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Peter Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he received a recommendation for his Department's new head of media; and if he will make a statement on subsequent actions. 
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much money has been (a) provided in subsidies and (b) received in paybacks from each train operating company in each financial year since April 1995. 
Mr. Jamieson: The annual reports of the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) and, prior to 1999, the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising (OPRAF) provide detailed breakdowns of subsidy and performance regime payments by individual train operating companies.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how much money received in paybacks from train operating companies in each financial year since April 1995 has been spent on the railways as (a) public resource expenditure, (b) public investment and (c) public expenditure supporting private investment. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the targets set at the annual national rail summit in each year since 1998; and what progress has been made towards the targets. 
Mr. Jamieson: National Rail Summits were held in 1999 and 2000. No targets were set at either summit, although the rail industry offered a number of commitments in 1999. A summary of progress against the 1999 commitments was included in the press notices for the 2000 summit.
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A change in road classification can reduce motorway length.
Mr. Jamieson: I refer the hon. Member to tables 1.1 and 4.1 of the Strategic Rail Authority's quarterly National Rail Trends bulletin for the historic series on rail passenger kilometres and Government support to the rail industry.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he will provide written confirmation to the borough of Reigate and Banstead about the revision of its SSA allocation for 200203. 
Dr. Whitehead: The Government's final proposals for distributing formula grant to local authorities for 200203 was laid before the House on Monday 28 January and the information on allocations has been made available to local authorities. The House will have a chance to debate the Government's proposals on Wednesday 30 January.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his estimate is of the total cost of introducing automatic train protection systems on the rail network. 
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Mr. George Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment his Department makes of the impact on the local economy when considering proposals for the relocation of Government Department buildings and buildings used by Government-sponsored agencies. 
Dr. Whitehead: The Department is carrying out a programme of reviews of its future accommodation needs in each region for its own staff, its agencies and the Government offices for the regions. It is the Department's policy to provide any new accommodation by co-locating such bodies.
The objectives of a co-location project are to: reduce running costs; increase operational flexibility; increase disposability of accommodation; improve the working environment; promote sustainable development; deliver high quality design; and facilitate joined-up Government. A matrix of detailed criteria, used to evaluate options for co-location, includes the requirement for the new building to attain an "Excellent" BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating, to be located in the centre of a town or city with good links to an integrated public transport system and to involve the redevelopment of a brownfield site, if available.
Mr. Lazarowicz: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many (a) fatal, (b) severe non-fatal and (c) other non-fatal injuries have been sustained in road traffic accidents by (i) drivers, (ii) passengers, (iii) cyclists and (iv) pedestrians in each of the last 10 years. 
(9) Excludes pedal cycle riders. Includes drivers and riders of all other types of motor and non-motor vehicles.
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(10) Excludes passengers on pedal cycles.
Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many road traffic accidents there were last year involving children in (a) 30 mph zones and (b) 40 mph zones. 
Mr. Jamieson: In Great Britain in 2000 there were 27,731 injury road accidents on roads with a 30 mph speed limit which involved a child casualty. There were 2,151 such accidents on roads with a 40 mph speed limit. These figures include accidents involving children aged under 16 and travelling as any category of road user, including pedestrians, cyclists and passengers.
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