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Traffic Area Offices

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons are for the delay in centralising licensing work to the Leeds Traffic Area Office; and if he will make a statement. (112422)

There has been no delay in the project to centralise the administration of operator licensing at Leeds Traffic Area Office (TAO). The intended completion date remains 31 March 2007.

Within the project, timeframes for different areas of work have been continually adjusted to meet the needs of the individual traffic areas.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on the work of the Leeds Traffic Area Office of the delay in centralising licensing work; and if he will make a statement. (112423)

There has been no delay in the project to centralise the administration of operator licensing at Leeds Traffic Area Office (TAO). The intended completion date remains 31 March 2007.

Leeds TAO has consistently met its published standards of service throughout the licensing centralisation project. The work carried by Leeds TAO continues to be of a high standard.