§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many(a) adult cattle, (b) calves, (c) sheep/lambs, (d) pigs and (e) other livestock were imported into Northern Ireland in each year since 1985.
§ Mr. Ancram
The information requested is given in the table.
Woolsington bypass scheme; and what sum of compensation has been paid in total to all other property owners in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne affected by the scheme;
(3) how many properties have been granted noise insulation protection in respect of (a) the Al western bypass in the city of Newcastle and (b) the Woolsington bypass; how many such properties in each case were in the ownership of Newcastle city council; and what was the cost of such noise insulation protection on each scheme.
(4) what amount of compensation has been paid to Newcastle city council for its properties affected by the Newcastle western bypass scheme; and what amount of compensation has been paid in total to all other property owners in the city of Newcastle affected by the scheme.
§ Mr. Watts
As these are operational matters for the Highways Agency, I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. Jim Cousins, dated 17 October 1994:You tabled a number of questions about noise insulation protection and compensation for properties affected by the Newcastle Western Bypass and Woolsington Bypass schemes.As this is an operational matter relating to the Highways Agency I have been asked to reply.I will answer your questions in the order raised:—On the Newcastle Western Bypass 1,105 properties were granted noise insulation protection, 525 of which were local authority owned 93W at a total cost of £547,000. No properties were granted noise insulation costs on the Woolsington Bypass.No compensation was paid to Newcastle Council for properties affected by Woolsington bypass scheme. The total sum paid to other property owners is £370,000.On the Newcastle Western Bypass scheme 80 appeals were received from owner/occupiers of which 20 were successful. No appeals were received for the Woolsington Bypass scheme.Newcastle City Council were paid £520,000 in compensation for its properties affected by the Newcastle Western Bypass. Payments to other property owners amounts to £4.93 million.