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Infrastructure

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when Basingstoke and Deane will be allocated the £380 million set out in the Hampshire county council transport and infrastructure requirement plan to improve local services to meet the demands of the South East England regional assembly's house building targets. [64163]

Dr. Ladyman: I understand that a transport strategy for North Hampshire is under development in the context of a strategy for the Western Corridor and Blackwater Valley. This is a matter for the councils concerned, who need to have regard to regional strategies and the likely availability of resources.

London Airports (Security)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on security at each London airport in each of the last 10 years. [62999]

Derek Twigg: The Department does not hold this information. It is for the industry to decide how to deliver the Government's aviation security requirements.
 
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M3

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the peak flow of traffic at the southern roundabout of junction 6 of theM3 during the morning and evening rush hour periods. [64161]

Dr. Ladyman: I have nothing further to add to the answer I gave the hon. Member on 20 January 2006, Official Report, column 1619W.

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the traffic flow is on the southern roundabout of junction 6 of the M3, broken down by (a) hour and (b) day of the week. [64162]

Dr. Ladyman: There is little that can be added to the previous answer on 20 January 2006, Official Report, column 1619W.

Detailed turning traffic flows are not surveyed on a regular basis. The most recent traffic survey at M3 Junction 6 was undertaken on 27 September 2005 and covered the am and pm peak periods. The following table sets out all the traffic flows surveyed on that date.
Traffic flows—27 September 2005

Vehicles
Morning
Evening
Direction7 to 8 amPeak 8 to 9 amPeak 5 to 6 pm6 to 7 pm
M3 southbound
Off slip1,3101,6001,4401,200
On slip6105301,210870
M3 northbound
Off slip1,3001,680550470
On slip1,3501,4001,4201,200

Myasthenia Gravis

Mr. Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on Blue Badge entitlement for those diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. [62194]

Derek Twigg: The Blue Badge scheme is designed primarily to assist people with severe difficulty in walking, whatever the cause of their disability. People who are registered blind also qualify under the scheme. Drivers with a severe disability affecting both arms may also be eligible. Local authorities, which are responsible for administering the scheme, will decide on an individual's eligibility on the basis of these criteria. People with myasthenia gravis will be eligible for a badge if they meet the criteria.

Pensioners (Free Travel)

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will extend the free bus travel scheme announced in the Budget to ferry passengers. [61551]

Dr. Ladyman: There are no current plans to extend the older and disabled people's entitlement to free off-peak bus travel to ferries. Local authorities will remain able to offer concessions on other modes at their own discretion.
 
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Railways

John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of all railway passenger franchise agreements. [62747]

Derek Twigg: Franchise agreements and associated documents are publicly available through the Department of Transport's Public Register. Requests should be made to the Public Register Manager, Department for Transport, 3–28 Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR. Telephone: 0207 944 2571 or email: [email protected]

Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what statistics on overcrowding of trains are collected for services outside London; and in what ways this information is published. [62750]

Derek Twigg: Train operating companies operating outside London, under the new Template Franchise Agreement (currently Northern Rail, and GNER) are required to provide passenger loading data to the Department for Transport as and when the Department requests such information. There is no contractual requirement to provide this data other than when the Department makes a request. This information is not routinely published.

Passenger transport executives operate their own monitoring of service loading data and this information is not routinely shared with the Department.

Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the level of demand for train services in the West Country. [62374]

Derek Twigg: The demand for rail travel in the West Country has been assessed in setting specifications for the Greater Western and South Western franchises. Furthermore, the Regional Planning Assessment (RPA) for the south west which will begin in the summer, will include carrying out forecasts of passenger demand for the next 20 years.

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake) on 14 March 2006, Official Report, column 2061W, on railways, how many staff in his Department have worked on rail timetables in each year since 1997. [62632]

Derek Twigg: The Department currently has 14 staff who work on railway timetables. The Department acquired responsibility for specification of railway timetables associated with the letting of new franchises as a result of the Railways Act 2005, in mid-2005. Prior to this date, the Strategic Rail Authority had responsibility for the specification of new timetables for new railway franchises.

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many railway stations in the county of Greater Manchester do not have disabled access; and if he will make a statement. [62204]

Derek Twigg: The Department does not hold information on the level of accessibility at all stations across Greater Manchester.
 
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The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) run, on behalf of the rail industry, the National Rail website (www.nationalrail.co.uk) where information on the accessibility of each station can be found. This information can also be provided by telephone through the National Reservations Service.

Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been allocated to providing enhanced CCTV to railway stations across the country; and when these funds are likely to become available. [62857]

Derek Twigg: Each new franchise let has obligations for station improvement, and this will include CCTV and other security measures. Exact CCTV investment figures are a matter for each individual franchise and are not held by the Department for Transport. These initiatives will normally come into effect in the early years of each new franchise.

