS2 Ltd encourages businesses to regularly visit its website at <a href="http://www.hs2.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.hs2.org.uk </a> to access further information on the programme and stay up to date on the latest news and events.  HS2 Ltd is developing the website to help businesses understand how HS2 will undertake its procurement.  The website will provide information on future contract opportunities, policies and a ‘Supplier Guide'.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Business Networking Portal:</strong></p><p>HS2 Ltd will promote the use of an online business networking portal which will signpost businesses to supply chain opportunities.  This will be launched at the next Supply Chain Conference in the autumn.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Meet the Contractor Events:</strong></p><p>HS2 Ltd's direct suppliers will be required to participate in annual events that promote future supply chain opportunities to a wide range of businesses including small and medium size enterprises.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Goods Vehicle Levy in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Down more like this
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Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
star this property uin 197878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The levy is supported by a majority of hauliers in Northern Ireland, all of whom pay it alongside their Vehicle Excise Duty. Hauliers from Ireland must also pay before they use roads in Northern Ireland. A typical large HGV from Ireland visiting Northern Ireland twice a day, as would be the case for a round trip, would effectively pay only £1.28 per visit if they had purchased an annual levy. Smaller vehicles pay less, and those under 12 tonnes pay nothing. These represent small amounts compared to the running cost of a UK HGV of £80,000 to £100,000 per year, and much less than the tolls a typical Northern Ireland HGV would face doing a round trip to Dublin at around £8. Parliament has already debated the exempting of some border roads in Northern Ireland, totalling around 7 miles. These exemptions are a practical measure meaning that vehicles entering Northern Ireland for a short distance do not have to pay the levy, and exempting them simplifies enforcement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average speed of travel of a Pendolino train was on the West Coast Mainline between (a) Euston and Birmingham, Curzon Street and (b) Euston and Handsacre in Staffordshire; and what the average speed of a train on the HS2 line is expected to be on each route. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The average journey time of a Pendolino between Euston and Birmingham city centre (New Street) is 1 hour 21 minutes. As set out in the Strategic Case for HS2 (October 2013), the average journey time of an HS2 train between Euston and Birmingham city centre (Curzon Street) will be 49 minutes – a saving of 32 minutes.</p><p> </p><p>The maximum line speed for a Pendolino travelling on the West Coast Main line is 125mph. HS2 is designed for a top speed of 250mph. Plans envisage services running at up to 225mph, which is becoming the standard capability for new high speed trains.</p><p> </p><p>There is no station for Handsacre on either the existing network or the HS2 network. The nearest relevant station is Crewe, for which comparative journey times are 1 hour 30 minutes for current services and 55 minutes by HS2 services – a saving of 35 minutes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with High Speed UK about alternatives to High Speed 2. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>We are not aware of any request from High Speed UK for a discussion with officials in the Department engaged on HS2, nor of any such discussions having taken place. We are, however, aware that High Speed UK have responded to consultations on issues related to HS2.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any increase in remuneration of senior managers in the Highways Agency will have to be agreed by him when the Agency is transformed into a government-owned company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government intends to transform the Highways Agency into a government-owned company, as confirmed in the response to consultation published on 30<sup>th</sup> April. In accordance with TUPE principles, we expect the pay and terms of employment of all staff to remain unchanged once transferred except for the necessary technical amendments to reflect the change to company status.</p><p> </p><p>Staff management arrangements for the company following transition, including pay and reward, are still being worked through within government. We aim to establish appropriate conditions to allow the company to fulfil its functions efficiently and effectively, whilst keeping costs down for the taxpayer. This will reflect the Government's pay policy, as well as support the delivery of a substantially increased investment programme.</p><p> </p><p>There is no intention to encourage or create opportunities for legal tax reduction schemes as part of Highways Agency transformation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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197664 more like this
197665 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether senior managers in the Highways Agency will be able to enter into legal tax reduction schemes when the Agency is transformed into a government-owned company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government intends to transform the Highways Agency into a government-owned company, as confirmed in the response to consultation published on 30<sup>th</sup> April. In accordance with TUPE principles, we expect the pay and terms of employment of all staff to remain unchanged once transferred except for the necessary technical amendments to reflect the change to company status.</p><p> </p><p>Staff management arrangements for the company following transition, including pay and reward, are still being worked through within government. We aim to establish appropriate conditions to allow the company to fulfil its functions efficiently and effectively, whilst keeping costs down for the taxpayer. This will reflect the Government's pay policy, as well as support the delivery of a substantially increased investment programme.</p><p> </p><p>There is no intention to encourage or create opportunities for legal tax reduction schemes as part of Highways Agency transformation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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197663 more like this
197665 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Highways Agency will be subject to the Government's public sector pay policy when it is transformed into a government-owned company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government intends to transform the Highways Agency into a government-owned company, as confirmed in the response to consultation published on 30<sup>th</sup> April. In accordance with TUPE principles, we expect the pay and terms of employment of all staff to remain unchanged once transferred except for the necessary technical amendments to reflect the change to company status.</p><p> </p><p>Staff management arrangements for the company following transition, including pay and reward, are still being worked through within government. We aim to establish appropriate conditions to allow the company to fulfil its functions efficiently and effectively, whilst keeping costs down for the taxpayer. This will reflect the Government's pay policy, as well as support the delivery of a substantially increased investment programme.</p><p> </p><p>There is no intention to encourage or create opportunities for legal tax reduction schemes as part of Highways Agency transformation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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197663 more like this
197664 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much VAT the Highways Agency recovered in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /><p>The amounts of Value Added Tax (VAT) recovered by the Highways Agency over three years to March 2014 is displayed in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td colspan="2"> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>Financial Year</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>Period</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>Amount of VAT recovered</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011-12</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 1</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£91,956,848</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011-12</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 2</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£81,319,124</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011-12</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 3</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£93,513,617</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011-12</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 4</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£85,893,977</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>FY 2011-12</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>Full year</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>£352,683,566</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2012-13</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 1</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£97,382,531</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2012-13</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 2</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£80,415,300</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2012-13</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 3</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£97,751,901</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2012-13</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 4</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£89,596,108</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>FY 2012-13</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>Full year</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>£365,145,840</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2013-14</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 1</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£102,281,450</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2013-14</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 2</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£90,696,365</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2013-14</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 3</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£115,337,948</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>2013-14</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Quarter 4</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>£104,792,378</p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>FY 2013-14</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>Full year</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p>£413,108,141</p><strong><strong><strong></strong></strong></strong><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td colspan="2"> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this