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Mr. Leech: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether staff in the central units of his Department will be able to book season ticket loans via the shared service portal once the proposed flexible benefits website is operational. 
Sir Alan Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from motoring organisations on procedures for informing motorists of the requirement to renew photo-card driving licences every 10 years. 
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's latest estimate is of the number of cars not properly registered on their databases. 
The main issue the DVLA has with vehicles being incorrectly registered on its database is that the keeper's name and address may be out of date. There are 34 million licensed vehicles on the DVLA database and the latest survey, which tests whether they are all traceable back to their current keeper, showed that 95.7 per cent. of vehicle keepers could be traced starting with the DVLAs main record. These figures cover all types of vehicles, not just cars.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost of widening the M1 between junctions 6a and 10 is; and how much of that sum will be paid from public funds. 
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the roadworks in Nottinghamshire on the M1 motorway north of junction 25 to be completed; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: As work is still ongoing with aftercare and landscape planting taking place the final outturn cost is not yet determined. The scheme outturn cost is presently forecast at approximately £150 million. This also includes capital works to upgrade the Mossband Viaduct and access provision for the Carlisle Northern Development Route.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department for Transport published national statistics in December 2008 that estimated that the overall rate of unlicensed vehicles was 1 per cent. in 2008, equivalent to approximately 330,000 vehicles.
On insurance, a roadside survey (Operation V79) was carried out by the Department in March 2008. 6,689 vehicles were stopped at random by police and checked for compliance with driver and vehicle licensing regulations. The recorded level of uninsured drivers from this survey was 1.2 per cent. However, comparison of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agencys vehicle register and motor insurance database suggests the total figure of uninsured driving is likely to be higher. In 2005, a comparison of the two databases estimated that about 2.1 million licensed vehicles were being driven by uninsured drivers. The comparison looks at all vehicle keepers and motor insurance policies and does not rely on vehicles being spotted in use on the road. Further work continues on a more recent comparison of the two databases and is undergoing validity checks by departmental statisticians.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles have been seized from (a) disqualified and (b) uninsured drivers in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last two years. 
The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) receives information from all police forces on the number of vehicles seized. MIB figures for Cleveland police show that in 2008 196 vehicles were seized as a result of the driver not having a licence and 2,049 vehicles were seized for being uninsured. In 2007 a total of 1,829 vehicles were seized: however there is no breakdown available on the split between unlicensed and uninsured driving.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1271W on the M1: Bedfordshire, what other hard shoulder running schemes on the (a) M1, (b) M25, (c) M6, (d) M62, (e) M3, (f) M4 approaching London, (g) motorways around Manchester, (h)
motorways around Birmingham and (i) motorways around Bristol are planned for 2009-10. 
Paul Clark: Details of the hard shoulder running schemes on England's motorways are set out in Britain's Transport Infrastructure Motorways and Major Trunk Roads published on 15 January 2009. Copies of this document are available in the House Library or on the Department for Transport's website at:
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what expenditure has been incurred by his Department and its agencies on (a) opinion polling, (b) focus groups and (c) other forms of market research in each year since its inception; what such surveys were commissioned; and what the purpose was of each. 
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department plans to spend on the maintenance and development of railway stations in (a) West Lancashire constituency and (b) England in the next three years. 
Paul Clark: The information is not available in the format requested. But Network Rail is funded, as set out in the Office of Rail Regulation's Final Determinations for Control Period 4, to ensure that there is no worsening in the average condition of each category of station on the network during Control Period 4 (2009-10 to 2013-14).
At the same time, the Government are investing in improvements to stations through the national stations improvement programme, a programme of platform lengthening and the rebuilding of Birmingham New Street and Reading stations.
Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of staffing at railway station ticket offices on levels of (a) graffiti and vandalism, (b) anti-social behaviour and (c) crime at rail stations; and if he will make a statement. 
The Government, the transport industry, local authorities and others are investing in and undertaking wide-ranging initiatives to tackle graffiti, vandalism, antisocial behaviour and crime at rail stations. These include staffing initiatives, staff training, CCTV surveillance, help points, good lighting and clear sight lines. There is also a range of legal measures available to transport operators to deal with antisocial behaviour.
Mr. MacShane: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) meetings, (b) correspondence and (c) telephone contacts officials in his Department have had with Iplas plc of Halifax on the procurement of rail sleepers, in the last 12 months. 
The procurement of sleepers is an operational matter for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail network. My right hon. Friend should contact Network Rail's chief executive at the following address for a response to his questions:
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of train services have been (a) delayed and (b) cancelled in (i) England, (ii) the North East, (iii) Tees Valley district and (iv) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last 10 years. 
Paul Clark: The latest 10-year period for which cancellation figures are available for England and Wales is February 1999 to February 2009. The proportion of planned passenger train services cancelled for their whole journey is given by year in the following table:
The Department for Transport does not hold information about delays and cancellations specific to the north-east, Tees Valley district and Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. Neither does the Department hold information about proportions of trains delayed on their journey; therefore, data specific to delays are unavailable.
The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is responsible for publishing and monitoring data on rail performance, and for a breakdown by individual train operator, my hon. Friend may wish to consult ORR's publication National Rail Trends on their website at:
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what monitoring or reviewing his Department undertakes of the decisions of regional transport boards; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: Regional transport boards or equivalent bodies have been established in most regions by regional bodies, local authorities and other partners to consider and advise on strategic transport issues in the region. Particular arrangements, roles and responsibilities vary between regions. The bodies have been established voluntarily by regions and the Department for Transport has no role in overseeing them.
Regional transport boards often play a part in preparing advice from the region to Government, for example on regional strategies and funding. Decisions on such matters are however for Government rather than the boards.
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