asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what he estimates will be the cost of the East London assessment study which he has set up;(2) what will be the cost to the taxpayer of his employing
(a) Ove Arup and Partners, (b) Llewelyn Davies Planning and (c) Lovejoy and Partners as consultants for the East London assessment study.
This will depend upon how much work the successive stages of the studies require and the extent to which the GLC and the boroughs make available relevant data.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if the questionnaire issued by the consultants for the East London assessment study has been distributed on the basis of a random sample or as quota sample; and if anyone is responsible for checking the statistical validity of the sample.
I understand that the consultants have distributed leaflets inviting views on transport-related problems to as many as possible of the households within the study area and have also invited views in general advertisements.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will instruct the consultants carrying out the East London assessment study to seek advice from independent consultants versed in survey techniques.
I am satisfied they have access to all the relevant skills necessary.