§ Dr. Cable
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many delays to London Underground services have been caused by(a) broken rails, (b) signal failures, (c) obstructions on the track and (d) all causes in total, for each of the last five years. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
[pursuant to her reply, 6 April 1998, c. 6]: I understand from London Underground that the information requested is as shown in the table.
Report, column 384, (1) if he will publish for the survey of PEP/TESSA holders (a) the name of the company chosen to conduct the survey, (b) the cost of the contract and (c) the brief given to the opinion research company in respect of the people to be interviewed; and if he will place the results of the survey in the Library; 
(2) if he will publish for each of the omnibus surveys measuring characteristics of PEP/TESSA holders, amounts saved and savers' attitudes to tax-free savings accounts (a) the names of the companies involved, (b) the cost of each survey and (c) the brief given to each company in respect of the people to be interviewed; and if he will place the results of the surveys in the Library; 
(3) if he will publish the questions asked in each of the omnibus surveys into the characteristics of PEP/TESSA holders, amounts saved and savers' attitudes to tax-free savings accounts; 
(4) if he will publish the questions asked in the survey of PEP/TESSA holders. 
§ Mr. Geoffrey Robinson
[holding answer 20 April 1998]: The Inland Revenue added questions to two Omnibus surveys, conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and MORI Financial Services (MFS); 305W arranged for a follow-up survey by MFS; and purchased existing analyses from NOP's Financial Research Survey. The cost of the information was as follows:
- NOP: £1,350
- ONS: £24,400
- MFS: £14,500.
Details on the specifications of all the surveys and a summary of the main findings have been placed in the House of Commons Library.