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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss the likely impact of Heathrow expansion on greenhouse gas emissions. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: My right hon. Friend has regular meetings and correspondence with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs across a range of matters and these have in the past included issues relating to Heathrow development, including climate change impacts.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) assumptions, (b) methodology and (c) evidential basis was of the information given in the consultation document Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport relating to the projected reduction in average road vehicle emissions by 2030. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The methodology and assumptions underpinning the road traffic modelling are set out in the supporting technical report on surface access, which explains the basis of the travel and traffic forecasts. This can be found on the Department's website (www.dft.gov.uk). For future reductions in road vehicle emissions, we have used the lower end of DEFRA's forecasts, representing a conservative estimate of the expected emissions improvement in the vehicle fleet, with no allowance for incentives to accelerate the take-up of new standards.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the effect on house prices in south west London resulting from (a) building a third runway and (b) the end of runway alternation at Heathrow. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: No assessment of the impact of additional capacity at Heathrow on house prices has been made. The Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation document sets out an Impact Assessment (Annex B), of the options considered in the consultation.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the evidential basis of her projection in Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport of a significant reduction in noise levels per plane was; 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Projections of future reductions in aircraft noise are informed by a number of factors including trends in fleet replacement, the certificated noise performance of aircraft coming into service, aviation industry goals for future noise reductions and assumptions about future generations of aircraft. The Heathrow work has been informed in this area by expert advice from the Civil Aviation Authority and QinetiQ and the approach is described in the CAA Report 0705 Revised Future Aircraft Noise Exposure Estimates for Heathrow Airport published alongside the recent Heathrow consultation document. This also sets out the aircraft types expected to be operating at Heathrow in future years including, for example, replacements for the Boeing 767 and Airbus A300/310 andA340.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Air Transport White Paper stated the Government's support for the further development of Heathrow, including a third runway and additional terminal capacity, subject to stringent local environmental limits being met. It also said that scope for making greater use of the two existing runways should be explored, subject to the same environmental limits. The recent consultation presented the outcome of our assessment of these options and invited views. We are now reviewing all the consultation responses and will make our final policy decisions later this year based on the full range of evidence including from those most directly affected.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the potential impact of each option for the expansion of
Heathrow set out in Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport on London's weather. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The effects of further development of Heathrow airport are assessed across a range of impacts including climate change, expressed in terms of additional CO2 emissions at the global level.
DVO Operator Survey 2005
VOSA Customer Satisfaction Survey
DVO Operator Survey 2006
Customer Service Review
Unlicensed Driving Survey
Transport Office OCRS
Premium Delivery Service OmnibusConcept Testing
Driving Tests Candidates Survey 2006
Operators Survey 2006
Online Test Booking Qual and Quant February 2007
Operators Self Service Usability Testing
Final Report On Unlicensed Driving
Presentation At VOSA Workshop
Follow Up From 2005 Survey, DVLA Local Offices Service Standards
DVLA Local Offices Service StandardsRespondent Travel Expenses.
DVLA Local Office Survey 2006
Stakeholder Perceptions Study and Transport Journalist Survey 2006
Stakeholder Perceptions Study and Transport Journalist Survey 2007
Drivers Fitters And Presenters Survey
Survey For Side Swipe Project
SurveyAdd CostsSafety Equipment
Mori SurveyUnderstanding Operators Research
Left Hand Drive Survey Final Part Invoice
MOT Garage Survey
Roadside Check Survey 2007
VOSA Test Station Survey 2007
Key Drivers Analysis
Roadside Check Survey
Test Station Users Survey 2007
Questionnaire Development And Fieldwork Setup
Data And Reporting
Are You Ready? Discussion Groups
Potential Driving Instructors (PDI) Survey 2007
Advanced Driving Instructors (ADI) and Trainer Survey
Candidates Survey 2007
Market Research CPC Postal
Mrs. Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the value of the Code of Practice on the safety of loads on vehicles as a source of advice for employers; and what plans she has to update the guidance. 
However, we are aware of work by the Transport Research Laboratory and the Freight Transport Association to develop industry guidance on the crash safety of loads in vans, which we will be considering, as findings become available.
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2008, Official Report, columns 41-2, on aviation: radioactive materials, to which country or countries the three consignments of radioactive waste which will not require repatriation of radioactive waste to the UK were shipped for treatment; how much radioactive waste was contained in each of these three shipments; what information was provided in each case to the government of the receiving country in respect of the long-term management of the unrepatriated radioactive waste arising; what the countries of origin were of each of the consignments imported into the UK in 2007; and what the countries of destination were of each of the consignments exported from the UK in 2007. 
In each case details of the quantities of radioactive waste were provided to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Formal approval to the first shipment in (b) was granted by the State of Tennessee and the NRC granted its formal approval to the second two shipments.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reports she has received on whether the corner locks were engaged on the containers blown off the trains at Milton Keynes and Tebay on 8 March; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The five empty containers which were blown off a freight train near Tebay and the two empty containers blown off another freight train near Milton Keynes on 1 March 2008 were located on UIC 517 type spigots fitted to the freight wagons. Evidence indicates that each container was correctly located on four spigots. The spigots do not have any form of manually operated twist lock as fitted to some other types of rail wagons and road container carriers; instead they have a mushroom shaped head designed to provide vertical retention. However, in both incidents, preliminary findings indicate the spigots did not function as intended. The reasons for this and other factors which may have contributed to the incidents are currently under investigation by the RAIB.
Regarding the history of similar incidents, it has been reported to the RAIB that there have not been any previous incidents in the UK since the introduction of the spigots to the UK in the early 1990s. Reports of similar incidents involving containers blowing off trains in continental Europe are emerging but the circumstances of these incidents are not yet clear.
On completion of its investigation, the RAIB's report will be published on its website. During its investigation, urgent safety advice can be issued by the RAIB to the industry in the UK and other member states to bring any safety matter to their attention.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Department has taken to reduce the number of fatal road traffic accidents caused by unqualified and unaccompanied drivers. 
A critical step has been the provision to the police of 24 hour access to accurate and up to date driver licensing information (including a photograph where appropriate) at the roadside to assist detection and enforcement. There are also good IT links between the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and the courts to assist in effective prosecution of offenders.
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many ships bringing goods into the UK have been impounded because of safety concerns arising from the ships condition in the last 12 months. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Maritime and Coastguard Agency detained 86 foreign flagged ships for deficiencies related to safety, pollution prevention or crew living conditions, in the period between March 2007 and February 2008.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 554W, on Shropshire, if she will provide the equivalent figures for each local council in England. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Much of this information has already been published on the Department for Transports website. Tables providing the information requested have been placed in the Libraries of the House.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect of the decision by Southern Railway to introduce 44 new dual-voltage carriages to the Thameslink service on the future of the Watford to Brighton service. 
From December 2008, journeys between Brighton and Watford, avoiding the London Underground, will still be possible, albeit with a change of trains at Clapham Junction, as happens in the morning peak today.
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