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Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many aircraft (a) were withdrawn from service in 200405 and (b) are planned to be withdrawn from service in 200506, broken down by type. 
Mr. Ingram: The numbers of aircraft withdrawn from service, or are planned to be withdrawn from service are listed in the following table. The figures include aircraft lost as a result of accidents or during operations and commercially owned military registered (COMR) aircraft.
|Withdrawn in 200405||Planned withdrawal in 200506|
|Canberra T Mk4||2||1|
|Sea King HAS Mk6||1||5|
|Puma HC Mkl||1|||
|Gazelle AH Mkl||5||3|
|Lynx HAS Mk3||1||4|
|Lynx HMA Mk8||||3|
|Lynx AH Mk7||1||3|
|Lynx AH Mk9||||1|
|Single Squirrel (COMR)||1|||
|Twin Squirrel (COMR)||||3|
Dr. Ladyman: DfT has three locations on the A2, in the London borough of Bexley, at which traffic flow counts are conducted. The table provides details on these three locations with the traffic survey 12-hour raw data results for both 2004 and 2005.
|Traffic flow 'Count point'|
|Date counted in 2004||15 October||23 June||(46)not counted|
|12-hour motorised traffic from 2004 survey(47)||72,892||83,504||n/a|
|Date counted in 2005||26 April||19 April||9 May|
|12-hour motorised traffic from 2005 survey(47)||71,741||80,531||84,611|
|Start of road link||Greenwich boundary||Junction with A221||Junction with A223|
|End of road link||Junction with A221||Junction with A223||Kent boundary|
The 12-hour Road Traffic Survey figures are used to make estimates of the Annual Average Daily Flow (AADF) of traffic on the link. Estimates of AADFs in 2004 were published on 7 July 2005. The estimates for these particular traffic Count Points are given in the following table.
|Traffic flow 'Count point'|
|Pedal cycles AADF||10||12||13|
|Cars and taxis||71,838||84,577||81,555|
|Buses and coaches||452||794||492|
|Light goods vehicles||12,070||14,030||14,927|
|Heavy goods vehicles||4,867||4,811||6,241|
|All motorised vehicles||91,496||106,005||106,319|
Dr. Ladyman: The concrete section of the A419/417 is in good condition, and is not programmed for resurfacing over the spending review period from 200506 to 200708. When developing the forward maintenance programme, the Highways Agency prioritises the available resources to maintain the network in a safe and serviceable condition, while minimising whole life costs. Concrete sections of trunk roads and motorways will be resurfaced with quieter surfacing when the need for major maintenance works arises on the route concerned.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many scheduled commercial flights to and from (a) Gatwick airport, (b) Luton airport, (c) Southend airport, (d) City of London airport, (e) Heathrow airport and (f) Stansted airport passed over or within one mile of the boundaries of Hornchurch constituency at an altitude of 8,000 feet or less in each year from 1997 to 2005; 
(2) how many flights passed over Hornchurch constituency or within one mile of its boundaries, at an
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altitude of 8,000 feet or less, in the month of June between the hours of 11.00pm and 6.00am; and if he will make a statement; 
Ms Buck: These are operational matters for NATS and information is not readily available in the form requested. I suggest the hon. Gentleman writes to the chief executive of NATS to see what assistance he can be given with his enquiries.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many scheduled commercial flights to and from (a) Gatwick airport, (b) Luton airport, (c) Southend airport, (d) City of London airport, (e) Heathrow airport and (f) Stansted airport there were in each year from 1997 to 2005. 
Ms Buck: The following table shows scheduled commercial flights to and from Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Luton, Southend and Stansted airports in each year from 1997 to 2004. Annual data for 2005 are not yet available.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to evaluate the effects his Department's report Smarter Choices: Changing the Way we Travel" and Making Smarter Choice Work" and Making Car Sharing and Car Clubs Work" havehad on the development of car clubs and car sharing. 
Ms Buck: We evaluate as a matter of course the effectiveness of our programmes to promote smarter choices, such as the travelling to school initiative and the sustainable travel towns project. However, it would not be practical or cost-effective to carry out individual evaluations of research reports and good practice guides. We will instead be monitoring the take up of sustainable travel measures as part of our work with local authorities on the development and implementation of local transport plans.
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