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Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding schemes the Government have used to pay for the Lamberhurst bypass in East Sussex; and how much money was used in each scheme. 
Mr. Gale: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answers of 28 November 2005, Official Report, columns 14546W, on the M2, when he expects (a) the roadworks on the M2 between junctions 5 and 6 to be completed and (b) all lanes on both carriageways of the motorway between junctions 5 and 6 to reopen. 
Dr. Ladyman: Due to adverse weather conditions, including fog, frost and rain, the resurfacing work on the M2 between junctions 5 and 6 was delayed. Completion is now expected on 16 December 2005 when all traffic management will be removed and both carriageways of the motorway will be open to traffic.
Mr. Michael Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will conduct an evaluation of traffic flows at Junction 7 of the M5, with particular reference to (a) queuing on the slip road on the northbound carriageway and (b) related use of the Southern Link Road. 
Dr. Ladyman: The Highways Agency will evaluate traffic flows at this junction. This will also include an assessment of movements to and from the Southern Link Road. Worcestershire county council are responsible for the Link Road.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on developing passenger services on the Coventry-Nuneaton railway line; and what recent discussions he has had with Coventry city council on this. 
Derek Twigg [holding answer 7 December 2005]: The train service between Coventry and Nuneaton was restored in May 2005. Local authorities including Coventry city council have met with the Strategic Rail Authority to discuss their aspirations for longer term transport developments over the Coventry-Nuneaton corridor. My Department has not had any recent discussion with Coventry city council on this.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) capital and (b) revenue subsidy per passenger mile travelled was to bus companies by transport authorities in England for the most recent year for which information is available. 
Ms Buck [holding answer 6 December 2005]: In 200405 English local transport authorities, including Transport for London, spent a total of £854 million on revenue support for bus services, excluding re-imbursement to operators of the costs of providing concessionary fares. In that year there were 4,032 million passenger journeys made on all local bus services implying an overall average revenue subsidy of about 21p per journey. However, outside London only slightly over 20 per cent. of the local bus network receives revenue subsidy. Separate data on passenger numbers on these subsidised services is not collected by the Department so it is not possible to calculate average subsidy costs per journey for subsidised services outside London.
In 200405 local transport authorities, again including Transport for London, spent a total of £285 million on capital projects primarily to improve bus-related infrastructure and traffic management schemes to improve facilities for both commercial and subsidised bus services.
Dr. Ladyman: Under our appraisal criteria the impact of road schemes on local areas and communities is assessed very carefully, in particular impacts on noise, local air quality, townscape, landscape, biodiversity, safety, severance and land-use policy.
These impacts are judged alongside a scheme's costs and economic benefits, in particular, from reduced congestion, time savings to travellers and wider economic benefits in reaching an overall assessment of its justification.
Derek Twigg: Network Rail is responsible for operating, maintaining and renewing the main rail network, including the Oldham loop line. I have therefore asked them to reply directly to the hon. Member.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what training is given to (a) policy officials and (b) lawyers in his Department responsible for drafting statutory instruments; and if he will make a statement. 
As members of the Government Legal Service (GLS), departmental lawyers receive extensive training in the preparation and drafting of statutory instruments. This consists of a combination of lectures and practical exercises run by experienced practitioners in the GLS, coupled with training given by legal advisers who advise the parliamentary scrutiny committees. In addition, senior managers in the GLS take a close interest in the quality of statutory instruments and provide frequent feedback and on-the-job training to those with lead responsibility for drafting. This is an on-going process and part of the continuing education of government legal advisers.
Mr. Brazier: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will set out the financial support provided by (a) by central Government, (b) via local government and (c) via passenger transport authorities in England for (i) local bus services, (ii) local bus service infrastructure, (iii) rail services, (iv) rail infrastructure, (v) air services and (vi) aviation infrastructure in each year between 199596 and 200405. 
Central Government support for aviation is in the form of research and development, international subscriptions, support for Royal Travel and loans to
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National Air Traffic Services. Direct support is not provided for air services or aviation infrastructure.
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