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Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department has given to local authorities on the safety implications of switching streetlights off early to reduce carbon emissions. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 26 February 2008]: The Department for Transport endorses "Invest to Save", which is published by the UK Lighting Board in conjunction with the Institution of Lighting Engineers. This provides guidance to local authorities considering adopting energy saving measures such as dimming or switching off lights. The document can be found at Institution of Lighting Engineers website:
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road works on the strategic road network took place in (a) the last 10 years and (b) 2007; under what mechanism and how frequently road markings are reviewed; how many road markings were (i) made and (ii) altered after accidents occurred in the vicinity in the last 12 months; and what the average length of time taken to remark a road after an initial decision to do so had been made was in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The following table shows the number of road works on the strategic road network undertaken and recorded in the years for which data are available. The increase year-by-year is not an indication of an increased number of road works but reflects improved record keeping.
Road markings are reviewed as part of an inspection programme carried out in line with TD 26/04 Inspection and Maintenance of Road Markings and Road Studs on Motorways and All purpose Trunk Roads. Inspections take place either every 7 or 28 days, depending on the inspection category of the route. The number of road markings renewed following accidents is not immediately available and the time taken between identifying a need to renew road markings and carrying out the work will depend on the category of the defect.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what process is being followed to determine the specifications for the new rolling stock planned for deployment on the east coast mainline; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The next major new rolling stock deployment on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) will be the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). The specification for IEP was set out in the Department for Transports Invitation to Tender, published in November. This is to achieve maximum benefits for passenger and value for money for taxpayers. It incorporates best-in-class features of modern trains plus targets for improving these.
The Thameslink Programme will also see the introduction of a new fleet of suburban vehicles, operating to commuter destinations on the East Coast Main Line. The Department will be initiating the procurement process later this year.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of UK registered vessels with tributyltin paint in each year since 1997; and what information her Department holds on the number of vessels with such paint with a foreign country of origin using UK waters. 
Mrs. Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many multi-agency taxi and minicabs STOP operations have been organised in (a) London and (b) Cheshire in 2007-08; how many drivers have been found to be owing outstanding fines; how much has been collected in fines; how many STOP notices have been issued; and for what types of vehicle. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Responsibility for enforcement of taxi and PHV legislation is a matter for the relevant licensing authority; other agencies have their own responsibilities for other enforcement activity which might be included in a multi-agency approach. While recognising that effective enforcement is important, we do not keep a central record of enforcement activity dedicated to taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV, that is, minicab) drivers.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2008, Official Report, column 792W, on transport: carbon emissions, if she will estimate the percentage of carbon dioxide emission reductions by 2020 likely to come from (a) policy measures and (b) technological developments independent of Government policy. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: It is not possible to separate the impacts of policy measures from technological developments that have occurred independently of Government policy. This is because many policy measures to reduce CO2 (for example, graduated VED or standards for new car CO2) will affect both the production and consumption of fuels and vehicles, and these processes interact.
However, in our modelling of the impacts of policies to improve new car fuel efficiency (including the EU voluntary agreements, graduated vehicle excise duty, company car tax, vehicle labelling) we assume that there would have been no improvements in new car fuel efficiency in the absence of these policy measures. This is because analysis of historic trends suggests that any natural improvement in fuel efficiency would have been balanced by worsening fuel efficiency from a trend towards heavier vehicles.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding the local transport authority in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk received (i) in total, (ii) per mile of road and (iii) per head of population in each year since 1997. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: My hon. Friend the Member for Lincoln (Gillian Merron), the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, provided this information up to and including 2006-07 in her reply of 22 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1048-50W. Table 1 contains the equivalent figures for 2007-08. The final amount of some funding is dependent on how much is actually claimed and the figures include the current estimate of what will be claimed for the rest of 2007-08.
Table 1 also includes final figures for 2006-07 for Cambridgeshire, which have been revised from the previous answer in the light of further information, in particular in respect of their Guided Bus Scheme.
capital for the delivery of local transport plans, including for major local authority schemes, (which can vary substantially from year to year and between authorities);
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