Mr. McNulty: The total number of assaults recorded by the British Transport Police for their London Underground Area for the period from 1 March 2004 to 28 February 2005 was 2,022. A breakdown of the offence categories is provided in the table:
|Grievous bodily harm||12|
|Actual bodily harm||782|
|Racially aggravated malicious wounding or grievous|
|Racially aggravated actual bodily harm||45|
|Racially aggravated common assault||87|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what regional (a) bodies, (b) institutions, (c) taskforces, (d) panels, (e) offices and (f) organisations the Government have established since May 1997 which his Department is responsible for. 
Charlotte Atkins: Information on taskforces attached to central Government Departments and in existence between May 1997 and October 2000 was made available in three reports published in January, July and December 2000 on "Task Forces, Ad Hoc Advisory Groups and Reviews". For the years 200102 and 200303, this information has been included in the publications "Public Bodies 2002" and "Public Bodies 2003" respectively. Copies of these reports are available in the Library of the House. For 200304, this information can be found on the Cabinet Office's Public Bodies database.
The GLA Act 1999 established Transport for London (TfL) under the direction of the Mayor of London to implement policies that promote and encourage safe, integrated, efficient, and economic transport facilities and services to, from and within London. TfL was established on 3 July 2000. The British Transport Police Authority was established on 1 June 2004 and is modelled on Home Office local police authorities.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent assessment he has made of whether the Public Service Agreement target to secure improvements to the accessibility, punctuality and reliability for local public transport will be met by 2010; 
Charlotte Atkins: Increases in bus patronage in England since 200001 have been consistent with achieving the PSA target to increase the use of local public transport (bus and light rail) by 12 per cent. from 2000 levels by 2010. Bus and light rail patronage in England increased by 6.3 per cent. between the baseline year of 200001 and 200304, the latest period for which data are available, covering the first three years of the 10-year target period.
There is no national target for improvements in accessibility. However, local authorities will need to include at least one local accessibility target in their second round Local Transport Plans and the Department will monitor progress against these targets. The Department has developed a range of core indicators, which will be used to build up a national picture of accessibility. Local targets may be based on these core indicators, or on other factors relevant in the local area.
A pilot national survey of bus punctuality in England was carried out in March 2004. The first main survey is planned for March/April 2005. We are not yet in a position to assess whether punctuality is improving. Local authorities will need to include a bus punctuality indicator in their second round Local Transport Plans and monitor progress in their areas. Local authorities and bus operators are encouraged to work together in Punctuality Improvement Partnerships to overcome problems which lead to poor punctuality.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Public Service Agreement target to achieve annual efficiency savings across the Department of 2.5 per cent. was met in 2004. 
The table shows the number of employee jobs in the transport sector in Great Britain that are held by women. The statistics are for March 2004, the latest available period, and are classified according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 1992.
|SIC92 code(2)||Industry sector||Thousand|
|60.1||Transport via railways||9|
|60.2 and 60.3||Other land transport; transport via pipelines||88|
|63||Supporting and auxiliary transport activities; activities of travel agencies||146|
|6063||Total transport industries||292|
On the safe sidelocal responsibility on road safety education in schools: good practice and teaching ideas for primary schools, secondary schools and local authorities. http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_rdsafety/documents/divisionhomepage/032504.hcsp
The Driving Standards Agency runs the Arrive Alive education programme, aimed at pre-drivers and newly-qualified drivers aged 1619. The presentation is delivered free of charge to a range of organisations including schools and colleges, armed forces, youth football teams and Young Offenders' Units.
Road safety education and training is often delivered through local authority road safety officers. They can also deliver training schemes such as DfT's Kerbcraft roadside child pedestrian training scheme, the Crossroads pc-based pedestrian training scheme and cycle training.
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