Road Accidents

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children were involved in vehicle accidents in (a) England, (b) Hampshire and (c) the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane in each year since 1990; and how many child (i) fatalities and (ii) serious injuries there were as a result in each year. [63285]

Dr. Ladyman: The number of children injured in personal injury road accidents in England, the county of Hampshire and Basingstoke and Deane local authority for the years 1990–2004 (the last year for which data are available) is given in tables 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Information on the number of children involved in road accidents but who were not injured is not available.
Table 1: Child (aged 0–15 years) casualties by severity: England:1990–2004

All severitiesFatalitiesSerious injuries
19904,15713507,374
19913,79113156,378
19923,78132506,243
19933,65742515,633
19943,86272425,918
19953,75982275,778
19963,87162305,633
19973,85482175,241
19983,77291634,997
19993,67371794,650
20003,47091624,255
20013,34481864,056
20023,01011563,728
20032,77891413,336
20042,70701453,208

Table 2: Child (aged 0–15 years) casualties by severity: Hampshire: 1990–2004

All severitiesFatalitiesSerious injuries
19901,23914207
19911,0598186
19921,0326163
19931,0665166
19941,1584183
19951,1782162
19961,2003155
19971,1515137
19981,1634129
19991,1499122
20001,0614114
20011,0143106
20028667127
2003839588
2004847397

 
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Table 3: Child (aged 0–15 years) casualties by severity: Basingstoke and Deane: 1990–2004

All severitiesFatalitiesSerious injuries
199092116
199182124
19929725
19938717
1994127115
19959724
19969916
19979814
19987413
19998514
20008910
20019518
20026913
20036019
2004614

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle accidents occurred on A roads in the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane in each year since 1990; and how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries there were as a result in each year. [63287]

Dr. Ladyman: The number of personal road injury accidents on A roads in Basingstoke and Deane local authority and the number of people killed and seriously injured in those accidents are given the following table.
Accidents and casualties on A roads: Basingstoke and Deane: 1990–2004

All accidentsFatalitiesSerious injuries
199024912101
1991222495
1992226683
19932401192
1994249672
1995266575
1996257688
1997278493
1998220263
1999244477
2000236370
2001211341
2002232355
2003223950
2004187247

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle accidents have occurred on the M3 between exit 5 and 8 in each year since 1990; and how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries occurred as a result in each year. [63289]

Dr. Ladyman: The number of personal road injury accidents which occurred between 1990 and 2004 (the latest year for which figures are available) on the M3
 
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between junctions 5 and 8 and the number of people killed and seriously injured in those accidents are given in the following table.
Number of personal injury road accidents and the resulting killed and serious casualties on M3 between the junctions of 5 and 8: 1990–2004

Number of:
AccidentsFatal casualtiesSerious casualties
199041017
199133011
199237012
199352019
19943616
199538114
19963318
199744313
199849012
199950322
200052118
200147021
200242115
200339117
200451017

Willie Rennie: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in road accidents in Fife in each year from 1976 to 2005 for which figures are available. [64421]

Dr. Ladyman: The number of people killed or injured in personal injury road accidents in Fife in each year from 1979 to 2004 (the earliest and latest years for which figures are available) are given in the table.
The number of people killed or injured in Fife: 1979 to 2004

KilledSeriously and slightly injured
1979451,962
1980491,679
1981501,781
1982411,659
1983301,538
1984371,516
1985321,566
1986291,373
1987331,281
1988351,303
1989221,397
1990261,225
1991201,108
1992231,003
1993261,068
1994151,043
1995171,067
1996231,019
1997241,100
199824989
199915996
2000121,064
200121991
2002291,051
200318982
200430982

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in road accidents in Cumbria in each year from 1976 to 2005. [64425]


 
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Dr. Ladyman: The number of people killed or injured in personal injury road accidents in Cumbria in each year from 1979 to 2004 (the earliest and latest years for which figures are available) are given in the table.
Number of people killed or injured in Cumbria, 1979–2004

KilledSeriously or slightly injured
1979663,082
1980952,995
1981622,900
1982652,814
1983642,618
1984622,705
1985532,687
1986522,742
1987722,708
1988672,754
1989602,796
1990882,932
1991752,532
1992642,469
1993612,557
1994462,545
1995542,634
1996482,628
1997522,977
1998482,798
1999622,928
2000552,725
2001472,621
2002492,868
2003542,641
2004572,685

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in road accidents in each year from 1975 to 2005 in which the negligent driver was aged (i) 17 to 21, (ii) 22 to 25, (iii) 26 to 29 and (iv) 30 or over. [64426]

Dr. Ladyman: The information requested is not available.


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