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Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the incidences of (a) marine, (b) oil and (c) other pollution incidences recorded in United Kingdom waters in each year since 1990 from shipping registered in (i) the UK, (ii) the EU and (iii) other countries; what actions were taken to clean up in each case; what the cost was and by whom this was paid, including details of fines levied; and if he will make a statement. 
The Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS) produced a report entitled long-term analysis of oil spill statistics for the waters around the British Isles 1964 to 1995. For this period there was a consistent and continuing decline in the numbers of beach pollution incidents accompanied by a significant reduction in reports of crude oil and tar in the marine environment, reductions in the annual totals of tanker-source pollution and reductions in the annual total number of incidents attributed to the handling and transportation of oil around the UK coastline.
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The recently published ACOPS annual survey report 2001 identified 678 accidental or deliberate polluting discharges from vessels and offshore installations operating in the UK pollution control zone. There was a downward trend identified in the annual number of oil discharges in the open sea (excluding discharges from offshore installations).
Principal pollution incidents during the period 1990 to 2002 requiring a concentrated cleanup included the Braer in 1994 spilling 85,000 tonnes of crude oil, clean-up cost #52 million and the Sea Empress in 1996 losing 72,000 tonnes of crude oil, clean-up cost #39 million.
Mr. Jamieson: The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) undertakes regular aerial surveillance of the UK Counter Pollution Control Zone through a contract it has with Air Atlantique. In August 2000, the contract was revised and awarded as a MCA/Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) joint contract, to provide 600 hours of programmed flying per year for the MCA to monitor pollution from shipping, and 300 hours for the DTI to monitor pollution from offshore installations. In addition to these programmed hours, the MCA has the capability to mobilise these aircraft at short notice to reports of pollution at sea.
Although the allocated hours in the new contract did not change, it provides faster aircraft and has enhanced Side Looking Airborne Radar, which allows the aircraft to scan 20 miles either side of the aircraft, compared with 10 previously. The aircraft can typically survey 32,000 square miles in a five hour period of surveillance, compared with 14,000 square miles in the past.
The MCA also commissioned a satellite oil spill sensing trial to assess whether satellites could be used to improve the detection and identification of polluters. Information from this survey was used to target surveillance aircraft to potential incidents in the survey area and surveillance flights were timed to coincide with reports from satellite imaging. The MCA are presently evaluating how this trial can be developed further to enhance their monitoring capability.
Richard Ottaway: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 2 December 2002, Official Report, column 498W, if he will place in the Library the calculations upon which his long-term grant offer is made. 
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Mr. Jamieson [pursuant to his answer, 10 December 2002, Official Report, c. 210W]: A statement of how the Government intends to fund the London Underground in the long-term was annexed to the draft letters of comfort reported to Parliament by my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State's Minute of 20 March 2002.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the (a) collisions, (b) derailments and (c) SPADs involving Mark 1 passenger carriages in each of the last four years, broken down by (i) vehicle stock and (ii) train operating company. 
Mr. Jamieson: New vehicles to replace Mark 1 rolling stock have been ordered and are being manufactured to allow the withdrawal of all Mark 1 vehicles by the statutory deadline of 31 December 2004. However, it may not be possible to introduce all the new vehicles by this date because of scale of the power supply upgrade that is required. The industry is exploring various optionsone of which includes the accelerated installation of TPWS by 31 March 2003.
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John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the final cost was of the implementation of the Stingray mobile camera system, broken down by (a) purchase of equipment, (b) staffing and (c) other costs. 
