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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 25 March 2004 to the hon. Member for Isle of Wight, Official Report, column 982W, on rail services (a) what information he collects and (b) if he will make a statement on the punctuality and reliability of trains destined for Portsmouth harbour. 
Mr. McNulty: Performance statistics by Train Operating Company (TOC) are published in the Strategic Rail Authority's quarterly "National Rail Trend", copies of which are in the Library of the House. The SRA does not hold performance data below TOC level.
Mr. Jamieson: The available information relates to local authority areas. In the Rochdale local authority area (which includes the constituency of Heywood and Middleton) there were 16 fatal casualties in 1997 and 11 fatal casualties in 2002. The number of people seriously injured in road accidents increased from 83 in 1997 to 84 in 2002, a rise of 1 per cent. Estimates on the basis of parliamentary constituencies will become available in the summer and I shall write to my hon. Friend with figures for Heywood and Middleton and place a copy of my letter in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Jamieson: The available information relates to local authority areas. In the Tameside local authority area (which includes the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency) there were four fatal casualties in 1997 and four fatal casualties in 2002. The numbers of people seriously injured in road accidents reduced from 117 in 1997 to 85 in 2002, a fall of 27 per cent. Estimates on the basis of parliamentary constituencies will become available in the summer and I shall write to my hon. Friend with figures for Stalybridge and Hyde and place a copy of my letter in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Flook: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to make an announcement concerning the Government's decision on the upgrading of the A358 and the A303 following the decision to be made by the Regional Assembly on 30 April. 
Mr. Jamieson: I will be considering the Regional Assembly's comments together with the views of the Statutory Environmental Bodies and others before I decide on the route option. I will announce a decision once I have fully considered all of the issues.
|2001 (April to December)||5.94|
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of congestion on local authority roads in each year since 2000 was caused by (a) street works carried out by utilities and (b) street works carried out by or on behalf of highway authorities. 
Mr. Horam: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many peak-time train services serving Petts Wood, Orpington and St. Mary Cray there are (a) at present and (b) proposed by the Strategic Rail Authority in the Integrated Kent Franchise consultation document. 
Current: 27 (8 Victoria, 4 Blackfriars, 15 Charing Cross or Cannon Street)
Proposed: 18 (6 Victoria, 12 Charing Cross).
Current: 30 (8 Victoria, 4 Blackfriars, 18 Charing Cross or Cannon Street)
Proposed: 30 (6 Victoria, 1213 Charing Cross or Cannon Street (fast) 12 Charing Cross (stopping)).
Current: 16 (8 Victoria, 8 Blackfriars)
Proposed: 15 (7 Victoria, 8 Blackfriars).
Mr. Horam: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assumptions were made by the Strategic Rail Authority in the Integrated Kent Franchise document about (a) current and (b) future capacity in the peak-hour services between Petts Wood, Orpington, St. Mary Cray and London. 
Mr. McNulty: Estimates of seats provided in the three-hour peak based on analysis of current scheduled South Eastern Trains service and estimates for the proposed service, based on the best current information about future train formations and vehicle types, are as follows:
|(a) Current||(b) Future|
|St. Mary Cray||8,600||9,300|
Mr. Horam: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the passenger usage data for (a) Petts Wood, (b) Orpington and (c) St. Mary Cray that the Strategic Rail Authority used in their consultation document on the Integrated Kent Franchise, broken down by (i) passengers buying season tickets and those not and (ii) passengers taking fast peak-hour trains to London and those taking slow, stopping trains in the peak period. 
|St. Mary Cray||1,975||1,278||3,253|
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