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Energy Saving Trust

Mr. Randall: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding is allocated to the Cleanup project operated by the Energy Saving Trust in the current financial year; and how much has been spent in this financial year. [141790]

Mr. Jamieson: In the current financial year, take-up of CleanUp grants has been strong, and the year's resources have been fully allocated. However, if existing offers are not fully taken up, the resources will be allocated to organisations or individuals whose grant applications have been placed on the CleanUp waiting list

The CleanUp budget for the financial year 2003–04 is £12.562 million and as of the end of October the Department for Transport had paid the Energy Savings Trust £7.835m for the CleanUp programme.


Brian Cotter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many claims for statutory interest payments have been submitted to private companies under the terms of the Late Payment of Debt Act 1998; how many claims were met; and what the total value was of such payments in each year since the Act has been in operation. [141597]

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Mr. McNulty: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the Minister for Small Business and Enterprise (Nigel Griffiths) on 3 December 2003, Official Report, column 102W.


Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pages of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation his Department put through Parliament in 2002–03. [141173]

Dr. Howells: My Department sponsored one Bill in the 2002–03 session which comprised 92 pages once enacted.

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In the case of secondary legislation my Department was responsible for the making of 127 General Statutory Instruments which would have subject to consideration by either the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments or the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments. These instruments made a total of 1,264 pages.

Light Dues

John Thurso: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue from light dues has been collected from ships calling at ports in (a) Scotland, (b) the Isle of Man, (c) England and Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the Republic of Ireland in each of the last five financial years. [141747]

Mr. Jamieson: The information requested is given in the following table.


Isle of Man44,424.3820,635.9319,012.1319,400.5726,074.60
England and Wales54,942,311.2055,756,005.5057,923,611.2862,489,782.7960,343,913.47
Northern Ireland617,011.16662,503.18599,414.51662,195.49637,721.11
R.O.I (Customs and Excise)3,131,480.853,464,779.823,416,674.553,077,673.303,363,729.90

The figures above are for General Light dues and does not include income from UK fishing vessels and tugs.

The figures do not include any light dues refunds that were made.

The figures for ROI are shown in sterling converted at an exchange rate based on the Bank of England average for each month. Pre-conversion figures shown as follows.

R.O.I (Customs and Excise)


John Thurso: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial contribution in (a) sterling, (b) euros and (c) punts has been made by the Irish Government under the terms of the 1985 agreement for the sharing of certain costs incurred by the Commissioners of Lights in the Republic of Ireland in each of the last five years. [141748]

Mr. Jamieson: The information requested is set out in the following table.

Irish Government contributions for years 1997–98 to 2001–02

Financial yearsSterlingEurosPunts

(1) Conversion rate of euro to sterling used was the Bank of Ireland mid December 2002 rate of 0.6420.


Ir punts ceased as a currency on 1 January 2002.

London Underground

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many defects there were on each line on the London Underground in each year between 1990 and 2003; [140931]

Mr. McNulty: London Underground transferred from Central Government to Transport for London on 15 July. These are operational matters for London Underground, but it does not hold the data in the format requested.


Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contribution the Highways Agency will make to the cost of building Junction 10A of the M20 and new roads to serve it; and if he will make a statement. [140822]

Mr. Jamieson: The overall cost currently estimated for the scheme is £46 million. The Highways Agency will be seeking funding from developers to meet the cost of those elements of the scheme needed to provide access to development sites in Ashford.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

John Thurso: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of the Maritime and Coastguard

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Agency budget was spent on (a) coastguard, (b) ship inspectors, (c) depots and (d) emergency towing vessels in each of the last five years. [141745]

Mr. Jamieson: The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's expenditure is set out in the following table:


CoastguardShip inspectorsAccommodationEmergency towing vessels
Resource accounts
Cash accounts


The Resource Accounts figures include depreciation and capital charge which are not included within the Cash Accounts outturns.

Mobile Telephones

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the banning of mobile telephones whilst driving. [142099]

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Mr. Jamieson: The Department has received many representations on the use of mobile phones while driving. The vast majority has been broadly in favour of a ban on the use of hand-held phones by drivers. There were over 1,000 responses to the Department's consultation document of 20 August 2002 on this. The results of that consultation were summarised in a document attached to the Department's decision letter of 24 June 2003. A copy was placed in the Library and is available on-line at: rdsafety/documents/page/dft rdsafety 508356.pdf

Pedestrian Deaths

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrian deaths in road accidents there were where the pedestrian had over 100 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood in each of the last six years; and what percentage of all pedestrian road accident deaths in (a) England and (b) each region this represents in each case. [141575]

Mr. Jamieson: Information on the blood alcohol levels of pedestrians is available for less than half of those who died in road accidents. The following table shows the percentage of fatally injured pedestrians aged 16 or over with a blood alcohol level of over 100 mg/100 ml out of those for whom a blood alcohol level has been provided by the Coroners.


Region 199619971998199920002001Total
East Midlands31384439392938
South East33355241294238
Greater London23252525223827
South West21304329195032
West Midlands24322135444332
North West35222944282931

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