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Dr. Ladyman: The Department's planned road building programme consists of motorway and trunk road schemes in the Highways Agency Targeted Programme of Improvements and schemes that this Department has fully approved or provisionally accepted for funding, subject to completion of the necessary statutory procedures and the conditions set out in the relevant approval letters. A list of schemes that fall within these categories, by county or unitary authority, have been placed in the Libraries of the House.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which road schemes that have been proposed by local authorities in England in local transport plans will affect (a) sites of special scientific interest, (b) areas of outstanding natural beauty, (c) national parks and (c) internationally designated sites; and in each case whether a preferred route has been announced. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which completed road building programmes have affected designated (a) sites of special scientific interest, (b) areas of outstanding natural beauty and (c) national parks in each year since 1997. 
Dr. Ladyman: Since 1997 we have completed over 118 Highways Agency and Local Highway Authority major road schemes outside London which cost over £5 million. The table identifies those schemes that impact on (a) sites of special scientific interest, (b) areas of outstanding natural beauty and (c) national parks.
|Completion year||(a) Site of special|
|(b) Area of outstanding|
|(c) National park|
|A13 Thames Avenue to Wennington||199798||Rainham Marshes SSSI|||||
|A564 Derby Southern BP and Derby Spur||199798||Hilton Gravel Pit SSSI|||||
|M25J810 Widening||199798||||Surrey Hills AONB|||
|North of Stratton-Nettleton Improvement||199798||||Cotswold AONB|||
|Latton Bypass||199798||||Cotswold AONB|||
|A34 Newbury Bypass||199899||Snelsmore Common SSSI|||||
|M66 Denton-Middleton Contract I||200001||Hollingwood arm of Ashton Canal SSSI|||||
|M66 Denton-Middleton Contract III||200001||Rochdale Canal SSSI|||||
|A27 Polegate Bypass||200203||||Adjacent to Sussex Downs AONB|||
|A2/M2 Cobham to Junction 4 Widening||200304||Shorne and Ashen Bank Woods and Cobham Woods SSSI|||||
|A41 Aston Clinton Bypass||200304||||Chilterns AONB|||
|M6 Toll||200304||Chasewater Heath SSSI and River Blythe SSSI|||||
|A120 Stansted-Braintree Improvement||200405||Landtake from corner of one ancient woodland SSSI (unnamed)|||||
|A34 Chieveley M4 J13 Improvement||200405||||Within Chilterns/North Wessex|
|A10 Wadesmill Colliers End||200405||Near Plashes Wood SSSI|||||
|A21 Lamberhurst Bypass||200405||||Within High Weald AONB|||
|South Stockton Link Road||(Substantially|
|A617 Mansfield Ashfield Regeneration Route||2004||(16)|||||
|Wyre Piddle Bypass||2002||(17)|||||
|Burntwood Bypass Staffordshire||2005||(18)|||||
|Broome-Ellingham Bypass (Norfolk)||2002||||||(19)|
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) accidents and (b) fatalities were recorded on the A253 between (i) Hastings and Bexhill and (ii) Bexhill and Pevensey with particular reference to King Offa Way, Bexhill, in each year since 1997. 
Dr. Ladyman: The information requested is shown in the following table. Accidents and fatalities occurring on King Offa Way are not included as part of the figures for the section between Bexhill and Pevensey.
|Section between Hastings|
|Section between Bexhill|
|King Offa Way|
|(a) Accidents on the A259: 19972004|
|(b) Fatalities on the A259: 19972004|
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many private contractors have traffic cones which they can use to block road lanes; how many cones are in the possession of (a) private contractors, (b) emergency services and (c) others; and what system his Department operates for the distribution and return of cones. 
The Department for Transport does not collect information about the number of private contractors who have traffic cones that they use to block road lanes or how many cones are in the possession of private contractors, the emergency services and others.
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The Highways Agency's Traffic Officers have a number of cones that are stored in their vehicles for their use while patrolling the network and dealing with broken down vehicles and providing mobile and temporary road closures. The Traffic Officers collect these cones after use.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much he has allocated to the (a) improvement and (b) maintenance of the (i) A127 and (ii) A13 in the Southend area in each of the next three financial years. 
Dr. Ladyman: Funding for the maintenance and minor improvement of A127 and A13 is included within the block allocation made to Southend-on-Sea borough council under Local Transport Plan procedures. The firm allocation for FY 200506 is £1.622 million and the provisional allocation for FY 200607 is £1.707 million. Improvements to the A13 public transport corridor are included in an LTP major scheme and the council's application for further funding is currently under consideration by my Department.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras are situated on (a) the A127 between the M25 and Southend and (b) the A13 between the M25 and Southend; and what plans there are to install new speed cameras in the next two years. 
Dr. Ladyman: The information requested is not held centrally by the Department. The location and number of all safety camera sites within the national safety camera programme are available on the Department's website at www.dft.gov.uk. Further site specific information will be available from the Essex Safety Camera Partnership who can be contacted via their website at www.essexsafetycameras.co.uk.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) minor and (b) serious road accidents occurred on the A127 between the M25 and Southend in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
|Serious accidents||Slight accidents|
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