HC Deb 03 July 2001 vol 371 cc114-6W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will give details of contracts undertaken by his Department with private firms for transport projects which do not contain a clause to recompense public funds in the event of a re-financing deal entered into by the private partner. [1024]

Mr. Spellar

The table sets out the information requested.

Mr. Spellar

Since its inception on 1 February 2001 the Strategic Rail Authority have used the following technical consultants with an awarded contract value. It should be noted that contract values do not necessarily equate to expenditure in this financial year.

Consultant Project Contract value (£)
Babtie Group Ltd. DDA funding at stations 39,975
Booz Allen and Hamilton Ltd. West Coast Mainline enhancement and Renewal 10,000
BAFO evaluation 36,850
WCML U monitoring 47,250
General Economic and technical advice 50,000
CJ Associates Six tracking at Paddington study 59,840
Entec UK Ltd. High Speed Line study 29,780
GIBB Ltd. Island Line replacement 38,000
Buxton-Matlock reopening 22,816
East Anglia mapping 15,000
Planet model extension 99,933
Old Oak Common study 2,750
Maunsell Ltd. London East West study 123,935
North London Line engineering 46,611
MDS Transmodal Neutral Grant scheme 78,190
CTRL 28,770
Transpennine Market Research 33,170
Freight Strategies study 6,000
Mott McDonald Orbirail study 164,000
East West study 48,950
Mouchel Consulting Ltd. Central Railway 32,541
MVA Ltd. Northern Rail 26,420
High Speed Line (infrastructure) 91,900
East West study 36,910
Oscar Faber Greater Manchester Strategic Rail study 99,250
Ove Arup and Partners Appraisal methodology for Rail Freight 86,000
Impact of planned and proposed infrastructure work 70,000
Review of sensitive lorry miles 60,000
Heathrow new train services 33,000
High Speed Line (infrastructure) 30,000
Radical Ltd. Freight Strategy study 105,350
Sinclair Knight Merz Freight Strategy study 118,500
Total 1,952,341.00

The SRA have also used the following technical consultants on a call-off basis.

Consultant Project
AEAT General technical advice
Babtie Group Ltd. CTRL technical advisers
Thameslink 2000 advisers
General technical advice
Booz Allen and Hamilton Ltd. CSC franchise replacement
SWT franchise replacement
Performance renegotiation
Transpennine Franchise study
First Class Partnership General technical advice
GIBB Ltd. Rail Passenger Partnership
Strategic Scenario testing
Thameslink replacement
General technical advice
Halliburton Brown and Root Ltd. Transpennine Express Project
Interfleet Technology Mark One rolling stock replacement study
MDS Transmodal General technical advice
Mott McDonald Economic advice
General technical advice
MVA Thameslink replacement
ECML infrastructure
General technical advice
Oscar Faber General technical advice
Ove Arup and Partners Wales and Borders replacement
General technical advice
Symonds Group Freight grant adviser
WS Atkins General technical advice

The SRA are currently using the following financial advisers on a call-off basis.

Consultant Project
KPMG Financial adviser
Lazard brothers and Co. Ltd. Financial adviser

Consultant Project
Marsh UK Ltd. Financial adviser(insurance issues)
Price WaterhouseCoopers Financial adviser(external auditors)