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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the impact of her proposal for Heathrow expansion on each of the Government's emissions reduction objectives. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Emissions from international aviation do not currently score as UK emissions. The Climate Change Bill includes provisions which would enable Ministers to include international aviation emissions in UK totals in the event of developments in international carbon reporting practices for the sector.
The UK is continuing to press for the inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). As the Heathrow consultation document states, under current proposals aviation emissions would effectively be capped at the average level over the period 2004 to 2006. This means that when the trading scheme is established, any additional aviation emissions above that level would lead to no increase in total emissions, since airlines would have to pay for the equivalent emissions reductions in other sectors.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many multi-purpose test centres will be required for the implementation of the second European driving licence directive for motorcycles; how many are currently in operation; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The second European driving licence directive EC 2000/56 gives member states some discretion on how to implement the directive. Following ministerial approval, the Driving Standards Agency plans to deliver the new motorcycling test from a national network of around 60 multi-purpose test centres. Currently 17 centres are operational.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accidents were recorded in each region in each of the last five years; how many of these resulted in (a) fatalities and (b) injuries; and if she will make a statement. 
|Number of accidents|
|Region||Fatal||Injury( 1)||Fatal||Injury( 1)||Fatal||Injury( 1)||Fatal||Injury( 1)||Fatal||Injury( 1)|
|(1 )Serious or slight injury accident|
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations she has received on the maximum speed limit for (a) a single carriageway road and (b) a dual carriageway road which has been permanently constricted to a single carriageway for a set distance. 
Jim Fitzpatrick [holding answer 25 March 2008]: The Department has, from time to time, received representations from interested parties requesting information on the maximum speed limit for dual carriageways, including dual carriageways constricted to a single carriageway.
I am replying as National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales to your recent question asking the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information will be collected in the 2011 Census.
The question development and testing programme is not yet complete and decisions about the information to be collected in the 2011 Census in England and Wales have not yet been made.
A White Paper setting out the proposals for the 2011 Census is scheduled to be published towards the end of 2008. However it will not be possible to confirm what questions and response categories are to be included in the 2011 Census until the consultation and question testing programme is complete and formal approval is given by Parliament in 2010.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many live births there were in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) region and (b) primary care trust area. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your question about how many live births there were in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) region and (b) Primary Care Trust area. (195752)
The latest year for which figures are available is 2006. Births are assigned to an area according to the usual residence of the mother at the time of the birth, as stated at registration.
The number of live births in 2006 by (a) region and (b) Primary Care Trust within England and Local Health Board within Wales are provided in the attached tables.
|Live births by area of usual residence of mother, England and Wales, 2006|
|Area of usual residence of mother (Government office region)||Live births|
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