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Sir Michael Spicer:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Minister for Veterans will reply to the letter of 21 August 2007, Departmental reference
MC04605/2007, from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire. 
Des Browne: The UK is not engaged in Exercise Vigilant Shield 08 but is participating in Exercise Global Lightning 08, a related exercise under the aegis of the US Department of Homeland Security's overarching exercise "Top Officials 4". The costs to the UK are estimated at around £5,000 and have been met from existing travel and subsistence budgets.
Des Browne: The Permanent Joint Headquarters determines which vehicles are deployed, based on advice from operational commanders. Units deploy vehicles to meet this requirement. No unit has declined to take vehicles required for use in theatre.
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons Questions (a) 154393, (b) 154394 and (c) 154397 on the Royal Navy, tabled by the hon. Member for New Forest East on 26 July 2007 for named day answer on 8 October 2007, have not yet received substantive answers; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The answers were delayed as my weekend ministerial box was not delivered to the office until 9 October as a result of the postal strike. I replied to the hon. Member on 9 October 2007, Official Report, columns 501 and 510-11W.
Ms Rosie Winterton:
The Department for Transport sponsors a national coordinator to promote the car free initiative (In Town, Without My Car) and to collate information about local authorities who wish to register. This event takes place annually on 22 September as part of European Mobility Week. We
also provide a good practice guideMaking In Town, Without My Car Workwhich is available free of charge to the public. Records of participating towns and cities throughout the UK are kept on the Mobility Week website. This year there were 58 participating towns although none of them were in Hampshire. The link is at:
The event is voluntary and it is for local authorities to decide whether they take part and how they wish to participate. Each year European Mobility Week has a theme aimed at promoting sustainable travel initiatives. This year's theme was Streets for People.
Local authorities are aware that the Government see most merit in initiatives that reduce the need for car use and encourage better facilities for cyclists and walkers and we have stressed that it is essential that sufficient good quality public transport is provided to meet the needs of those who wish to travel on the day.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will list her Department's (a) executive agencies, (b) executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), (c) advisory NDPBs, (d) tribunal NDPBs, (e) trading funds and (f) public corporations in each financial year since 2005-06. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Details of the Department for Transport's executive agencies, non-departmental public bodies, trading funds and public corporations for 2005-06 and 2006-07 are set out in the Department's annual reports for 2006 and 2007.
The Cabinet Office provided a central list of all non-departmental public bodies for 2005-06 in its publication Public Bodies 2006. The Cabinet Office also publishes the List of Ministerial Responsibilities, which is updated on a regular basis and lists all executive agencies.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Government do not hold information on the location of all Home Zone schemes, as local authorities are able to implement them independently and are not required to provide details. Locations of completed schemes funded from the Government's Home Zones Challenge programme, and the pilot Home Zone schemes which preceded it, are listed in the following table.
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|(1 )Pilot project.|
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