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Table 2b: All injury accidents (involving at least 1 HGV) on A(M) roads by year
‘A (M)’ 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

1

42

46

53

59

63

68

55

41

51

63

541

3

1

1

0

0

2

2

2

1

0

0

9

38

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

5

66

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

3

74

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

3

194

2

0

2

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

9

308

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

404

1

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

6

627

2

5

5

3

2

1

3

2

0

2

25

Total

49

53

61

65

69

74

62

48

54

68

603


Sea Rescue: Pay

Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average salary of coastguards in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England was in each year since 1979. [205619]

Jim Fitzpatrick: Information is only available for 2002 onwards.

The average basic wage for the different grades of Coastguards for those who work in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England is in the following tables.


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(a) Cornwall
Grade Name 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Coastguard Watch Asst

10,876

12,934

13,074

12,870

13,630

13,752

13,887

Watch Officer

15,912

15,837

16,331

16,337

17,082

16,468

15,911

Sector Manager

19,379

20,058

21,923

22,863

23,799

24,589

24,630

Watch Manager

21,219

22,959

20,972

22,522

23,356

24,044

24,044

RCC Manager

26,823

26,168

24,488

26,124

27,438

28,705

28,705


(b) South West
Grade Name 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Coastguard Watch Asst

10,789

12,353

12,858

13,116

13,330

13,512

13,557

Watch Officer

14,982

15,748

16,345

16,325

16,610

16,742

16,380

Sector Manager

19,532

21,110

22,312

22,202

23,346

23,527

23,025

Watch Manager

19,964

22,034

20,462

21,646

22,805

23,017

22,794

RCC Manager

26,370

25,040

24,783

26,230

27,438

28,478

28,478


(c) England
Grade Name 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Coastguard Watch Asst

10,690

11,955

12,606

12,881

13,069

13,399

13,417

Watch Officer

14,770

15,515

15,977

16,426

16,415

16,769

16,498

Sector Manager

19,991

21,302

21,693

22,479

22,740

22,954

22,986

Watch Manager

20,137

22,167

21,655

22,518

22,637

23,508

23,286

RCC Manager

25,175

25,795

26,089

26,652

27,796

27,673

26,997


In addition to these salaries, a 25 per cent. coastguard allowance is paid to coastguard watch assistants, watch officers and watch managers, a 15 per cent. coastguard allowance to sector managers and an on call allowance to RCC managers.

Treasury

Child Benefit

Andrew Selous: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the longest period of time between the receipt of an application for child benefit and the determination of that application has been in 2008 to date; and if he will make a statement. [206099]

Jane Kennedy: The information requested is available only at a disproportionate cost.

However, in the year 2007-08 almost 65 per cent. of claims were decided within five working days and 94 per cent. were decided within 36 working days.


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