Transport

  • Public Finance
    13 Apr 00
    The Office of the Rail Regulator has been criticised for weak regulation.
  • Public Finance
    16 Mar 00
    The government defiantly signalled its increasing commitment to public-private partnerships this week with the announcement that the total value of such projects will almost double to £20bn over the...
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    John Prescott's plan to privatise the national air traffic control system is 'the worst of all possible options', according to an all-party committee of MPs. The Commons transport committee said...
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    Relatives of those who died in the Paddington train crash have criticised the 'U-turn' by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in allowing the rail operating company Railtrack to retain much of its...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn has sought to draw a line under the prime minister's ill-judged comments on health spending last month with a conciliatory message that big money will be pumped into the...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Conservatives in local government this week defended the sacking of John Redwood, one of the few high-profile members of William Hague's shadow cabinet, claiming he was part of the 'party's past'.
  • Public Finance
    18 Nov 99
    The government will put local government political reorganisation on the fast track next week when it publishes the bill that will pave the way for directly elected mayors.
  • Public Finance
    11 Nov 99
    The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions comes under fire this week from an influential committee of MPs for failing to make the most of the sale of Railfreight.
  • Public Finance
    16 Sep 99
    Housing could lose out to other local authority services once all council capital allocations are thrown into a single pot, according to an expert on housing finance.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jul 99
    New government measures to improve public health and save 300,000 lives in the next ten years will fail unless there is a 'massive shift' of funds to poor areas, the NHS Confederation said this week.
  • Public Finance
    10 Jun 99
    The first takeover of one council-owned airport by another was confirmed this week when Manchester Airport successfully completed its purchase of Humberside International Airport.
  • Public Finance
    29 Apr 99
    The Local Government Association's demands for comprehensive transport legislation in the next Queen's Speech has won backing from a House of Commons select committee.
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    Two-thirds of a sample of government construction projects worth £500m in total were completed over budget and three-quarters went beyond deadline, according to an analysis carried out for the...
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    Councils face a multi-million pound bill after the second serious floods this year highlighted insurance inadequacies.

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