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John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many vehicles in the UK are fitted with daytime running lights; and what percentage this represents of the total vehicle fleet. 
On the basis that only certain vehicle manufacturers have consistently fitted such lamps as a production feature, a motor industry estimate is that some 970,000 passenger cars fitted with daytime running lamps are currently registered in Great Britain. This represents approximately 3.5 per cent. of all passenger cars registered.
These figures do not include Northern Ireland where there are an estimated 10,500 such passenger cars currently registered. Northern Ireland statistics do not provide sufficient information to express this as a percentage of the total passenger cars registered.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he had made of the impact on fuel consumption of the introduction of mandatory daytime running lights on all vehicles. 
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John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many people have (a) died and (b) suffered injuries through accidents associated with vehicles fitted with bull bars in each year since 1995. 
Mr. Jamieson: Figures for accidents associated with vehicles fitted with bull bars are not recorded separately. The Transport Research Laboratory carried out a special study of a sample of police reports of accidents involving bull bars and estimated that in 1994 there were around two additional deaths in Great Britain due to bull bars. However, TRL did not find any single case in the sample where a bull bar had definitely caused a death.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many vehicles in the UK are fitted with bull bars; and what percentage this represents of the entire vehicle fleet. 
Mr. Jamieson: The number of vehicles fitted with bull bars is not officially recorded. In 1997 we estimated that there were around 620,000 vehicles fitted with bull bars in Great Britain. This would have equated to 2.3 per cent. of total licensed vehicles.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many representations the Government have received on its consultation document on pedestrian safety; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Jamieson: There were a total of 42 formal responses to our consultation exercise on pedestrian protection. A list of those who responded, together with a summary of the responses, has been placed in the Library. The full responses can be viewed, by prior appointment, at the DTLR Library, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE (telephone 020 7944 6107).
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much funding has been awarded to projects affecting the Buckingham constituency from the (a) Rural Transport Partnership, (b) Parish Transport Grant scheme, (c) Rural Bus Challenge Fund, (d) Rural Transport Development Fund, (e) Rural Bus Subsidy Grant and (f) Urban Bus Challenge fund in each year since their inception; and what the nature of the project and level of funding was in each case. 
Ms Keeble: Of the funds mentioned, (b) the Parish Transport Fund and (f) the Urban Bus Challenge were launched in 2001 by the Countryside Agency and DTLR respectively. No funds have been awarded in Buckinghamshire by the Parish Transport Fund, and Buckinghamshire county council did not submit a bid for Urban Bus Challenge.
|(a) Rural Transport Partnership(10)|
|200001||31,448||Establishment of the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Rural Transport Partnership|
|200102||27,562||Support for the RTP for 200102|
|12,034||Car sharing schemes|
|3,376||Internet based alternative transport guide for socially excluded groups|
|10,000||Delegated fund to support small-scale projects|
|(c) Rural Bus Challenge(11)|
|199899||985,000||County wide project to provide wheelchair accessible buses to operate new and enhanced services for the mobility impaired, school transport for children with disabilities and the general public, including dial-a-ride on Saturdays|
|19992000||100,500||Community minibus service for Winslow area|
|200001||0||No award to Buckinghamshire in 2000|
|(d) Rural Transport Development Fund|
|19992000||7,136||Support for a community transport officer in Buckinghamshire|
|200001||2,356||Support for dial-a-ride services|
(10) The Rural Transport Development Fund was merged with the Rural Transport Partnership fund in April 2001
(11) The results of the 200102 Rural Bus Challenge will be announced shortly.
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|(e) Rural Bus Subsidy Grant(12)|
(12) RBSG is primarily for the support of new or enhanced rural bus services. In 200001 Buckinghamshire provided 28 services with the aid of the grant.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many night shelter beds were available in (a) London and (b) cities outside London in each of the last 10 years. 
Ms Keeble: To date information on the number of hostel bedspaces in London and nationally has not been collated centrally. However, the DTLR has committed that the new Homelessness Directorate will collate information on hostel bedspaces.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what dates the Inter-Ministerial Group on Older People has discussed homelessness in the past 12 months. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report, "Winning the Generation Game", (a) what progress his Department has made and (b) what future plans his Department has for
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acting on them; and if he will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set. 
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many attacks there have been on firemen in the course of their duties in each year since 1997 in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) the North East and (c) South Tyneside; and what plans he has to address this issue. 
Dr. Whitehead: Statistics on attacks on firefighters in the course of their duties are not held centrally. The cost of obtaining them would be disproportionate. Attacks are rare and there are procedures in place to protect firefighters when they are carrying out their duties. We do not have any plans to change existing arrangements.
Martin Linton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many letters he has had from residents of the Battersea constituency about (a) Heathrow Terminal 5 and (b) nightflights. 
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