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Dr. Ladyman: The Secretary of State and the Chancellor have invited Sir Rod Eddington to work with the Department for Transport and HMT Treasury to advise on the long-term impact of transport decisions on the UK's productivity, stability and growth. This work continues.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the (a) number and (b) location of fixed speed cameras which have been installed in each month since January 2004; and what the casualty rates were (a) before and (b) after installation in each case. 
Dr. Ladyman: The following number of fixed safety cameras were installed in England and Wales within the national safety camera programme in each month between January and December 2004. Casualty information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications for speed camera sites have been made where a final decision on whether installation will be allowed remains pending; and in which locations. 
There are a total of 489 new safety camera sites proposed for 200506 in England and Wales. The Department has decided that we will not for the time being approve these proposed sites pending an independent analysis of the first four years of the programme and an examination of how we might further improve the deployment criteria and programme governance arrangements. We expect to make a decision
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this autumn. Pending this decision, mobile enforcement may be undertaken at those sites where there is an urgent need. Information on the location of these sites, broken down by fixed and mobile cameras has been placed in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many proposals for speed cameras in Cambridgeshire have been (a) approved and (b) rejected by his Department in each year since 1997; and what their location was in each case. 
Dr. Ladyman: The Cambridgeshire Safety Camera Partnership joined the national safety camera programme in October 2001the Department does not hold information prior to this date. Information on the location and year of approval for all safety cameras approved for operation by the Cambridgeshire Safety Camera Partnership since then is attached. The approval process is based on published standardised criteria. We do not hold information on proposed sites that did meet the criteria but were not introduced into the programme subsequently.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to make greater use of tidal flow schemes to manage congestion; and if he will make a statement; 
Dr. Ladyman: Tidal flow is a traffic management technique available to local highway authorities to use where local circumstances mean it is likely to produce benefits. Authorities can implement tidal flow schemes using established traffic management practices and need no special approval from the Department.
We would expect to see tidal flow schemes accommodated within local transport plans. It would not be appropriate to single out tidal flow over other traffic management measures. It is for local highway authorities to consider the full range of traffic management options in developing their local transport plans.
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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the major trunk roads in (a) Essex and (b) Hertfordshire; what new trunk roads are planned in each county in each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
Following the Government's announcement on 21 July 2005 on Regional Funding Allocations, decisions on the entry of the following trunk road schemes into the Targeted Programme of Improvements will be made following advice from the region on their priorities for major transport schemes: