Mr. Winnick: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many full-time non-manual staff of the House who are not officers of the House receive salaries of (a) more than £40,000, (b) £30,000 to £40,000, (c) £25,000 to £30,000, (d) £20,000 to £25,000 and (e) under £20,000 per year. 
|Basic annual rate of pay as at 1 April 2007||Number of full-time non-manual staff|
Mr. Tom Harris: The Highways Agency plans to spend approximately £1.6 million during 2007-08 on planning three proposed major road improvements on the A21Tonbridge bypass to Pembury Dualling, Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst improvements and improvements to the A21 Baldslow junction.
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2007, Official Report, column 1517W, on the A69: Greenhead, whether the A69 Greenhead diversion scheme contract obliged the Northumberland county council engineer to obtain prior approval from officials of her Department before certifying for payment ICE contract clause 60(6) interest. 
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2007, Official Report, column 1517W, on the A69: Greenhead, whether her Department authorised the Northumberland county council engineer to certify for payment £103,974.92 clause 60(6) interest in connection with the A69 Greenhead diversion scheme. 
Mr. Tom Harris: There was no legal requirement on the engineer to seek prior approval from the department before he made a certificate. If the engineer had nonetheless done so, the contract would not have obliged him to take any notice of the departments response.
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many bus journeys were made in Gravesham in each year since 1997; and how many passenger kilometres such journeys represented in each year. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department collects statistics on bus passenger patronage through an Annual Survey of Public Service Vehicle operators, complemented by quarterly surveys of the largest operators. The statistics are not collected at a level of detail to provide information for Gravesham.
Mr. Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Department spent on (a) management consultants and (b) other external consultants and advisers in each year since 2000; and which of these consultants undertook work for the Department with a total contractual value in excess of £10 million over this period. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, columns 1283-4W, on Government shareholding, what the nature and status is of the special shares held by her Department in (a) Eurostar (UK) Ltd, (b) London and Continental Railways Ltd, (c) Union Railways (North) Ltd and (d) Inter-Capital and Regional Rail Ltd. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The Government hold non-balance sheet special shares in all four companies. None of the shareholdings confers voting rights but they do provide Ministers with certain rights sufficient to safeguard the business and ensure continuity of the project.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) deaths there have been and (b) serious injuries have been sustained in accidents involving a vehicle registered in another EU country in each year since 2000, broken down by country; and in how many cases in each year the European registered vehicle was exceeding the speed limit. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The information on the country of registration of vehicles involved in reported personal injury road accidents is not recorded. However since 2005, the Department has collected information on whether vehicles involved in accidents are foreign registered.
In 2005, there were 59 fatalities and 348 seriously injured casualties resulting from accidents involving foreign registered vehicles. Of these, there were two fatalities and four seriously injured casualties resulted from accidents in which the foreign registered vehicles had exceeding the speed limit as a contributory factor.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of accessibility at rail stations in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire; what plans she has to improve accessibility at those stations; and what estimate she has made of the cost of doing so. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The Department does not hold information on the level of accessibility at stations in Leeds or across West Yorkshire. Station accessibility is assessed by train operating companies and collated by the Association of Train Operating Companies. The information is published at www.nationalrail.co.uk
To improve access at stations, we have allocated £370 million Access for All funding up to 2015. Stations have been included in the programme based on footfall, weighted against the incidence of disability locally (using information contained in the 2001 census). Huddersfield, Keighley and Shipley have been selected for inclusion in the programme up to 2011. These will be provided with a stepfree route into the station and to, and between, each platform. It is too early to give an accurate estimate of the likely cost of these works.
Mr. Tom Harris: The then Secretary of State for Transport my right hon. Friend the Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire, South (Mr. Douglas Alexander) announced on 4 April 2007, the results of the recent consultation on the implementation of the Brighton Main Line (BML) Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS).The key decision is that, at the busiest times of day, the Gatwick Express will run beyond Gatwick to Brighton, doubling the number of express trains between Brighton and London Victoria in the high peak. This service change will take place in December 2008.
Mr. Tom Harris: This information is not held by the Department for Transport but by the British Transport police who can be contacted at: British Transport Police, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Number of self-inflicted deaths at HMP Leeds( 1)|
|(1 )The Prison Service definition of self-inflicted deaths is broader than the legal definition of suicide and includes all deaths where it appears that a prisoner has acted specifically to take their own life. This inclusive approach is used in part because inquest verdicts are often not available for some years after a death (some 20 per cent. of these deaths will not receive a suicide or open verdict at inquest). Annual numbers may change slightly from time to time as inquest verdicts and other information become available.|
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what proportion of verdicts returned by coroners inquests (a) in England and Wales and (b) in each coroners region were (i) death by accident or misadventure, (ii) death from natural causes, (iii) suicide, (iv) open verdicts, (v) death from industrial diseases, (vi) death from dependent abuse of drugs, (vii) death from non-dependent abuse of drugs, (viii) homicide and (ix) all other in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many and what proportion of coroners inquests (a) in England and Wales and (b) in each coroners region were adjourned and not resumed in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) how many and what proportion of coroners inquests (a) in England and Wales and (b) in each coroners region had a verdict returned in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
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