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Recreation Spaces

Volume 505: debated on Tuesday 2 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the detailed assumptions and calculations are behind the total key monetised (a) costs and (b) benefits cited in his Department's impact assessment of the Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces (Amendment) Regulations 2010. (313637)

[holding answer 27 January 2010]: the information requested is as follows:

(a) The Royal Parks (TRP) intends to spend £2.7 million on essential repairs to the parking facilities and £200,000 on traffic calming measures. The costs of enforcement plus the installation of ticket machines and signs, falls to the contractor. As such, any calculations and assumptions will have been made by them.

(b) The estimated annual revenue of £430,000 was calculated by TRP's parking contractor based on the effects of the proposed rate over seven day periods. Income raised from parking charges will be reinvested in the parks.