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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with (a) BA and (b) BAA on security breaches at Heathrow Terminal 5 since the terminal opened to the public. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department investigates alleged security breaches at UK airports. Our inspectors work closely with all parties involved to ensure that robust action plans are developed where appropriate and we monitor implementation of these measures.
Geraldine Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions her Department has had with Lancashire County Council on the park and ride measures in the Heysham-M6 link scheme; 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department is currently in discussion with Lancashire county council on this scheme and expects to agree its approach to funding and appraisal, including of the park and ride element, shortly. No formal value for money assessment has been concluded to date.
It is for Lancashire county council to decide what if any additional measures should be taken forward beyond what is in their bid to the Department. The Department already provides significant funding to Lancashire£28.1 million for the current financial yearthrough
the LTP block funding allocations which could be used to fund any further complementary congestion relief measures.
Ms Rosie Winterton: It is not possible to quantify the Department's expenditure on the assessment of individual schemes. DFT officials are examining the major scheme business case submitted by Lancashire county council in accordance with existing guidance for local major transport schemes. As part of this work, the Department commissioned a specific independent review of the business case at a cost of £18,822. Due to the effects of the scheme on the strategic road network, the Highways Agency also spent approximately £16,500 on their review of assessment work submitted by Lancashire county council as part of their planning application.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with (a) environmental groups, (b) Lancashire County Council and (c) hon. Members representing local constituencies on the proposals for an M6-Heysham link road. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department had spent on consultancy fees on the Intercity Express programme at the latest date for which figures are available. 
Members of the public may, for example, seek to challenge decisions taken by the Highways Agency through statutory rights of appeal, judicial review, complaints to the Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and also the Agency's formal complaints procedure.
Mr. Tom Harris: A comprehensive list is not available, but of the three cases identifiable in the last 10 years the most recent case was in 2007 and concerns the closure of a gap in the central reservation on the A30 west of Exeter at Fingle Glen.
Jim Fitzpatrick: In 2007, the number of reported personal injury road accidents involving foreign registered heavy goods vehicles in Great Britain was 919. Details on damage only accidents are not collected by the Department for Transport.
Jim Fitzpatrick: Under our Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) programme some 12,000 HGV drivers have been trained via demonstration programmes with funding from the Department for Transport and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 2003. Further SAFED training is being supported with Government funding up to 2010 to encourage transition to fully commercial delivery of SAFED by the trainers.
The Department funds the Freight Best Practice programme which provides free guides, case studies and software to help the freight industry further improve fuel efficiency and operational efficiency. The programme includes material for Developing Skills, with guides and case studies for SAFED, plus films and pocket guides for fuel efficiency. Over 2005 and 2006 the industry achieved savings of 240,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide directly attributed to use of the programme.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will reduce the period within which a vehicle registered overseas and brought to Great Britain must be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Different orders and EC directives mean that the UK Government cannot define the period during which a foreign registered vehicle is exempt from the requirement to be registered and licensed with DVLA. However, the Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1975 states that a vehicle which is properly registered and licensed in its home country may be used by the visitor for up to six months in a 12-month period without the need to register and licence in the host country.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department provides to motorway service area (MSA) operators on the provision of automated teller machines which do not charge for cash withdrawals; if she will hold discussions with MSA operators to seek an increase in the number of free-of-charge machines at MSAs; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Tom Harris: The Department for Transport does not require operators to provide cash machines at motorway service areas. Service areas are private operations and the decision as to whether to provide cash machines lies with the site operator. Department officials meet regularly with service area operators. I will ask them to raise the matter in the course of those discussions to encourage the provision of more free-of-charge machines.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department provides on the provision of hot food and drink at motorway service areas (MSAs); whether MSA operators are required to provide hot food and drink for 24 hours a day; and what guidance her Department provides to operators on prices of food and drinks at MSAs. 
Mr. Tom Harris: Government policy on the provision of motorway service areas is contained within Department for Transport Circular 01/2008. This circular requires motorway service area operators to provide hot drinks 24 hours a day for every day of the year. Hot food must be available between the hours of 6am and 10pm every day of the year.
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much was spent by Network Rail on litter collection from land for which it is the responsible authority in each year since 2002; 
(2) whether her Department monitors Network Rail's performance in fulfilling its duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to remove litter from the railway network; and if she will make a statement; 
Mr. Tom Harris:
These are operational matters for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail network. Network Rail is a private sector company
limited by guarantee. It has its own operational policies on litter and fly-tipping clearance, consistent with current legislationthe Environmental Protection Act 1990 as amended by the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. It operates under a network licence enforced and amended by the independent Office of Rail Regulation.
Each plan sets out how Network Rail intends to continue its systematic improvement of the control of key risks and compliance with new legislation to improve the safety, health and environment delivery performance of the national network.
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The following tables show the number of ministerial cars provided to each Department since 2000-01 together with the annual contracted costs. Information for earlier years could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost. Information on numbers and costs for 2005-06 and 2006-07 were given in a written ministerial statement made by the Secretary of State for Transport on 26 July 2007, Official Report, columns 109-11WS.
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|Department||Number of cars||Annual contracted value (£)||Number of cars||Annual contracted value (£)||Number of cars||Annual contracted value (£)||Number of cars||Annual contracted value (£)|
|(1) The Cabinet Office figures include cars for the Prime Minster's Office, the Government Chief Whip and the Minister without Portfolio. (2) DETR, DSS, and MAFF were reorganised after the 2001 General Election. (3) GCS provided a car and driver to the Secretary of State for Defence only until 2003. Since then no cars or drivers have been provided to the MOD. (4) Takes into account Machinery of Government changes.|
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