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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 553: debated on Tuesday 20 November 2012

Ministerial Correction

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Transport

West Coast Railway Line: Franchises

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many hours work Eversheds LLP charged his Department in respect of work relating to the West Coast Mainline franchise; and at what hourly rate.

[Official Report, 17 October 2012, Vol. 551, c. 338W.]

Letter of correction from Simon Burns:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood (Maria Eagle) on 17 October 2012.

The full answer given was as follows: (122726)

In total, Eversheds LLP charged the Department for 420 hours work relating to the Intercity West Coast franchise competition. For reasons of commercial confidentiality, we are unable to disclose the hourly rates that were charged.

The correct answer should have been:

In total, Eversheds LLP charged the Department for 1,164 hours work relating to the Intercity West Coast franchise competition. For reasons of commercial confidentiality, we are unable to disclose the hourly rates that were charged.