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Mr. Jamieson: The enforcement of drivers' hours and records legislation is carried out by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. Examiners check the tachograph equipment, tachograph charts and record books. The usual sanction imposed for any infringement of this legislation is that of prohibition. However prosecution action may also be instigated. The number of successful prosecutions for tachograph and drivers' hours offences is only available for the last seven years. Figures are shown in the table as follows:
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many powered two-wheeler users involved in road accidents were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured during 2003; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what information his Department has received from Network Rail on their plans to (a) lease and (b) sell telecommunication masts and base stations on their land to mobile phone operators; 
Mr. McNulty: Network Rail is currently implementing a new safety system known as the Global System for Mobile Communications for Railways (GSM-R). GSM-R will, for the first time, provide a national system of secure and direct driver to signaller communication.
Network Rail advises firstly, that it has no plans to commercially exploit GSM-R telecommunication masts; and secondly, that since January 2002 it has erected 188 masts, of which 176 have been installed on the West Coast Main Line as part of its modernisation.
Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the annual expenditure of the former Vehicle Inspectorate was in each of the past 10 years up to 2003; what the expenditure of the vehicle inspectorate unit within the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency was in 2003; and what this unit's projected expenditure is in 2004. 
Mr. Jamieson: The Vehicle Inspectorate (VI) merged with the Traffic Area Network to become the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency on 1 April 2003. As a result, separate expenditure figures cannot be supplied for the VI Division in 200304, or its projected expenditure in 200405. The annual expenditure for the Vehicle Inspectorate prior to the merger is shown as follows:
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Mr. David: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many people have been helped by the Community Legal Service in (a) 200001, (b) 200102 and (c) 200203. 
Mr. Lammy: The Legal Services Commission is unable to answer the question in the format requested as its systems record the number of acts of assistance rather than the number of clients assisted, which is not necessarily reflective of the number of individuals involved. The total acts of assistance dealt with by the CLS were as follows:
Mr. Goodman: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much funding has been allocated in (a) 200405, (b) 200506 and (c) total to community legal service partnerships. 
Mr. Lammy: The Legal Services Commission, which administers the Community Legal Service, does not allocate funding centrally to Community Legal Service (CLS) Partnerships. However resources have been made available at a regional level to support specific partnership related projects.
The future operation of the CLS Partnerships will be informed by the Independent Review of the CLS which is due to report in April 2004. It is therefore not appropriate to comment on the funding position for 200405 and 200506 until the final findings and recommendations of this evaluation have been fully considered.
Mr. Webb: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many cases of computer misuse there were in his Department and its predecessor in (a) 1997 and (b) 2003, broken down by category of misuse; and how many of those cases resulted in disciplinary action. 
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|Unofficial business use||0||0|
In each case disciplinary action has been taken in line with Departmental disciplinary procedures, which accord with the central framework set out in paragraph 4.5 of the Civil Service Management Code.
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs which former officials of the Department have asked for permission to join (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) Deloitte & Touche, (c) Ernst & Young and (d) KPMG. 
Simon Hughes: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many applications were heard for emergency protection orders in Greater London in the last year for which information is available, broken down by borough; what proportion were granted; how many were ex-parte applications; and what proportion of ex-parte applications were granted. 
Mr. Leslie: The requested information is not collected in a manner that can be broken down by borough as it is collected at court level only. Provided in the table attached are the numbers of applications for emergency protection orders and orders made in the family proceedings courts in Greater London. There are no county courts in this region with the relevant jurisdiction as this work is dealt with by the Principal Registry of the Family Division, whose figures have been included for reference. No information is held centrally concerning those applications that were made ex-parte and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|Family proceedings court/PRFD||Applications made||Orders made|
|Inner London Family Proceedings Court||290||253|
|South East Suffolk||12||12|
|South West Surrey||18||18|
|Principal Registry of the Family Division||131||29|
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Mr. David: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will make a statement on the findings of the Review of Supply, Demand and Purchasing of Legal Services regarding the level of solicitor involvement in the provision of publicly funded legal services since the introduction of the Community Legal Service. 
Mr. Lammy: I am considering the first phase of the report on solicitors and will shortly receive the second phase on barristers. When I have both phases I will make a statement which will set out the significance of the reviews for Government policy. It would be premature to make a statement without both phases of the review. We have made available the first phase of the review to the Select Committee on Constitutional Affairs as evidence for its study into advice deserts.
Mr. Lammy: The report of the solicitor phase of the review was received in December 2003. We expect the barristers' section shortly. I am considering the recommendations carefully and will make a statement when I have both phases of the review.
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