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Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2008, Official Report, column 1005W, on the A14: lorries, how many lorry movements there were on average per day on the A14 in 2006; and what percentage of overall vehicle movements along the road this figure represents. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The annual average daily flow for the A14 in 2006 was 8,273 for heavy goods vehicles and 46,051 for all motor vehicles. Heavy goods vehicles therefore accounted for 18 per cent. of total flow.
This is a representative traffic flow for any randomly selected point on the A14.
Mr. Gummer: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) regulations and (b) guidance govern the carrying of hand luggage on aeroplanes leaving (i) Heathrow and (ii) Gatwick; and who is responsible for determining the number of pieces of hand luggage allowed per passenger on commercial aircraft. 
The previous restriction on the number of cabin bags permitted to be carried at both Heathrow and Gatwick has been lifted. It is for the airlines and airports to apply their own local policies on the number of bags which may be taken on to
aircraft by passengers. The only restriction is on the size of cabin bag (remains at 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) and there are no plans to change this. These dimensions are in line with The International Air Transport Associations recommended practice.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the consultation on the bus services operation grant and fuel duty rebate is expected to end. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Our consultation document Local Bus Service SupportOptions for Reform was published on 13 March. The closing date for responses is 5 June.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1154-55W, on departmental information officers, if she will break down the figures provided by agency. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Further to my answer of 6 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1154-55W, individual executive agency figures readily available for press officers and communication officers are as follows, together with corrected information. Some data are not available without disproportionate cost.
The full time equivalent number of staff employed on press officer activities for 2002-03 to 2007-08 is as follows:
| Note: Figures for 2005-06 have been corrected from my answer of 6 February.|
The Department does not have a communication officer grade. Figures shown are for communication specialists engaged in a range of communications activities, and excluding press officers. The full time equivalent (FTE) number employed as at:
|October 2006||July 2007||February 2008|
Comparable data are not available prior to October 2006 without disproportionate cost.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) permanent civil service posts, (b) permanent non-civil service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers there were in her Department in each month since May 2005. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Office for National Statistics publishes Civil Service employment statistics every quarter in the Public Sector Employment First Release. The latest statistics published are for Q4 (December) 2007. Table 6 of the publication provides a breakdown of employment by Government Department. This has been available since Q1 2006 and from Q4 2006 included a breakdown of permanent and temporary/casual employees.
The detailed information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Pope: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent on publicity and advertising in 2007-08. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The total figures for the Departments advertising and publicity spend for the 2007-08 fiscal year are set out as follows. Please note, the figures are provisional outturn and subject to audit.
|2007-08 (expected outturn) (£)|
The majority of advertising investment by the central Department is in support of the THINK! road safety, Act on CO2, aviation security and bus concessionary passes campaigns. Major advertising investment by Executive agencies has been by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, to explain changes to the car tax rules.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total cost was of (a) salaries for permanent civil service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-civil service posts and (c) payments to temporary or agency workers in her Department in each month since May 2005. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1414-16W, on departmental public relations, which (a) lead public relations company and (b) other public relations companies worked on each campaign by her Department and its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the cost of each campaign was. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: External public relations companies who have worked to support the Department and executive agencies communications activities since the 2002-03 fiscal year are:
|Major communication activity||Agency|
DVLA communications (including the promotion of registered number plate suppliers, electronic vehicle licensing, and local office networks)
Total costs incurred since 2002-03 on external public relations agencies and promotions are approximately £3,158,000. Breaking down these costs by each individual campaign over the past five years could be done only at disproportionate cost.
With apologies to the hon. Member, I would like to provide additional figures to my answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1414-16W. Figures provided then did not include expenditure on PR support that DVLA commissioned through the Central Office of Information. Total expenditure for DVLA in each fiscal year since 2003-04 is as follows:
|(1) Spend through COI not available.|
(2) Estimated outturn.
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