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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities occurred on the A14 in Suffolk between the hours of 8pm and 8am in each year since 1997; and how many road traffic (i) accidents and (ii) fatalities occurred in Suffolk between the hours of 8pm and 8am in each year since 1997. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The numbers of reported personal injury road accidents and the resulting fatalities on the A14 in Suffolk, and in Suffolk, between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am in each year from 1997 to 2006 are given in the table.
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Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which road building projects will be (a) cancelled and (b) delayed due to the budget overrun at the Highways Agency; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Tom Harris [holding answer 18 February 2008]: The Highways Agency (HA) is currently re-estimating the costs of its roads programme following the recommendations of the Nichols Review. The Department for Transport and the Highways Agency are also studying the scope for more advanced traffic management solutions.
We will consider the national element of the HA major roads programme up to 2014 once this work is completed, and an announcement will be made in the spring. Until then it is not possible to say what the implications will be for particular schemes.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Written Statement of 30 January 2008, Official Report, columns 18-20WS, on rolling stock, how many of the 1,300 extra carriages referred to in the White Paper, Delivering a Sustainable Railway, will be (a) new rolling stock and (b) a re-deployment of existing rolling stock. 
Mr. Tom Harris [holding answer 4 February 2008]: There will be a net increase of 1,300 new train carriages. The rolling stock plan, published on 30 January details indicative figures for the number of additional carriages each train operating company will receive. Some of these train carriages will be new; some will be freed up from other train operating companies (TOCs). Some TOCs will order more trains so that they can move some of their existing carriages to other TOCs. The table at appendix B of the Rolling Stock Plan shows how many extra carriages each TOC will receive as a result of these moves.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects the Government to respond to its recent consultation on proposals to amend Section 9 of the Race Relations Act 1976. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: A summary of the responses to the consultation has been published on the Department for Transport website and has been placed in the Libraries of the House. During the course of the consultation, further issues for consideration were raised. We will be in a position to announce the Government position and timetable for amendment as soon as we have analysed the options in the light of these new points.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions her Department has had or plans to have on the causal processes and mechanisms responsible for (a) past and (b) potential future modal shifts between air transport and other modes of transport for (i) passengers and (ii) freight on (A) domestic and (B) international flights; and what representations have been received on this matter. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department for Transport regularly has discussions with and receives representations from stakeholders on matters relating to air transport. The Department also examines a range of evidence to inform its policymaking, and it is aware of a number of reports of particular relevance to modal shift between air transport and other modes, including:
To shift or not to shift, thats the question: the environmental performance of the principal modes of freight and passenger transport in the policy-making context, a report produced for the Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment by CE, Delft, March 2003
A Comparative Study of the Environmental Effects of Rail and Short-haul Air Travel, a report produced for the Commission for Integrated Transport by AEA Technology and the Civil Aviation Authority, September 2001
High Speed Line Study, an appraisal conducted for the Strategic Rail Authority by WS Atkins, October 2004.
Helen Goodman: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Leader of the House on 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 2144W. A total of 65 hon. and right hon. Members are currently paid an additional salary from within the Members estimate. This total comprises 31 select committee chairmen, 31 members of the Chairmens Panel (a reduction of one from the figure applicable at the time of the answer of 24 January) and three Deputy Speakers. (The total excludes Members in receipt of a salary under the Ministers and Other Salaries Act 1975.)
Helen Goodman: Members may use their Incidental Expenses Provision to pay for appropriate training. Members are responsible for setting up and organising such training, and may submit claims accordingly.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Leader of the House if she will bring forward proposals for a mechanism by which oral and written parliamentary questions can be asked and answered in relation to the rules on the declaration and registration of hon. Members interests; and if she will make a statement. 
Helen Goodman: I have no plans to do so. Within the overall framework set by the House, the content and interpretation of the rules relating to the declaration and registration of hon. Members interests are matters for the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and the Committee on Standards and Privileges.
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Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department gave to the (a) Fairtrade Foundation and (b) the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation in each of the last three years; how much funding he plans to allocate to these organisations in the next three financial years; and if he will make a statement. 
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We are currently discussing future funding with the FTF and FLO as the international umbrella organisation for fair trade labelling. We remain committed to expanding the fair trade sector and will consider favourably proposals that arise as a result of the strategic review.
Mr. Pope: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the UK gave in (a) bilateral aid and (b) contributions to EU aid to Nicaragua in each of the last three yeas; and how much is planned to be given in the next three years. 
Mr. Malik: Information on UK aid to Nicaragua is available in the DFID publication Statistics on International Development 2007. This publication is available online at www.dfid.gov.uk. Relevant figures are reproduced in the following tables.
|Table 1: UK total bilateral gross public expenditure (GPEX) on development to Nicaragua: 2004-05 to 2006-07|
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|Table 2: Imputed UK share of multilateral official development assistance (ODA) 2003 to 2005|
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Although Nicaragua will be classed a middle income country in 2008, we will maintain our programme at £4 million per year, switching from funding to the Government to providing support through other channels, including civil society.
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