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Peter Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) advertised and (b) actual fuel consumption in (i) imperial and (ii) metric measures are of each main model of car used by the Government car service for Ministers. 
|Jaguar 2.7 V6 Diesel||Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi 16v||Toyota Prius||Honda Civic 1.4 IMA ES|
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Government do not impose restrictions on local authorities in respect of granting parking permits, either to individuals or classes of vehicle, on any part of the public highway.
Such matters are for local decision, and local authorities have powers under Section 45 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to issue permits to people or vehicles as specified in a Traffic Regulation Order; having regard to amenity and local conditions.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers (a) entered and (b) left each port in Wales in the last 12 years; and what tonnage of (i) imports and (ii) exports there was from each port in each year. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1120W, to the hon. Member for Lewes, on railways: South East, what guidance her Department has issued to Network Rail on the development of timetables to facilitate the delivery of the East London line extension and the construction of the Thameslink project; and if she will place in the Library a copy of such guidance. 
Mr. Tom Harris: Network Rail has a requirement to develop a timetable to deliver the track access rights granted by the Office of Rail Regulation to Transport for London to facilitate the East London Line extension project phase 1, due to open in 2010. The Department has submitted no specific guidance to Network Rail in this regard.
Network Rail has recently developed the South London Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS). This study, developed with all members of the rail industry, has provided a forum for discussions from all parties about how the East London services should be implemented, including required changes to other services.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department has on the estimated average journey time by rail from Cardiff to Bangor in each of the last 12 years. 
|Timetable date||Average journey time|
Mr. Tom Harris: The Department does not hold the information requested. However HM Treasury produce analyses of public expenditure, including that spent on rail according to the country or region of the UK for whose benefit the expenditure has been incurred. This is published in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2008 (PESA) and is available on the HM Treasury website at
Mr. Tom Harris: It is estimated that in the metropolitan borough of Rotherham the Highways Agency (HA) spends approximately £560,000 per year on the M1 and M18 motorways on routine maintenance activities such as litter picking, grass cutting, winter maintenance, sweeping and routine inspections of the carriageways, safety fences and structures such as bridges and culverts.
As well as routine maintenance activities the following table shows the amount the HA spent on large scale maintenance on the M1 in the metropolitan borough of Rotherham since 2003. Due to a change of contractors in 2003, there is no data available between 2000 and 2003.
|Spend on maintenance between 2000 - to date in the metropolitan borough of Rotherham|
|(1) No information available due to change of contractor.|
Mr. MacShane: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding has been provided to the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham for the purposes of highways maintenance in each year since 2000. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The funding support allocated to Rotherham metropolitan borough council by the Department for capital highway maintenance for each year since 2000 is shown in the following table. It is for Rotherham metropolitan borough council to decide how the funding is spent in line with their priorities.
In addition, central funding support for services, including routine highways services, is provided by Communities and Local Government through the revenue support grant. This funding is not ringed fenced.
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