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Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on benefits for unemployed people in Warrington (a) for the year ending March 1997 and (b) in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by type of benefit. 
|Spend on benefits for unemployed people in Warrington. (Warrington, North and Warrington, South parliamentary constituencies)|
1. Figures are in cash terms and are rounded to the nearest 100,000.
2. Figures are consistent with Budget 2007.
3. Unemployed Benefit and Income Support for the unemployed were benefits prior to Jobseekers Allowance which were paid in 1996-97 along with Jobseekers Allowance which was introduced in October 1996.
4. Figures are based on 5 per cent. samples and are therefore subject to sampling variation.
Information Directorate, 5 per cent. samples and DWP Expenditure tables
James Purnell: We have no plans extend winter fuel payments to disabled people aged under 60. Help is already available through disability benefits and the disability premium in income-related benefits in recognition of the extra costs, including heating, which disabled people may have.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to answer Question (a) 122108 and (b) 122109, tabled for answer on 22 February 2007 by the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, on 18 to 24 year olds who are not in employment, education or training. 
Mr. Jim Murphy [holding answer 19 March 2007]: Replies were given to my right hon. Friends question number 122108 on 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1830W and to question number 122109 on 21 June 2007, Official Report, column 2248W.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will answer Question (a) 138125, tabled on 15 May 2007, on Pension Credit, (b) 121447, tabled on 8 February 2007, on the Financial Assistance Scheme, (c) 102309, tabled on 20 November 2006, on council tax and (d) 102211, tabled on 17 November 2006, on Incapacity Benefit, by the hon. Member for Yeovil. 
Mr. Plaskitt: The hon. Members question 138125 was replied to on 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1742W. Question 121447 was replied to today, 25 June 2007. Question 102309 was transferred to the Department for Communities and Local Government and question 102211 was transferred to HM Treasury.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on the construction of the A21 upgrade between Flimwell and Hurst Green; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: None. The proposed A21 upgrade between Flimwell and Hurst Green has not been prioritised by the South East region as part of its advice to Ministers on projects to be funded by the Regional Funding Allocation for the period up to 2016.
Mr. Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make changes to the slip road off the A38 at Lee Mill as a matter of urgency to reduce the risk of motorists entering it from the wrong direction. 
Dr. Ladyman: The layout of the road at this junction is designed to discourage road users from entering from the wrong direction. In view of the recent fatal accident that has taken place on the A38 near this junction, the Highways Agency wish to review the outcome of police investigations and consider whether further enhancements to the road layout are necessary.
Dr. Ladyman: Site work is currently under way to improve the capacity and safety of Deep Lane junction. As a result of identifying an increased accident rate, a safety study is also to be carried out at the westbound on-slip road. In addition, major improvements to the junction are proposed which will accommodate a growth in demand from nearby developments.
Mr. Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to assess the safety of the informal junctions on the A38 at Lyneham, Cadleigh and Choakford as a matter of urgency. 
Dr. Ladyman: These junctions currently serve small local communities and have a relatively good safety record. They will continue to be monitored closely and action taken as necessary. Closure of the eastbound on-slip at Lyneham (Voss Farm) is imminent in order to prevent use by construction vehicles from Langage Power Station.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of people who took (a) no, (b) one, (c) two, (d) three or four and (e) five or more single or return flights (i) in total, (ii) to UK destinations, (iii) to European destinations and (iv) to worldwide destinations in the last 12 months, broken down by (A) income quintile and (B) classification of residential neighbourhoods. 
Gillian Merron: The following table shows the number of flights in percentage terms taken by adults in Great Britain during the last 12 months (2006). Data are not available by income quintile, but in five broad bands as shown as follows.
|Household income group|
|Number of flights in last 12 months||Under £10,000||£10,000 but under £20,000||£20,000 but under £29,000||£29,000 but under £44,000||£44,000 or more||All respondents|
2006 British Social Attitudes Survey conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The 2006 results are not yet published by NatCen.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving (a) large aircraft, (b) light aircraft, (c) ultralight aircraft and (d) helicopters occurred in England and Wales in each of the last five years. 
Gillian Merron: The number of reportable accidents occurring within the London Flight Information Region of the UK, which equates approximately to England and Wales, for each of the last five years is set out as follows. The number of those accidents which involved fatalities is shown in brackets.
|Large aeroplanes (above 5,700 kg)||Light aeroplanes (5,700 kg and below)||Microlights||Helicopters|
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will take steps to transfer responsibility for setting allowances for the number and weight of passenger hand baggage to airports and airlines; 
(4) what discussions he has had with airports and airlines on the (a) implementation of, (b) amendments to and (c) alleviation of the current restrictions on the number of pieces of hand baggage allowed per passenger in the last three months. 
Gillian Merron: The one cabin bag per passenger is part of a package of measures to manage the current very real threat to aviation in the UK. The resulting reduction in the number of x-ray images per passenger ensures that the security checks are undertaken to the highest possible standard. The current security regulations are kept under constant review; and we have made clear throughout our readiness to remove the one bag limit once industrycollectivelyis confident of its ability to deliver security effectively without it.
The Secretary of State and officials have discussed the current cabin baggage restrictions with industry representatives at formal meetings such as the National Aviation Security Committee, and also during informal discussions with airline and airport operators. Since security measures are discussed, minutes of meetings are classified Restricted, and it would not be appropriate to publish them.
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons are for the different hand baggage allowance for passengers leaving the UK and passengers arriving in the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: The Department has currently placed a limit of one cabin bag per passenger in order to manage the current threat to aviation in the UK, which is higher than for most other countries. The resulting reduction in the number of x-ray images per passenger ensures that the security checks are undertaken to the highest possible standard. This measure has not been adopted by other states.
Gillian Merron: The UK has taken the lead in securing aviations inclusion into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. This is in line with the Governments plans to tackle aviations climate change impacts as set out in The Future of Air Transport White Paper.
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