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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to permit camera systems to be used to aid enforcement against illegal turning movements by vehicles; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Jamieson: If approved by Parliament, the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill will allow London authorities and Transport for London to enforce compliance with signs indicating banned turning movements using camera systems. Owners of vehicles not complying with signs would receive a penalty charge. The Government have no objection to such enforcement in principle and will follow its piloting in London with interest.
Mr. Jamieson: Section 1 of the CTRL (channel tunnel to Fawkham Junction, north Kent) is now over 90 per cent. complete and on target for completion by the end of 2003. Section 2 of the CTRL (Kent to St. Pancras in London) is over 30 per cent. complete on target for opening in early 2007.
Mr. Jamieson: Information is not available about how many people in the United Kingdom own pedal cycles. However, from the National Travel Survey, the percentage of households in Great Britain owning bicycles in 19992001 was as follows:
|Bicycles||Percentage of households|
|5 or more||2|
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since 1998. The percentage of people who have said that they cycle at least once a week is as follows:
1,713 Metres using full service brake application; and
1,283 Metres using with an emergency brake application.
Mr. Jamieson: DVLA carried out a postal survey in January 2001 to establish the overall accuracy of its records. The survey indicated that 92 per cent. of mail issued by the Agency was delivered to the correct vehicle keeper. Work is underway to improve further on these accuracy levels.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what emissions of (a) carbon monoxide, (b) hydrocarbons, (c) oxides of nitrogen and (d) particulates are generated by (i) a four car new DMU train on a normal commuter service, (ii) a new bus on an urban test cycle, and (iii) an average new car on an urban test cycle. 
Mr. Spellar: The emissions are shown in the following table. The data for road vehicles are from the 2001 National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory. The data for rail are from a recent study carried out by NETCEN.
|4 car DMU train||26.75||0.85||8.16||2.51|
The train emissions are for a Virgin Voyager Class 221 with one power car and three trailer cars. It should, however, be noted that the majority of commuting by train is in London and the south east, where the majority of trains are electric and so have zero local emissions. The car and bus data refer to Euro III standards (ie current standards for new vehicles) at an urban speed. The car emissions are averages, weighted by the proportion of petrol and diesel cars in the fleet. A full environmental comparison would need to incorporate occupancy figures but comparative data per passenger km are not available.
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Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made by his Department or is planned of the potential value of land at Heathrow for uses other than aviation; what other (a) social, (b) economic and (c) environmental assessment has taken place. 
Mr. Jamieson [holding answer 20 November 2002]: As part of the South East and East of England Regional Air Services (SERAS) analysis a wide ranging social, economic and environmental assessment of airport development options at Heathrow was undertaken. These are summarised in XThe Future Development of Air Transport in the United KingdomSouth East" consultation document. The analysis takes account of the costs of acquiring, at market value, the additional land which would be required. No assessment has been made, or is planned, of the potential value of the existing airport land at Heathrow for uses other than aviation.
Brian White: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to review the security of the Department's IT system; and how many digital attacks there were on the Department's system in (a) October and (b) 2002. 
Mr. Jamieson: The security of the Department's IT system is kept under constant review. Separate figures are not available for the number of digital attacks on the Department's IT system, as the Department shares with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister the IT network of their predecessor (the Department for Transport, Local Government, and the Regions). For that IT network, the number of digital attacks detected was (a) 18 in October and (b) 266 in 2002 up to the end of October.
Mr. Spellar: The average number of vehicles entering London by the Ml between 8 am and 9 am on a week day morning is 4,240. The Highways Agency does not have details of the number of occupants in these vehicles.
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The Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) brings into London Kings Cross on average 2,800 people in the hour 8 am. to 9 am. on a normal working weekday. This figure may fluctuate a little as commuters do not always travel on the same train.
Mr. Spellar: There are between 11,000 and 12,000 people entering London between 8 am and 9 am using trains which operate into London Paddington. The exact figure will vary a little from day to day as not all commuters use the same trains every day.
Mr. Collins: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his restructuring of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; and what further plans he has to restructure it. 
Mr. Jamieson: The structure and management of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are matters for its chief executive, Maurice Storey. Mr. Storey is responsible for ensuring that the agency meets its targets effectively and efficiently. All chief executives must keep organisational structures under review to ensure that they remain fit for purpose.
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