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Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff there will be in each coastal office of the Marine Management Organisation from 1 April 2010. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: The Marine Management Organisation is due to vest on 1 April 2010 and will manage coastal offices currently under the control of the Marine and Fisheries Agency. On 1 April 2010 there will be 102 staff employed in coastal offices. The following table details the number of staff in each of these coastal offices:
|Staff in post at location|
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what changes he plans to make to his Department's policy on nitrate vulnerable zones; and if he will make a statement. 
The Nitrates Directive requires each member state to review its nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ) designation and Nitrates Action programme every four years. Any changes as a result of the next review in England will be implemented from January 2013.
DEFRA will be working closely with the farming industry, other interested parties and the European Commission over the next two years to consider what changes might be necessary.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative Party and (b) Liberal Democrat Party at the request of Ministers or special advisers in the last 36 months. 
Dan Norris: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth, North (Sarah McCarthy-Fry) on 30 March 2010, Official Report, column 1044W.
Following the open letter from CHC the VMD has received 39 additional letters from concerned members of the public either directly or via their MPs referring to it. The VMD has placed the CHC's open letter and its response on the VMD website
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to page 47 of the Office for Government Commerce publication, The State of the Estate in 2009, if he will place in the Library a copy of the documentation produced for staff on his Department's bin the bin initiative. 
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the provisions of section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 on access to open countryside for equestrians and cyclists. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: There have been no instances where dedication of land under section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 has had an effect on access to open countryside for equestrians and cyclists.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1003W, on waste disposal: EU action, if he will place in the Library a copy of each document for the two workshops held on 2 April and 14 September 2009 on the establishment of a Waste Implementation Agency that are held by his Department. 
(a) The Study on the feasibility of the establishment of a Waste Implementation Agency-Overview;
(b) The Waste Agency study-April workshop-summary;
(c) The Summary of the study's interim report; and
(d) The Waste Agency study-September workshop-summary.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1003W, on waste disposal: EU action, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Government's response to the questionnaire on the feasibility of establishing a Waste Implementation Agency. 
Dan Norris: I have placed the UK's response of 8 April 2009 to the European Commission's informal "Questionnaire for Member State Officials" on the feasibility of establishing a Waste Implementation Agency in the Library.
Chris Mole: There are currently no plans to widen the A5 between Wolfshead and Queen's Head. The A5 Queen's Head to Wolfshead widening scheme was submitted in the Regional Funding Advice submission to the Government at the end of February 2009. The West Midlands Regional Assembly's decision was not to prioritise the scheme for funding in the period 2009-19.
The A5 between Wolfshead roundabout and Shotatton is currently in good condition. The section of carriageway from Shotatton to Queen's Head is due to be surface dressed between June and July 2010 to improve the condition of the surface. A survey is currently programmed to identify the causes of a surface water drainage issue approximately 400 metres south of the Queen's Head Junction.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many people have been injured on the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border in each of the last 12 years; 
Chris Mole: The following table shows the number of people killed or injured on the A5 between Telford and Shropshire/Wales border, in each of the last 12 years. These figures have been provided by the police and validated by the Department. It has not been possible to disaggregate the data to only report on Shrewsbury to Shropshire/Wales border casualties.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many times the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border has been closed for road works in each of the last five years; 
Chris Mole: The following table show the number of times the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border has been closed for roadworks and following a road traffic accident, for each of the last five years:
|Total number of closures in both directions due to roadworks||Total number of closures due to road traffic accident (figures include closures in one or both carriageways)|
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions Ministers of his Department and its predecessors have visited the London borough of Bexley on official business since 1997. 
Shropshire received £4,011,000 integrated transport funding for 2009-10. Funding for other years is available on the Department for Transport website under "Funding for local transport". Local authorities have discretion to spend their allocations in line with their priorities. The Department does not keep records of local funding decisions.
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