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Mr. Jamieson: The M10 motorway falls within the study area of the London to South Midlands Multi-Modal Study. This study is currently under way and is looking at long-term solutions to meet the passenger and freight transport needs within the area, including the existing difficulty of east-west travel. It is expected the study will report to regional planning bodies at the turn of this year. I would not want to prejudge the study recommendations at this stage.
Mr. Jamieson: A core aim of the Government's 10-year Plan for transport is to tackle the adverse effects of traffic, in particular congestion and pollution. There is no specific objective for reducing traffic, although we believe that, by 2010, the plan will have led to lower traffic growth than would otherwise have been the case.
Mr. Jamieson: Local authorities have the primary role in assessing whether bus service needs in their area are being met adequately by current provision. I understand there were some problems with Stagecoach services in the east Derbyshire area, but that these have now improved considerably.
Mr. Jamieson: We have received and continue to receive a huge number of responses and inquiries concerning the airports consultation. Ministers and officials have met a wide range of organisations including planning bodies, environmental groups and the aviation industry. A number of public exhibitions on the options have also been held.
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Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many accidents there have been at air shows in each of the last 10 years; and how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries resulted from these; 
Mr. Jamieson: The following table provides details of civilian air displays performed for the public since 1992. There were no injuries to members of th public over this period. All of the displays listed involved both vintage and ex-military aircraft.
|Year||Air displays||Accidents||Fatalities to crew||Serious injuries||Minor injuries|
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the review team of the DVLA will report on the outcome of its inquiry into the confusion caused by the wording of Question 2 on the H1 medical questionnaire about angina; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Jamieson: The agency has completed its review of the wording of the angina question. It has been decided to make a change to the wording of the question and this will be introduced as soon as possible. In the meantime, applicants who declare that they suffer from angina provoked by driving are being contacted to confirm that they have answered the question appropriately before any licensing decision is taken.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many car parking spaces are available to (a) employees of his Department and (b) visitors to his Department within the proposed Central London Road User Charging Zone. 
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Mr. Jamieson: It is general departmental travel planning policy that staff should not use cars to commute to and from work. However, staff on official business who are required to drive their own vehicles, or hire vehicles, within the charging zone will be reimbursed.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost is to his Department of the Central London Road User Charging Scheme for (a) 17 February 2003 to 31 March 2003, and (b) 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004. 
Mr. Jamieson: Any additional costs to my Department as a result of the congestion charging scheme will be just one element within wider costs which have to be met from budgets for official travelling and other costs.
Mr. Ivan Henderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the UK-based shipping companies which have increased the number of UK ratings in their employment since the introduction of the tonnage tax. 
Mr. Leslie: In 2000, the Fire Service in Buckinghamshire attended 1,263 fires where malicious or deliberate ignition was proved or suspected (these include fires which were recorded by the brigade as 'doubtful'. This compares to 1,138 such fires in 1999, 967 in 1998 and 926 in 1997. Incident data are not available below brigade area level. 2000 is the latest year for which data are available.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) central and (b) departmental administrative expenditure went on organising bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless households in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by local authority. 
Mrs. Roche: Comprehensive information on local authorities' expenditure in relation to expenditure on bed and breakfast accommodation, including central and departmental allocations of associated administrative and welfare costs, is published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in XHomelessness StatisticsActuals". Copies of the latest report, for 200001, and those for earlier years are available in the House Library.
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Mr. Chope: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many car parking spaces are available to (a) employees of his Department and (b) visitors to his Department within the proposed central London road user charging zone. 
Mr. Leslie: It is general departmental travel planning policy that staff should not use cars to commute to and from work. However, staff on official business who are required to drive their own vehicles, or hire vehicles, within the charging zone will be reimbursed.
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