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Railways: Franchises

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 212594, tabled on 30 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the costs of administering each franchise of the Direct Awards programme are.

Answered on

4 November 2014

The costs of the 4 most recently-completed Direct Award projects have been as follows:

Northern £1.536million

Greater Anglia £1.088million

West Coast £ 0.842million

Southeastern £ 0.918million

In Total: £ 4.384million

These figures include staff costs, advisers, “non-pay” administrative costs (for example, IT facilities, training and travel expenses) and VAT.

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