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Rates

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was paid by his Department in rates to each local authority in the UK in 2004–05; and how much was paid in (a) each (i) nation and (ii) region of the UK and (b) London. [35996]

Ms Buck: The information requested is as follows:

(a) The total paid in rates to each local authority in the UK in 2004–05 has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

(a) (i) The total paid in each nation is as follows:
£

NationRates 2004–05
England9,702,688
Northern Ireland22,646
Scotland648,252
Wales1,156,602

(a) (ii) The total paid in each region of the UK is as follows:
£

RegionRates 2004–05
East Midlands471,148
East of England449,072
London4,320,470
North East247,800
North West394,397
South East953,330
South West689,831
West Midlands640,988
Yorkshire and the Humber804,326

 
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Owing to operational requirements The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's activities are organised across three regional boundaries: northern, western and eastern. These regional boundaries do not correspond to the Government office regional boundaries and the information requested can be provided only at disproportionate costs. The data in the table therefore does not include Maritime and Coastguard Agency sites.

(b) The total paid in rates in London was £4,320,470.

Rebated Diesel Fuel

Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the demand for rebated diesel fuel (a) for each year since 1997 and (b) for each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement. [38884]

John Healey: I have been asked to reply.

Historic demand or clearances for rebated diesel fuel can be found on page 2 of the HM Revenue and Customs Hydrocarbon Oils Bulletin, a copy of which is available on the HMRC website at: http://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullhydro.

The excise duty receipts forecast for hydrocarbon oils was published in the pre-Budget report 2005, table B14.

Road Traffic (London)

Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2005, Official Report, column 569W, on Road Traffic (London), if he will break down the figures provided by London borough. [38769]

Ms Buck: Transport for London has provided the following information on traffic signal sites 1 in each London borough:


London boroughInstalled base at 31 March 2000Installed base at 31 March 2005
Barking and Dagenham90108
Barnet147176
Bexley6282
Brent124147
Bromley104118
Camden185210
City of London7981
Croydon173183
Ealing147180
Enfield100118
Greenwich173197
Hackney128140
Hammersmith and Fulham8697
Haringey109158
Harrow7784
Havering101121
Hillingdon115128
Hounslow126148
Islington102138
Kensington and Chelsea122132
Kingston upon Thames93114
Lambeth179222
Lewisham129130
Merton130146
Newham119132
Redbridge117142
Richmond upon Thames108144
Southwark150216
Sutton95119
Tower Hamlets168201
Waltham Forest77100
Wandsworth165199
Westminster356367

 
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Road Traffic Accidents

Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the cost to the public purse of road traffic accidents in each year since 1997, broken down by category of severity of accident. [38453]

Dr. Ladyman: The values used to estimate the benefits of the prevention of road accidents are set out in the Highways Economic Note No. 1: 2004 Valuation of the Benefits of Prevention of Road Accidents and Casualties" which can be found on the DfT website at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_rdsafety/documents/divisionhomepage/030763.hcsp.

Rolling Stock

Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 325W, on rolling stock, (1) what assessment he has made of reasons for the difference in the number of orders placed in 1998 and 2003; [36905]

(2) what assessment he has made of the reasons for the difference in the numbers of new train vehicles ordered in 1996 and 2002; and what the value of each order of rolling stock was from (a) Bombardier, (b) Siemens, (c) Alstom and (d) CAF/Siemens in each year between 1996 and 2004; [36963]

(3) what assessment he has made of the reasons why there were no orders for train vehicles assembled in the United Kingdom in 2004; and what assessment he has made of reasons for fluctuations in numbers of orders of train vehicles assembled in the United Kingdom in the period from 1996 to 2004. [36965]

Derek Twigg: Rolling Stock is ordered by train operators and rolling stock leasing companies not by the Department. The Department has not made an assessment of fluctuation in rolling stock orders.

Large numbers of orders were placed between 1996 and 2002 as part of a major programme of rolling stock renewal. The majority of the new trains have now been delivered. There were no new orders in 2004 because orders had already been placed for the trains needed.

The information requested is set out in the following tables. I regret that an error occurred when the figures for rolling stock orders quoted in my earlier answers of
 
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29 November 2005, Official Report, Columns 325–26W, were being compiled. The following four tables give corrected totals:
Bombardier

Year of orderNumber of vehicles
199612
1997330
1998595
199933
2000155
200110
20021,116
2003135
2004

 
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Alstom

Year of orderNumber of vehicles
1997120
1998294
1999507

Manufacturer nationality and order by vehicles each year

Bombardier (Canadian)—UK site.Siemens (German)Alstom (French)CAF/Siemens (Spanish / German)Hitachi (Japanese)
199612
1997330120
199859529448
199933507
20001558
200110869
20021,2438
2003135153
2004
2005168

Number of orders by manufacturer and location of build

YearBombardier (Canadian)(43)Siemens (German)(44)Alstom (French)(45)CAF/Siemens (Spanish / German)(46)Hitachi (Japanese)
19961
199731
1998941
199922
200051
200112
200251
200331
2004
20051


(43) Bombardier vehicles built or assembled in the UK with the exception of 127 Meridians built in Brugge.
(44) Siemens vehicles are all being built in Germany/Austria site.
(45) Alstom built all their vehicles at Washwood Heath, Birmingham.
(46) These vehicles were built in Spain.


The following tables set out, by manufacturer, the number of vehicles and the total value of rolling stock orders placed in each year between 1996 and 2004:
Bombardier

Number of vehicles in orderEstimated value (£million)
19961211
1997176131
3433
12093
19982423
2626
2929
2120
87
352407
2725
1817
9070
199967
2730
200086
99
1010
1618
11292
20011011
200288
127161
700602
228186
180153
200387103
4252
68
2004









 
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Alstom

Number of vehicles in orderEstimated value(£million)
1996
199712092
19986446
4041
7078
120100
19993033
477630
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Siemens

YearNumber of vehicles in orderEstimated value (£million)
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
20018469
665610
2002
2003153200
2004(47)120125


(47) These vehicles were originally part of the 785 vehicle order for SWT which was later changed to 665 vehicles with the 120 vehicles being becoming part of the Silverlink franchise in 2004



CAF/Siemens

Number of vehicles in orderEstimated value (£million)
1996
1997
19984855
1999
200089
200189
2002
2003
2004

Hitachi

Number of vehicles in orderEstimated value (£million)
2005168235

Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 326W on rolling stock, whether (a) old and (b) used train sets were procured for the United Kingdom in each year between 1994 and 2004. [36966]

Derek Twigg: No old or used trains sets were procured for UK railways in any of these years.
 
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