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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1393W, on transport: policy, what research documents and consultation on the effects of her Department's policies on different groups in society her Department has sponsored; which of these were conducted by (a) her Department and (b) external organisations; and what fees her Department paid in respect of each such project in each year since 1998. (209255)

The information requested, which is readily available from 2007, is listed in the following table. Further information dating back to 1998 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Year

Projects

Firm

Cost (£)

2007-08

Developing guidance and advice to address the social and distributional impacts of road pricing

Centre for Transport Studies, University of the West of England

25,000

2007-08

Evidence base review on mobility: choices and barriers for different social groups

Centre for Research in Social Policy

119,430

2007-08

Understanding travel needs, behaviour and aspirations of people in later life

NatCen

100,819

2007-08

Understanding travel aspirations, needs and behaviour of young adults

NatCen

109,831

2007-08

Accessibility planning -evaluation scoping study

Atkins and CRSP

88,057

2007-08

Assessment of accessibility standards for disabled people in land based transport vehicles

Human Engineering, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

164,998

2008-09

Travel needs behaviours and aspirations of disabled people

NatCen

97,599

2008-09

The role of the car

Nat Cen

98,834

2008-09

Assessing social and distributional impacts in transport scheme appraisal and evaluation

Atkins, BMRB, Centre for Transport Studies, University of the West of England

201,333