§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what assessment was made of the suitability of the U14 Ultra790W Sonic line inspection equipment used to inspect railway lines for gauge and corner cracking; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) on what basis the assessment by Railtrack representatives was made regarding Lizard rail inspection technology in a meeting with the Office of the Rail Regulator on 4 January; and if he will make a statement 
(3) what tests were conducted on the U14 Ultra Sonic line to ensure that it could detect flaws and cracks in rails; and if he will make a statement; 
(4) how much of the rail network has been checked using the U14 Ultra Sonic line inspection equipment; when he expects the task to be completed; and if he will make a statement; 
(5) who manufactures the U14 Ultra Sonic rail track inspection equipment; how many units are involved in inspecting the track within the equipment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
These are operational matters for Railtrack plc in railway administration, which remains subject to regulation by the rail regulator in respect of its network stewardship and maintenance and renewal practices; and by the Health and Safety Executive in respect of health and safety.