Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of (a) the number of computer devices left on overnight in his Department when not in use and (b) the cost of leaving computer devices on overnight when not in use in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: In the past three years my Department spent nothing on furnishings in 2005, £850 in 2006 on new desks and chairs in the Cardiff Office. In 2007 a refurbishment program was undertaken to Gwydyr House at a cost of £52,900. This involved the replacement of curtains provided for security reasons, worn carpets replaced on health and safety grounds and the replacement of worn and damaged furniture.
|(1) Includes isolated incidents of long-term sickness absence.|
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much fish was procured by his Department and at what cost in each of the last five years, broken down by species; and what amount and value of such fish met the Marine Stewardship Council standard in each such year, broken down by species. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: My Department does not have a canteen, or host meals, but fish dishes have occasionally been served at Departmental receptions among other hors d'Å"uvre. It would not be possible to identify separately any of the details requested from the cost of the reception.
It also has a strong and close relationship with UKTI both at home and overseas. This cohesive approach provides for a robust service to clients and I understand that globally International Business Wales intervention in 2007-08 helped facilitate deals of almost £170 million for companies in Wales.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 1024W, on official cars, for which Minister outside the Cabinet a car manufactured in the UK was purchased. 
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within Great Britain by representatives of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in the most recent year for which figures are available; and at what cost. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: In financial year 2007-08, the Department for Transport (Central) and two of its agencies, HA and VCA, together recorded a total of 2,766 individual domestic flight sectors. These were purchased from central travel contracts at a combined cost of £384,671.75.
In addition, DVLA purchased a further 1,832 domestic flights but the agency does not record the cost of such flights separately from other travel costs, and the information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Ms Rosie Winterton: In its work for the Eddington transport study, the Department for Transport assesses the effect of sustained high oil prices on car usage. We compare the traffic growth assuming two different long-term oil prices, one using the central' Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform oil price projections at the time of the Study, the other using a significantly higher projection.
Traffic is forecast in England to grow by just under a third between 2003 and 2025 in the central case. This assumes oil prices are $35 in 2025 (2004 prices). When Brent crude per barrel prices are assumed to be $100, traffic growth is still increasing in the period, but lowered by 6 per cent. relative to the central forecast growth.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether there are any circumstances in which a Ministers request to be provided with a British-built car would not be met by the Government Car and Despatch Agency. 
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings (a) she and (b) Ministerial colleagues have had with (i) the Olympic Delivery Authority, (ii) Transport for London, (iii) the London Development Agency, (iv) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, (v) train operating companies and (vi) the Minister for the Olympics to discuss transport plans for the 2012 Olympics in each of the last three years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Secretary of State and her ministerial colleagues have had several meetings over the past three years with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), Transport for London, train operating companies and the Minister for the Olympics, together with officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. There have been no ministerial meetings with the London Development Agency to discuss transport for the 2012 games to date. A more detailed breakdown could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Office of Rail Regulation has assumed Network Rail will receive in payments from third parties who wish to build a bridge across a railway in (a) 2004 to 2009 and (b) 2009 to 2014. 
Mr. Tom Harris: No specific allowance has been assumed by the Office of Rail Regulation in respect of payments received by Network Rail from third parties who wish to build a bridge across the railway in (a) 2004 to 2009 and (b) 2009 to 2014.
Mr. Tom Harris: The Train Driver Licensing Directive (2007/59/EC) was adopted on 23 October 2007 as part of the Third Railway Package. The directive aims to harmonise the licensing and certification of train drivers and other train crew with a safety related role. Although it specifies the minimum requirements that need to be met by a train driver, the directive does not include measures to harmonise training requirements.
The directive must be transposed by 3 December 2009. In transposing the directive for the UK the Government will work closely with all stakeholders to achieve a balanced and workable implementation in line with the principles of better regulation.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The following tables show morning peak period speeds across the 10 largest urban areas in England in 2004 and 2006, based on surveys conducted by the Department and Transport for London:
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|(1) Surveys are run over three years for the three areas of London, beginning with the central area and ending with the outer area.|
|Miles per hour|
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