§ Sir Neil Macfarlane
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department was consulted about the traffic arrangements in the city of Westminster on 3 April prior to the arrival of the State President of India; whether the procedures adopted were assessed by his officials; what prior warning was given to the road user in London on traffic effects within his Department's responsibilities; and if he will make a statement about the effect upon traffic in London when Victoria station is used as the arrival point for a state visit.
Title Contractor 1. FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES Cellulolysis in landfill AFRC Institute of Food Research, Norwich Methanogenesis in landfill Queen Mary College, London University Interactions between species in landfill Strathclyde University Assessment of Fungi in landfill Institute for Grassland and Animal Protection (Hurley). [Recently completed] Protozoa in landfill NERC Institute of Freshwater Ecology Anaerobic methane oxidation Warwick University General consulting D. Archer, IFRN Microbiology of landfill gas enhancement test cells Biotechnology Group, Harwell Review of microbiological techniques for assaying landfill Biostrategy Associates [Proposed—due to start shortly] 2. LANDFILL GAS FIELD STUDIES Research and development on landfill gas abstraction and utilisation Shanks and McEwan Ltd. and Yorkshire Brick Company Monitoring and technical assessment of above project Environmental Safety Centre, Harwell National assessment of landfill gas resource Environmental Resources Ltd. [Complete, but 2nd phase proposed] Landfill gas enhancement techniques Environmental Safety Centre, Harwell Assessment of leachate recirculation to enhance landfill gas production1 Water Research Centre Monitoring of trace components in condensate from landfill gas Environmental Safety Centre, Harwell Landfill gas Guidelines2 Environmental Resources Ltd. 3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEMONSTRATION SCHEMES3 Landfill Gas from shallow landfill site Cory Waste Management Ltd., Stanford-Le-Hope Monitoring of Bilham Grange Farm landfill gas Lemace Ltd., Doncaster [Completed November 1989] Spark ignition engines fuelled by landfill gas Shanks and McEwan Ltd. Bedford Gas turbine to convert landfill gas to electricity Packington Estates Enterprises Ltd., Meriden Landfill gas to electricity using dual fuel engine Summerleaze Gravel Co. Ltd., Maidenhead 1Part funded by Landfill Gas Ltd. 2 Funded by D. Energy, DoE and Ofgas. 3 Schemes also supported by the Department of Energy using landfill gas.