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All test types are included, except for 2003-04 and 2005-06 when Approved Driving Instructor qualifying tests are excluded. This is because DSAs targets for keeping appointments did not distinguish between test types in the other years.
Dr. Ladyman: During the year 2005-06, the average compensation payment made by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) for cancelling a car test was about £35. The total paid in compensation was some £311,000.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Driving Standards Agency on the hazard perception test; and if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence with the agency in relation to this issue. 
1998The effects of hazard perception training on the development of novice driver skills. DETR Road Safety Research Report No. 4.
2000Novice drivers safety. DETR Road Safety Research Series No.2.
2002The development of hazard perception testing. TRL Report TRL558.
Dr. Ladyman: All major schemes are assessed against the Governments five overarching objectives of safety, environment, economy, integration and accessibility. The environmental impact of this scheme was considered before provisionally approving the Bexhill to Hastings link road in the December 2004 local transport capital settlement.
Dr. Ladyman: Estimates of the number of foreign registered heavy goods vehicles on roads in Britain are not available. However, estimated numbers leaving the UK are published in table 1 of the quarterly bulletin, Road Goods Vehicles Travelling to Mainland Europe. A copy of this bulletin is available on the DFT website at:
The TOCU covers all London boroughs. In the 2005-06 planning year TOCU police officers arrested 7,952 suspects. They were all processed through one of the 32 Borough Operational Command Unit criminal justice units covering the areas of arrest.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which stations will have fewer stopping services (a) under new franchise agreements completed by his Department since it took over responsibility for franchising from the Strategic Rail Authority and (b) under the specifications for new franchise agreements which are currently subject to a tendering process. 
Present service levels are contained in the National Rail timetable published by Network Rail. Service levels to be provided under the Greater Western franchise with effect from December 2006 are set out in the consultation timetable published by First Great Western in January 2006, as amended by the operator in announcements on 3 April and 15 June 2006. No changes to Thameslink/Great Northern services are proposed. Future changes to services in the Integrated Kent franchise are set out in briefing documents published on the Department's website.
Derek Twigg: I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 24 January 2006, Official Report, columns 1990-2W to the hon. Member for Rochdale (Paul Rowen). The average age has not changed materially since this date.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential total saving from the Governments decision to specify a reduction in the number of services on some lines and to some stations in the First Great Western franchise area as part of the franchise renewal process. 
Derek Twigg: The subsidy/premium profile for the Greater Western franchise has been published on the Departments website. This can be compared with the subsidy and premiums associated with the former constituent franchises (First Great Western, First Great Western Link and Wessex Trains) in 2005-06, published by the Office of Rail Regulation in its document National Rail Trends Yearbook and is available on its website.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of trains in each franchise were delayed in the last year for which figures are available; and what average number of trains per day were delayed in each franchise. 
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) incidents there were of and (b) prosecutions there were for (i) vandalism and (ii) trespass on railway lines in each British Transport police area in relation to (A) adults and (B) juveniles in each of the last five years. 
Derek Twigg: This information is not held by the Department for Transport. Information relating to vandalism and trespass on railway lines is held by the British Transport police who can be contacted at: British Transport police, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. police.uk.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents of arson on the railways there have been since April 2003, broken down by (a) train operating company and (b) route. 
Derek Twigg: This information is not held by the Department for Transport. Information relating to arson on the railways is held by the British Transport police who can be contacted at: British Transport police, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN, e-mail: general.enquiries@.btp.pnn.police.uk.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) incidents there were of and (b) prosecutions there were for (i) criminal damage and malicious mischief and (ii) trespass on rail lines in relation to (A) adults and (B) juveniles in each of the last five years, broken down by region. 
Derek Twigg: This information is not held by the Department for Transport. Information relating to criminal damage and trespass on railway lines is held by the British Transport police who can be contacted at: British Transport police, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN. E-mail: email@example.com.
|Fatalities in City of Leicester: 2001-05|
There may be several camera housings contained within one site. The police have the discretion to enforce speed limits outside the national safety camera programme, and this could happen anywhere on the road network.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in road traffic accidents in (i) the London borough of Bexley and (ii) Greater London in each of the last five years. 
Dr. Ladyman: The number of (a) fatalities and (b) injuries in (i) the London borough of Bexley and (ii) Greater London resulting from personal injury road accidents reported to the police(1) in each of the last five years is given in the following table.
|Number of fatalities and injuries in personal injury road accidents( 1) in Bexley and Greater London: 2001-2005|
|Fatalities||Injured( 2)||Fatalities||Injured( 2)|
|(1) Reported to the police|
(2) Includes serious and slight injuries.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the impact on road safety of removing or restricting the use of street lighting in rural and semi-rural areas. 
Dr. Ladyman: Research has not been undertaken or commissioned by this Department specifically on the impact on road safety of removing or restricting the use of street lighting in rural or semi-rural areas.
Derek Twigg: We are currently seeing huge growth in the railways, with more than 1 billion passengers carried last year, and this is set to continue. To help meet this challenge we are investing record amounts in the network.
Focus is being given to improving timetabling, infrastructure maintenance and renewals and other factors that can impact on reliable delivery of train services, which in turn will impact on crowding levels. We are also considering different measures to increase the capacity of the network, from train layout and length, turnaround times and infrastructure improvements. Major investment programmes such as the West Coast Main Line modernisation project have already seen capacity improvements.
It is for the train operating companies to take decisions about the deployment of rolling stock. We will continue to review train counts and train plans to assess whether resources are being deployed effectively.
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