Mr. Jamieson: The cost of developing and implementing the Stingray mobile camera system was some #2.2 million. This is made up of #1.4 million for purchase of equipment and IT system developments; #0.3 million staffing; and #0.5 million for other costs, including publicity.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for which transport projects awards for funding under the European Communities Objective 1 programme have been made for the period 2000 to 2006; and how much was allocated from the (a) Government and (b) the European Community in each case. 
|Region||Name of transport scheme||Approved for Objective 1 funding (Yes/No)||Total amount of funding from Objective 1 (# million)||Total amount of funding from government (# million)|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||Connecting Cornwall: project to help develop and implement transport strategy in the County||Yes||0.17||0|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||Newquay Cornwall Airport Business Development: to develop opportunities to invest in and improve airport facilities||Yes||0.22||0|
|Merseyside||Port of LiverpoolStrategic Transport Access Study (ApplicantSefton MBC)||Yes||0.18||0.02|
|Merseyside||St. Helens Eastern Approach Phase 1: Corporation Street Bridge (Applicant St. Helens MBC)||Yes||0.34||0|
|Merseyside||Axis/River Alt. Footpath (ApplicantLiverpool City Council)||Yes||0.07||0.009|
|Merseyside||New Pathways Bus Links to Atlantic Gateway SIA (ApplicantMerseyside Passenger Transport Authority)||Yes||0.25||0.62|
|Merseyside||Pathways Bus Links (Huyton/Prescot) (ApplicantMerseyside Passenger Transport Authority)||Yes||0.94||0.48|
|Merseyside||Pathways Bus Links (Kirkby/Gillmoss) (ApplicantMerseyside Passenger Transport Authority)||Yes||0.41||0.62|
|Merseyside||LTP Smart Scheme AStage One (ApplicantMerseyside Passenger Transport Authority)||Yes||1.55||0|
|Merseyside||Bus Priority Measures OneChalon Way Bus Gate (ApplicantSt. Helens MBC)||Yes||0.12||0|
|Merseyside||LTP Smart Scheme Qincorporating St. Helens Centre (ApplicantMerseyside Passenger Transport Authority)||Yes||1.10||0.3|
|Merseyside||LTP Smart Scheme E (ApplicantMerseyside Passenger Transport Authority)||Yes||1.23||0|
|Merseyside||Local Initiative For Transport (LIFT) (ApplicantLiverpool City Council)||Yes||0.08||0.14|
|Merseyside||Northwood Star Community Transport) (ApplicantMerseyside Community Transport)||Yes||0.05||0.049|
|South Yorkshire||M1 Junction 3132 Widening||Yes (Design Phase)||0.39||0.72|
|South Yorkshire||M1 Junction 3233 Widening||Yes (Design Phase)||0.42||0.78|
|South Yorkshire||M1 Junction 33 Improvements||Yes (Design Phase)||0.39||0.72|
|South Yorkshire||M1 Junction 3334 Widening||Yes (Design Phase)||0.42||0.78|
|South Yorkshire||M1 Junction 3637 Widening||Yes (Design Phase)||0.70||1.30|
|South Yorkshire||M18 Junction 23 Widening||Yes (Design Phase)||0.28||0.52|
|South Yorkshire||Halfpenny Bridge Transportation Initiative||Yes (Design Phase)||0.34||0.64|
|South Yorkshire||Supertram Extension||Yes (Feasibility stage)||0.09||0.16|
|South Yorkshire||Sheffield-Barnsley-Leeds Rail serviceinfrastructure and rolling stock imps.||Yes (Feasibility stage)||0.04||0.08|
|South Yorkshire||PICASSO (two fully accessible minibuses)||Yes||0.21||0.75|
|South Yorkshire||Star Line (one stop shop for access to training and employment)||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.16||0.32|
|South Yorkshire||Dunscroft Community Bus||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.23||0.23|
|South Yorkshire||Heeley Community Transport||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.06||0.06|
|South Yorkshire||North Sheffield Link Service||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.40||0.30|
|South Yorkshire||Transport for all project||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.01||0.01|
|South Yorkshire||Dearne Valley Playbus||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.16||0.16|
|South Yorkshire||Coalfields Community Transport||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.30||0.30|
|South Yorkshire||Community Transport Skillbuild||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.22||0.21|
|South Yorkshire||Sheffield East End Transport Solutions||No (approved in principle, working up application)||0.18||0.18|
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