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Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent by her Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many people are employed by her Department for this purpose. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The central Department and its agencies have in place equality and diversity teams to ensure compliance with all equality legislation. These teams actively promote equality and diversity in the development of policy and in the treatment of their staff. However, the work of these teams is only a small part of the Department's diversity related activities.
Diversity activity is incorporated within all relevant functions of the Department. These activities meet the joint aims of promoting diversity and seeking to eliminate unlawful discriminatory activity. It is not possible to identify a total spend for promotional activity.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many attempted hacking or suspected cyber attacks or other malicious computer security breaches were committed against the computer systems of (a) her Department and (b) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each of the last three years for which information is available; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: It is not in the interests of the UKs national security for Departments to confirm whether they hold information about attacks against their IT systems. This would enable individuals to deduce how successful the UK is in detecting these attacks and so assist such persons in testing the effectiveness of the UKs IT defences.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the percentage turnover of staff was in (a) her Department and (b) her Departments agencies in (i) the last 12-month period and (ii) the last 24-month period for which figures are available. 
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David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Departmental employees were paid (a) over £60,000 and (b) over £100,000 per annum, inclusive of bonuses, in the most recent financial year for which figures are available. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The number of departmental employees and its agencies earning over £60,000 a year is 337. The number of departmental employees and its agencies earning over £100,000 is 44. These results are from the last financial year.
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Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road traffic accidents were caused by (a) drink-driving and (b) drug-driving in each year since 1997, broken down by police force area; 
Information on whether or not drivers involved in accidents failed a drugs test is not available. However information is collected on whether or not impairment by drugs (illicit or medicinal) was a contributory factor. The contributory factors reflect the reporting officers opinion at the time of reporting and in the case of impairment by drugs (illicit or medicinal) may not necessarily be the result of a drugs test. This information is not available broken down by police force area. This information for Great Britain is shown in the table.
|Reported personal injury road accidents in which impairment by drugs (illicit or medicinal) was reported as a contributory factor and the number of resulting fatalities: Great Britain 2005-06|
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many serious road injuries and fatalities were related to drink-driving in the (a) last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The information requested is available from table 3a of the Drinking and driving article of Road Casualties Great Britain: 2006 annual report. Copies of the report have been deposited in the Libraries of the House. This table can also be found on the Department's website at the following address:
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on sending out letters of apology to people whose details have been lost in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
In the most recent exercise, on 7 December, letters of apology were despatched to 1,215 customers who had been part of an accuracy survey within which a mistake had been made by DVLA. The cost of this exercise was £405 in postage and £72 in printing and materials.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Governments current consultation on proposals for the future development of Heathrow airport closes on 27 February. If, following the consultation, policy approval is given for a third runway at Heathrow, it would be for the airport operator to take this forward in the planning system. It would not be appropriate for me to comment on the timing or outcome of the planning process.
Jim Fitzpatrick: As indicated in the 2003 Future of Air Transport White Paper, the Government have worked with BAA and other relevant bodies to examine how local limits on the development of a third runway could be met. The conclusions of this work are presented in the consultation Adding Capacity at Heathrow airport which the Government published on 22 November.
Jim Fitzpatrick: Our consultation document Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport sets out our analysis of the local air quality impacts of an expanded airport and indicates how we believe the EU limits could be met. As we say in that document (paragraph 3.186), if any proposals are taken forward to a planning application, it would be for the airport operator to demonstrate that appropriate mechanisms are in place to monitor the situation and regulate activity on the airport in the event of approaching the environmental limits. In the light of legal obligations to meet the air quality limit values, the airport operator, Government and other agencies would need to work together in devising and implementing any necessary mitigation measures.
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