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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of motorists were issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency with a renewal
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notice for their (a) road fund licence and (b) statutory off-road notification declaration in the most recent year for which information is available. 
Dr. Ladyman: A total of 39,800,854 licences or SORN renewal reminder notices were issued by DVLA in 200405. At the end of 200405 there were 32,258,857 licensed vehicles and 2,201,933 vehicles for which a SORN declaration had been made.
The number of reminder notices issued exceeds the total stock of vehicles mainly because motorists have the option of purchasing six months licences. In these cases two reminder notices were issued over the licensing year.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) road fund and (b) statutory off-road notification declarations were issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for each construction and use class of motor vehicles in each of
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the last five years for which records are available; and how many renewal reminder notices were issued in each category. 
Dr. Ladyman: DVLA does not hold these details broken down by category of vehicle. The tables detail the numbers of tax renewal reminders notices issued by DVLA and the total number of VED applications and SORN declarations processed together with the licensed vehicle stock, broken down by category at the end of each year.
|Licence renewal reminder notices||27,997,556||28,965,236||29,224,804||31,518,374||30,207,779|
|Manual licensing applications||9,104,644||9,310,662||9,457,992||8,751,798||9,472,862|
|SORN reminder notices||1,059,293||1,162,387||1 ,222,733||1,699,067||2,292,656|
|SORN manual declarations||115,906||258,771||352,351||946,811||366,339|
|Bus and coach||173||172||173||175||178|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects that the (a) London congestion charging scheme and (b) Durham congestion charging scheme would continue if universal road pricing were introduced; and if he will make a statement. 
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras have operated since 6 December 2004, broken down by (a) partnership, (b) class of road and (c) between (i) fixed and (ii)mobile cameras. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 9 June 2005, Official Report, column 617W, on speed cameras, for
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what reasons some safety camera partnerships were not included in the answer; and if he will provide the relevant information. 
Dr. Ladyman: The previous question and my answer related to the number of speed cameras as at December 2004, and it covered all 35 partnerships in the safety camera programme at that time. With effect from 1 April 2005, the number of partnerships has increased to 38, including a separate Gloucestershire partnership (previously included as part of the combined Avon, Somerset and Gloucestershire Partnership), Surrey and Merseyside partnerships, which joined the programme from 1 April 2005.
Ms Buck: The following table shows the number of green (all London) and yellow badge (suburban) licensed taxi drivers there have been in London in each year since 1975. This information has been provided by the Public Carriage Office (figures for the split between yellow and green badge are not available for 1975 and 1976).
Dr. Ladyman: While I am not aware of a specific traffic survey at this location on 8 June, traffic counts are being carried out throughout June on the M25 and the approaches to its junctions on the northern section. The traffic flow data is being used to support the design of theM25 Rapid Widening Scheme from junctions 16 to30.
Ms Buck: From April 2006, pensioners and disabled residents in Chorley will be guaranteed free off-peak travel on bus services within the borough council boundary. However, local authorities will retain their discretion to work together to provide a county-wide concessionary travel scheme as currently exists in Lancashire.
Ms Buck: The Secretary of State, and his ministerial colleagues have regular and routine discussions with a variety of people about transport provision. Transport provision in the growth areas is a key issue for the Department, and Kent is often discussed in this context.
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