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The estimated numbers of car drivers aged (a) 17 to 20, (b) 21 to 29, (c) 30 to 39, (d) 40 to 49, (e) 50 to 59, (f) 60 to 69 and (g) 70 and over years of age with a full car driving licence from 1996-98 to 2006 are shown in the following table.
|All aged 17+||17-20||21-29||30-39||40-49||50-59||60-69||70 and over|
Figures may not add exactly due to rounding.
National Travel Survey
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving a driver in his or her first year of driving following the acquisition of a full licence there were in the most recent year for which figures are available, broken down by the age of the driver. 
Mr. Plaskitt: Subject to passage of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill, the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission will not be able to apply to the court for a curfew order until it has made a liability order, and (where appropriate) attempted to recover payment of the monies owed by use of bailiffs, third party debt order or an interim charging order. This will ensure that this type of compliance measure remains very much a last resort.
The length and constraints of the curfew order will be at the discretion of the court within the bounds of current legislation; they must not exceed six months and must be between two and 12 hours a day.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many telephone calls to the Child Support Agency (a) were received and (b) received the engaged tone in each month since July 2005. 
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive. As the Chief Executive is currently on annual leave, I am responding, with his authority, on his behalf. You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many telephone calls to the Child Support Agency (a) were received and (b) received the engaged tone in each month since July 2005. 
The number of telephone calls made to the Child Support Agency which received an engaged tone from July 2005 to March 2008 is included in the attached table.
Further information on the Agency's telephony performance is available in Table 16 of the Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics, a copy of which can be found in the House of Commons library or on the internet at the following link:
The Agency has shown significant and sustained improvement in telephony performance under the Operational Improvement Plan. In the year ending March 2008 the Agency received 5,369,000 calls from clients and answered 98% of calls available to be answered, with an average waiting time of twenty seconds, and with less than 1% of calls receiving an engaged tone.
|Number of telephone calls made to the Child Support Agency (old system and new system) which received an engaged tone from July 2005 to March 2008|
|Month||Client telephone calls||Number of telephone calls which received an engaged/busy tone|
| Notes: 1. Information includes old system (CSCS) and new system (CS2) telephone calls. 2. The agency does not limit its system capacity to take calls and service providers have assured the agency of sufficient trunk capacity. Clients will only hear an engaged tone as the result of a technical fault usually at network level. Clients hearing an engaged tone will often redial immediately and unwittingly add to the problem. Certain months have seen a disproportionately high number of such incidents.|
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