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Department for Transport: Departmental Responsibilities

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 5207, tabled on 1 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) subject and (b) date has been of all formal written directions sought by his Department's Permanent Secretary since 4 September 2012.

Answered on

6 July 2015

The precise reference to the two directions (Northern rail franchise; and Manston Airport) can be found in the Governance Statement (page 137 of the Annual Report and Accounts).

The Department’s Annual Report and Accounts 2014-15 are available at:

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