HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c840W
John McDonnell

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the(a) financial arrangements and (b) resources provided for the merger between the Vehicle Inspectorate and the Traffic Area Network in 2003. [173887]

Mr. Jamieson

As part of a merger between the Vehicle Inspectorate and Traffic Area Network a new Trading Fund named Vehicle and Operator Services Agency was established. All income and expenditure of the merged organisation is accounted for within the new Trading Fund.

Resources for supporting and delivering the merger are funded from within the Trading Fund. This includes project management support, ICT and process integration, Agency name and branding changes and harmonisation of pay.

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