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Ms Buck: On matters specific to the north-west we consult the local authorities, and regional representative bodies and a range of interest groups. National consultations on the whole range of transport matters will also include organisations representing the interests of those in the north-west.
A European Commission medical expert working group has been considering the medical standards applied across the European Union in relation to vision
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and driving and is due to report shortly. Existing licensing arrangements for people with visual problems will be reviewed in light of this report.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of introducing a restricted driving licence to drivers who marginally fail the mechanical 120 degree test resulting from European Directive (91/439/EEC) which would be indicated on a vehicle with an R sign and which would restrict drivers to a speed of 40 mph and prohibit them from driving on motorways. 
Dr. Ladyman: A European Commission medical expert working group has been considering the medical standards applied across the European Union in relation to vision and driving and is due to report shortly. Existing licensing arrangements for people with visual problems will be reviewed in light of this report, but it is unlikely that we will introduce a restricted license of the type described.
Mr. Michael Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) passes and (b) failures of motor car driving tests there were in each test centre in Worcestershire in each of the last five years. 
Dr. Ladyman [holding answer 7 July 2005]: My Department has, over the last twelve months, received written representations both for" and against" the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road, a proposed local transport major road scheme. Around 750 representations were received opposing the scheme.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what extra security measures will be put in place to deal with increased traffic through Heathrow as a result of a fifth terminal being built. 
Terminal Five, like the rest of Heathrow and other UK airports, will be subject to the UK national aviation security programme which is in place to prevent unlawful interference with civil aviation in the UK.
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Government policy on measures to address the impacts of future airport growth are set out in the White Paper, The Future of Air Transport" 1 . We expect airport operators to offer acoustic insulation to any residential property which suffers a daytime noise level of 63dBA Leq 2 and a large increase in noise (3dBA Leq or more). Noise contours to determine the relevant boundaries should be produced in 2007, comparing noise levels in 2006 with those in 2002, and at 5 yearly intervals thereafter.
Proposals for new noise insulation schemes in respect of night-time noise are set out in the consultation paper Night Flying Restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports: Stage 2 of Consultation on Restrictions to apply from 30 October 2005" that we published in June 3 . The map at annex G of the consultation paper shows the proposed boundaries for the Heathrow scheme do not include any part of Kingston-upon-Thames. The consultation closes on 16 September.
2 A measure of long-term average noise exposure. For aircraft it is the level of a steady sound which, if heard continuously over the same period of time, would contain the same total sound energy as all the aircraft noise events. 3 The forthcoming publication of the consultation paper was announced on 9 June 2005, House of Commons, Official Report, column 59WS.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the revenue that will be generated by the expansive shopping arena planned for the fifth terminal at Heathrow. 
Ms Buck: The provision of retail facilities was considered during the Heathrow Terminal 5 planning inquiry. The inquiry inspector's conclusions and his recommendation that Terminal 5 should go ahead were accepted in the decision letter of 20 November 2001.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of equipping premises for which his Department has responsibility with identity card readers, with particular reference to (a) airports, (b) seaports and (c) the British Transport Police. 
We have been working with the Home Office to identify areas where the Identity cards Scheme could provide business benefits. On 28 June 2005, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary placed in the Library a paper containing the latest estimates of benefits of the Identity Cards Scheme which shows that the benefits outweigh the costs once the scheme is fully
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operational. The cost of equipping premises will depend on the nature of the use of the Identity Cards Scheme and the type of identity check(s) necessary to deliver the business benefits. In some cases, benefits could be realised without the use of card readers and the cost of installing any readers needs to be considered alongside future plans to refresh or upgrade IT systems. As the design of the scheme matures, during and after the procurement exercise, so will our understanding of where the scheme will be of most benefit which will allow us to further refine our estimates of costs and benefits.
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