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Mr. Tom Harris: The estimated cost of the Northern Route option for improving the A303 past Stonehenge was £317 million, assuming a start of construction in 2010 and a forecast inflation rate of 4.5 per cent. per annum beyond a price base of 2006. This information is available in the Scheme ReviewStage 2 Report, published on the Department for Transport website.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost has been to (a) her Department and (b) the Highways Agency of preparatory work on the A303 Stonehenge improvement scheme since July 2005. 
Mr. Tom Harris: Since July 2005, the Department of Transport and the Highways Agency have incurred costs of £2.5 million in undertaking further work related to the A303 Stonehenge Improvement scheme. This figure excludes the time of departmental officials which cannot be separately identified.
The Independent Review of Airport Policing completed last year, concluded that the current system of designation of airports for police purposes was outdated and unfit for purpose. The Government fully accepted this finding. We are working with
stakeholders to deliver a solution which ensures that airports and the police can work together to identify where a police presence might be required and how industry will pay for this. This will require a legislative solution.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the likely economic effects of the proposed expansion of Heathrow on (a) BAA airlines and aviation-related industries, (b) businesses working on the expansion of the airport, (c) London residents and (d) people outside London. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The economic assessment of additional capacity at Heathrow is set out at Annex B of the consultation document Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport (November 2007). The current approach does not take into account the benefits to airlines of additional capacity over and above the welfare benefits to its passengers. It also excludes benefits to businesses working on the expansion of the airport.
The analysis suggests that a third runway at Heathrow would generate around £17.1 billion worth of economic benefits in terms of net present value. We have not separately quantified how the benefits are distributed between Londoners and people outside London.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The existing night flights regime lasts until 2012. This provides for no increase in the number of movements and a gradual reduction in noise as quieter aircraft are introduced. Decisions on the night regime to apply beyond 2012 will be subject to separate consultation and do not depend on the capacity of runways.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the contribution made to the UK economy by transit passengers using UK airports in the last period for which figures are available. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Annual aircraft noise contourswhich connect points having the same average noise exposureare produced for the Department by the Environmental Research and Consultancy Department (ERCD) of the Civil Aviation Authority. Contours are generated by a computer model validated against actual noise measurements in line with latest internationally recommended guidance.
Future predictions, such as the contours for various possible scenarios in the Adding Capacity at Heathrow airport consultation, rely on assumptions about the likely fleet mix and are therefore necessarily indicative. I am nevertheless satisfied that ERCD's noise modelling, whether historical or prospective, is reliable and robust.
The Government recognise that rail can provide a useful alternative to air travel especially over shorter distances. But many domestic flights provide connections into the international network at airports such as Heathrow, providing benefits to the UK regions and helping to maintain UK competitiveness.
Vehicle Excise Duty, which is graduated according to a car's CO2 emissions;
Company Car Tax, which is also geared to CO2 emissions;
the cost of fuel.
These incentives relate to running costs rather than purchase cost but they have a direct effect as considerations when purchasing a vehicle. In March 2007 the Department for Transport launched the Act On CO2 communications campaign providing information to consumers on purchasing new cars including the 'Best on CO2' top 10 rankings in association with What Car? This reinforces the introduction of more informative labelling in car showrooms in 2005.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is her Departments policy to use (a) incandescent light bulbs and (b) LED lights for festive decorations on departmental premises. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department for Transport has no specific policy on this matter. However, where use is permitted all such items must be subject to portable appliance testing. In addition, items must be fixed securely, switched off overnight and should not have trailing wires.
Mr. Tom Harris: Crossrail has formed a key element of the Department for Transports infrastructure investment plans for several years. As such, confirmation of the funding package has not affected plans in other areas.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the cost of extending Crossrail from Maidenhead to Reading; whether the upgrade of Reading station has had an effect on that cost; and what estimate she has made of the cost of adapting Maidenhead as the station at the end of the Crossrail line. 
The effect of the Reading upgrade project, which also includes re-signalling from Maidenhead to Reading, would be to reduce the cost of extending Crossrail to Maidenhead by approximately £50 million in outturn prices. The vast majority of that cost reduction would stem from the re-signalling works; only a small part of it relates to works at Reading station itself.
We have taken many initiatives to encourage increases in cycling including some specific measures to increase cycling to work since 1997. These include encouraging local authorities who are responsible for the roads on which most cycling takes place to develop local cycling strategies and improved cycle networks through increased Local Transport Plan settlements. Local authorities outside London increased their spend on cycling, from £29.5 million in 2001-02 to £36 million in 2005-06. A report for Cycling England in 2004 showed over 80 per cent. of local authorities had improved their performance in providing facilities for cyclists.
Employers also have a part to pay in encouraging their staff to cycle to work. Secure cycle parking, showers and changing facilities can support Government initiatives such as the group consumer
credit licence we have made available to all UK businesses to enable employers to purchase cycles for their employees to cycle to work and take advantage of tax savings. Around 70,000 people are already participating in the scheme.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department for Transport (central) and five of its agencies currently do not record travel expenditure by class of travel. The information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Jim Fitzpatrick: Since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25 July 2007. Details for the current financial year will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year. From next year, the list will include details of overseas visits undertaken by all Ministers. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the ministerial code.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many air miles were travelled by Ministers in her Department in each year since 2000; and what estimate she has made of the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced as a result; 
(2) how many air miles were travelled by (a) the Secretary of State and (b) Ministers in her Department on short haul flights over the last year; and what estimate she has made of the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced as a result of these flights. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas travel by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25 July 2007. Details for the current financial year will be published as soon as possible after the end of the financial year. From next year, the list will include details of overseas visits undertaken by all Ministers. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code .
All central Government ministerial and official air travel has been offset from 1 April 2006. Departmental aviation emissions are calculated on an annual basis and subsequently offset through payments to a central fund. The fund purchases certified emissions
reductions credits from energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with sustainable development benefits, located in developing countries.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what data her Department (a) shares, (b) is in discussion to share and (c) has been approached in the last 12 months to share with other Government Departments; and which Departments have requested information. 
Driver details (as it appears on the driving licence); Vehicle registration details (including vehicle keeper data); Personal data of property owners who might claim compensation payments when highways schemes are developed, Driver trainer details; Driving applicant details including test results; Type approval data (e.g. vehicle type, subject approval, manufacturers details, enforcement reports); Names of departmental and DfT stakeholder contact details for both work and out of hours; Defence and Civil Contingency Planning; Hydrographic data of UK seabed; Automatic Identification System for ships (AIS) including Vessel details; Seafarer data and statistics; Maritime vessels using Halon; UK Ships Register; Shipping company and vessel details for Tonnage Tax (e.g. vessel name, flag state, vessel IMO number, training commitment).
The Department has arrangements to share the a for e mentioned categories of data as applicable and relevant with specific Government Departments in the following list (again, for reasons of national security, some data may not be included):
Crown Prosecution Service
Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Department for Children Schools and Families
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Department of Health
Department for Work and Pensions
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Her Majestys Revenue and Customs
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Justice
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