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President Of India (State Visit)

Volume 170: debated on Thursday 19 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department was consulted about the traffic arrangements in the city of Westminster on 3 April prior to the arrival of the State President of India; whether the procedures adopted were assessed by his officials; what prior warning was given to the road user in London on traffic effects within his Department's responsibilities; and if he will make a statement about the effect upon traffic in London when Victoria station is used as the arrival point for a state visit.

TitleContractor
1. FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES
Cellulolysis in landfillAFRC Institute of Food Research, Norwich
Methanogenesis in landfillQueen Mary College, London University
Interactions between species in landfillStrathclyde University
Assessment of Fungi in landfillInstitute for Grassland and Animal Protection (Hurley). [Recently completed]
Protozoa in landfillNERC Institute of Freshwater Ecology
Anaerobic methane oxidationWarwick University
General consultingD. Archer, IFRN
Microbiology of landfill gas enhancement test cellsBiotechnology Group, Harwell
Review of microbiological techniques for assaying landfillBiostrategy Associates [Proposed—due to start shortly]
2. LANDFILL GAS FIELD STUDIES
Research and development on landfill gas abstraction and utilisationShanks and McEwan Ltd. and Yorkshire Brick Company
Monitoring and technical assessment of above projectEnvironmental Safety Centre, Harwell
National assessment of landfill gas resourceEnvironmental Resources Ltd. [Complete, but 2nd phase proposed]
Landfill gas enhancement techniquesEnvironmental Safety Centre, Harwell
Assessment of leachate recirculation to enhance landfill gas production1Water Research Centre
Monitoring of trace components in condensate from landfill gasEnvironmental Safety Centre, Harwell
Landfill gas Guidelines2Environmental Resources Ltd.
3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEMONSTRATION SCHEMES3
Landfill Gas from shallow landfill siteCory Waste Management Ltd., Stanford-Le-Hope
Monitoring of Bilham Grange Farm landfill gasLemace Ltd., Doncaster [Completed November 1989]
Spark ignition engines fuelled by landfill gasShanks and McEwan Ltd. Bedford
Gas turbine to convert landfill gas to electricityPackington Estates Enterprises Ltd., Meriden
Landfill gas to electricity using dual fuel engineSummerleaze Gravel Co. Ltd., Maidenhead
1Part funded by Landfill Gas Ltd.
2 Funded by D. Energy, DoE and Ofgas.
3 Schemes also supported by the Department of Energy using landfill gas.