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Mr. Tyler: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he still expects the Air Accident Investigation Branch to publish in December its report of the investigation of a series of cabin air quality incidents involving BAe 146 aircraft and other similar incidents; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McNulty: The Air Accidents Investigation Branch report following the investigation of a series of cabin air quality incidents involving BAe 146 aircraft and similar incidents to other aircraft is now complete, following extensive industry consultation. The report is to be processed for printing and publication in February 2004. Five safety recommendations were made during the course of the investigation.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on the acquisition of works of art in each year since 1997, broken down by amounts spent on (a) paintings and (b) sculpture; what the single most expensive piece of art purchased by his Department since 1997 has been; how much it cost; and what the total revenue raised by his Department through sales of works of art has been since 1997. 
Mr. McNulty: The Department for Transport was formed in May 2002 and since then no works of art have either been purchased or sold. All works of art within the Department have been provided on loan from the Government Art Collection.
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Peter Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of drivers killed in traffic accidents were over the legal blood alcohol limit, in the last five years for which data are available. 
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Peter Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the key characteristics of drink drive casualties are, broken down by (a) age, (b) gender, (c) time of day, (d) month of year and (e) mode of travel; and if he will list the measures he has put in place to combat drinking and driving. 
(b) Around one third of drink-drive casualties are female;
(c) Nearly half of all failed breath tests occur between 10pm and 4am, and around half the drivers killed between those times had a blood alcohol level above the limit;
(d) There are more drink-drive accidents and casualties during the summer and autumn months than during winter and spring;
(e) The large majority of casualties in drink-drive accidents are car occupants, with only a small percentage among pedestrians and cyclists.
In addition, the Government have announced its intention to strengthen police powers to carry out evidential breathtesting at the roadside. We are also planning to introduce mandatory retesting as a penalty for repeat drink-drive offenders and are assessing
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John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of staff in his Department contribute to a charity through the Give as You Earn scheme; how much money is donated to charity per month by staff in his Department through the scheme; and what steps he is taking to encourage greater participation in the scheme by staff in his Department. 
Dr. Howells [holding answer 8 December 2003]: Data from the National Travel Survey on main mode of trip show that, over the period 19992001, 2.7 per cent. of all trips (excluding walking) by people in England and Wales were by rail (1.7 per cent. by surface rail and 1.0 per cent. by London Underground). Monthly figures are not available.
Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fixed speed cameras there were in Essex in each of the last 10 years; how much revenue was raised from them in each year; and how many speeding convictions resulted from them in each year. 
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It is not possible to separately identify Conditional Offer Fixed Penalty Notices issued as a result of motorists detected speeding solely by fixed cameras. The amount of conditional offer fixed penalty receipts raised by fixed and mobile cameras in Essex during the first two years of the netting off safety camera scheme is shown in the following table:
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Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated average cost is of establishing a taxi rank in an urban area (a) at a major transport interchange and (b) at a main road. 
Mr. Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make a statement on how funding for transport in London will take account of the projected increase in London's population between 2001 and 2016; 
Mr. McNulty: The Government's latest spending plans for London were set out in the Ten Year Plan for Transport, and its subsequent progress report "Delivering Better Transport". Spending plans and priorities are regularly reviewed. We will consider the case for additional resources put forward by TfL in their latest business plan in the run-up to next year's spending review, as well as the Mayor's emerging London Plan, which sets out his vision of the development of London over the next 1520 years.
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roads in the Greater London area where u-turns were forbidden for the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. McNulty: The total mileage of roads in the Greater London area is 8,959 miles (14,415 kilometres). Information on the total mileage of roads in the Greater London area where u-turns were forbidden is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
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