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Ms Buck: The majority of subsidy for bus services outside London is provided by local transport authorities, that is county councils, unitary authorities and in metropolitan areas, passenger transport authorities. In some areas district councils also contribute to funding for bus services.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in each year since 200102; and for each year, on how many occasions computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers (i) within and (ii) outside his Department. 
Ms Buck: The Department and its Agencies recorded no cases of computer hacking in 200102, 30 cases in 200203, 71 cases in 200304, 31 cases in 200405 (internal source) and one case to date in 200506 (external source). Of these, the number of recorded cases attributed to fraud were 30 in 200203, 71 in 200304 and 30 in 200405.
The Department and its Agencies has recorded six cases of theft in 200102, 23 cases in 200203, 23 cases in 200304, 18 cases in 200405 and four cases to date in 200506. These cases were perpetrated by persons outside the Department and its Agencies.
Vera Baird: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the percentage of container traffic which entered the UK through (a) Harwich, (b) Felixstowe and (c) London which had final destinations north of the M62 and which was transported to those destinations by train. 
Vera Baird: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the tonnage of container traffic which entered the UK through (a) Harwich, (b) Felixstowe and (c) London which went to destinations north of the M62 by lorry. 
Dr. Ladyman: Separate information is not available for individual ports. However, it is estimated that in 2003 about 650,000 tonnes of container traffic entered the UK by lorry through ports in Essex, Greater London or Suffolk and had a final destination north of the M62 1 .
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Partners Achieving Change Together (PACT) contract was let; and whether PACT work was offered to open competition via a notice in the Official Journal of the European Community prior to being let. 
Ms Buck: The PACT contract was let in September 2002. It was tendered under OJEC competitive procurement rules, supported by the OGC gateway review process. Nine respondents were long-listed, three were short-listed and negotiations undertaken with two.
Derek Twigg: The Secretary of State made clear the position on the Supertram scheme in his Oral statement last summer on 20 July 2004, Official Report, column159. Since then revised proposals have been submitted for consideration and will be decided upon in due course.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings have taken place between officials in his Department and officials in the Foreign and
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Commonwealth Office to discuss arrangements to repatriate UK passengers in the event of a major airline failure. 
Ms Buck: The Government have in place contingency plans to deal with crises, including a major airline failure, and officials from this Department have met Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials on a number of occasions to discuss these arrangements.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many stations there are in Greater London; if he will list those which have been accredited since 1998 under the secure station scheme; and what the (a) date of accreditation, (b) the dates of re-accreditation and (c) when accreditation lapsed was in each case. 
Ms Buck: Stations are awarded secure stations status for a two year period once they have met the required accreditation standards on station design, station management, crime management, and passenger perceptions.
There are 615 rail stations in Greater London, including 34 Docklands Light Rail and 257 London Underground stations. Of these stations 131 have been accredited since 1998 under the secure stations scheme, consisting of 55 first time accreditations, 31 re-accreditations and 45 lapsed stations. A list detailing these stations along with their respective accreditation, re-accreditation and lapsed dates has been placed in the Libraries of the House.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has held with (a) the Association of British Travel Agents, (b) the Federation of Tour Operators and (c) the Association of Independent Tour Operators on the regulatory burden on the travel industry. 
Ms Buck: On 23 June 2005 I met representatives of the Association of Independent Tour Operators to discuss their concerns on the regulatory burden in the travel industry. On 3 May 2005 officials from this Department met representatives of the Association of British Travel Agents and the Federation of Tour Operators to discuss the same issue.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) total value and (b) percentage of total expected revenue of vehicle excise duty evasionis estimated to have been in each year since 199798. 
Estimates of vehicle excise duty (VED) evasion are made by national roadside surveys undertaken by DfT statisticians. Surveys were carried out in 1994, 1999, 2002 and the latest survey took place in June 2004.
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