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Mr. Jamieson [holding answer 19 July 2002]: The table below provides figures for the number of people (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in road accidents in Great Britain in each of the last three years.
(5) Figures for 2001 are provisional.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 15 July 2002, Official Report, column 7W, on road and bridge maintenance, if he will make a statement on the methodology used when calculating the authorities' funding requirements for road and bridge maintenance from 2001 to 2006. 
Mr. Jamieson [holding answer 19 July 2002]: The Local Transport Plan indicative allocations for highway maintenance announced in November 2000 for 200102 and 200203 were mainly based on the size and condition of the individual authorities' road networks and the number of their bridges requiring strengthening and structural maintenance. Some large maintenance schemes above £5 million in value were approved individually. Authorities were also told that their maintenance allocations for each of the three years 200304, 200405, and 200506 would be at least 75 per cent. of their allocation in 200203.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the major local road improvements, as given in para 6.61, page 65, of the 10-year plan (a) started and (b) completed since July 2000. 
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A143 Broome/Ellingham Bypass (Norfolk)
A511 Ashby Bypass Stage 2 (Leicestershire).
Avon Ring Road II: B4465 ShortwoodA420 Warmley (South Gloucestershire)
South Thames-side Development Route 4 (Kent)
Dearne Towns Link Road (Barnsley)
A22 Dualling Nightingale Farm (East Sussex)
West Central Route (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Dawdon to Seaham Town Centre Link Road (Durham)
A131 Great Leighs Bypass (Essex)
A689 Sedgefield to Wynyard Improvement (Durham)
A617 Mansfield Ashfield Regeneration Route (Nottinghamshire)
Wyre Piddle Bypass (Worcestershire)
A53 Hodnet Bypass (Shropshire)
A6002/A6007 Coventry Lane Improvement (Nottinghamshire)
A6042 Manchester/ Salford Inner Relief Road (Manchester/ Salford)
South Stockton Link (Stockton-on-Tees)
Coalfields Link Road Phases 2 and 3 (Barnsley)
A6023 Denaby Main Diversion (Doncaster).
Mr. Jamieson [holding answer 19 July 2002]: Eligible community transport services will receive fuel duty rebate at the same level as applies to other eligible bus services. The current rates are as follows:
|Fuel||Rate of rebate|
|Ultra low sulphur diesel||36.68|
|Lead replacement petrol||34.30|
|Ultra low sulphur petrol||34.30|
(6) pence per kilo
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Tim Matthews has been asked by the Transport Minister for the Department for Transport to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the proportion and the length of the strategic road network currently requiring maintenance. I am replying since Tim is currently away on Highways Agency business.
The Highways Agency aims to ensure that the network is retained in an optimum, safe condition on a basis that minimises costs over time. To achieve this requires that the proportion of the network requiring maintenance is held between 7% and 8% which equates to between 2,400 and 2,700 lane km.
An assessment of the network was made at the end of March 2002 and this indicated that 7.5% of the network required maintenance.
I hope this is helpful.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the slight casualty rate was on the strategic road network in each year from 1994 to 2002; and what the annual average was for 1994 to 1998. 
|Per 100 million vehicle kilometres|
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Figures for 2001 are not yet available.
Richard Ottaway: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a direction under section 30(7) Greater London Authority Act 1999 in relation to the phasing of traffic lights in Greater London. 
Mr. Jamieson: The power in section 30(7) is a power to issue guidance as to the exercise of the general power of the Greater London Authority. It is not a power to direct Transport for London to alter traffic signal phasings.
Mrs. Mahon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many serious injuries have resulted from crashes caused by drivers with (a) more than 80 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, (b) between 50 and 80 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, (c) between 20 and 50 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream and (d) a trace of alcohol, but less than 20 milligrammes alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in their bloodstream, in each of the last 10 years; 
(3) how many people were (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) slightly injured on roads in England and Wales by a driver who was over the drink-drive limit in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Jamieson: Estimates of the number of casualties resulting from road accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver (or rider of a two-wheeled motor vehicle) was over the drink-drive limit are given in the table.
(7) Provisional data
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Mrs. Mahon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many crashes on roads in England and Wales involving multiple fatalities were caused by a driver who was over the drink-drive limit in each of the last 10 years. 
(8) Driver tested positive or refused to provide a test.
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