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Nigel Griffiths: Evesham Technology was one of 30 companies who replied to the advertisement for expressions of interest in the contract for upgrading hon. Members' IT equipment. It was not one of the 6shortlisted companies invited to tender.
Derek Twigg: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State made a statement to Parliament on 10 February 2005 setting out the Government's funding plans for the railway. This shows that some £5.8 billion of Government funds will be spent on the Railway in 200607.
Derek Twigg: Our basic aim is to limit and, where possible, reduce the number of people in the UK significantly affected by aircraft noise. This aim applies to the South East as it does to the rest of the UK.
The Government set noise-related operating restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, which include departure noise limits and night flying restrictions. At other airports, a range of similar measures are implemented by the airports themselves, responding to local circumstances.
In The Future of Air Transport" white paper we set out the measures we wish to see larger UK airports (with over 50,000 movements a year, by jet aircraft over 34,000 kg) apply as a benchmark for mitigating aircraft noise.
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely impact on other services of free bus fares for pensioners in Tyne and Wear; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will announce the conclusion of his investigation into whether improvements to the Fiveways roundabout on the A11 should be carried out. 
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Highways Agency has plans to seek compulsory purchase orders on properties along the A21 between Flimwell and Robertsbridge. 
Dr. Ladyman: We are currently considering the advice from the south east region on the region's transport priorities, including schemes on the A21, as well as other schemes in the south east. We plan to make an announcement later this year.
Dr. Ladyman: We are currently considering the South East region's advice on the priority it attaches to the upgrade of the A21 within the indicative funding allocation for major transport schemes in the South East. No other recent representations have been received. We hope to announce our response to the South East region's advice later this year.
Dr. Ladyman: We are currently considering the advice from the South East Region on transport priorities, including schemes on the A21, as well as other schemes in the South East. We plan to make an announcement later this year.
Mr. Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues and (b) others about the impact on (i) the economy and (ii) regeneration of the local area of upgrading the (A) A47 and (B) A11. 
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British Transport Police have been employed in each year since 1997 in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) the boroughs of the Tees Valley sub-region. 
Derek Twigg: The British Transport Police (BTP) have provided the following information on the number of police employed in each year since 1997 in (a) England and Wales and (b) the North East. A figure for England alone is not available as one of BTP's operational areas, Wales and Western", covers both England and Wales.
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Dr. Ladyman: The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) holds information on bus services broken down by traffic area. West Lancashire is in the north western traffic area where there are 4,399 bus routes currently operating. To break this data down by constituency can be done only at disproportionate cost.
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