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Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the (a) carbon dioxide and (b) nitrogen oxide emissions output of each fleet model of aircraft which (i) uses and (ii) is expected within the next 10 years to use (A) Heathrow and (B) other designated airports. 
The data are not readily available by aircraft type. However, the analysis underpinning the consultation on adding capacity at Heathrow used certification data on the emissions of oxides of nitrogen
by aircraft type. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) hosts the databank of certification data for jet aircraft which is available at
Similarly CO2 emissions from aircraft, at fleet level, are addressed at section 6 of annex B of the above report. These are based on forecasts of UK air passenger demand and UK aviation CO2 emissions published by the DFT in November 2007. The document can be viewed at
Paul Clark: This information is no longer collected centrally by the Department as part of the drive to reduce our burden upon local authorities in respect of the information we request annually from them.
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Data taken from LA Local Transport Plan finance forms for: 2004-05; 2005-06; 2006-07; 2007-08; 2008-09; 2008-09 (received July 2007).
We do not hold any data on the cost to local authorities of introducing cycle lanes. Local authorities have indicated in their local transport plans that they planned to spend around £60 million on cycle facilities in 2006-07.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of staff in (a) her Department and (b) the Executive agencies for which she is responsible are disabled; and what the average salary in her (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies is of (A) full-time disabled staff, (B) full-time non-disabled staff, (C) part-time disabled staff and (D) part-time non-disabled staff. 
Mr. Hoon: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Watson) on 8 October 2008, Official Report, columns 651-57W.
Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many instances of the loss of personal documents have been recorded by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each of the last five years. 
The number of fatalities resulting from reported road accidents in Great Britain for which a police officer attended the scene and recorded the contributory factor Fatigue was 87 in 2005, 78 in 2006 and 92 in 2007. Information on contributory factors is not available prior to 2005.
The contributory factor Fatigue is recorded in accidents in which the police officer's opinion at the time of reporting is that the driver/rider was unable to drive effectively or perceive hazards due to being too tired. This may or may not be due to a medical illness.
Jim Fitzpatrick: Drivers applying for a Group 2 licence (lorries and buses) must declare if they have a history of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). In addition, the medical report form D4, which has to accompany the application must be completed by a doctor and includes a specific question on sleep disorders. These forms have to be completed on licence reapplication every five years from the age of 45 until 65, and annually thereafter.
There are no procedures in place to provide regular screening of lorry drivers for undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea. However, to ensure sleep disorders are identified, DVLA includes relevant questions in the medical report that applicants for a vocational licence must have completed by a qualified medical practitioner.
The agency's publication At a Glance Guide to the Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive provides advice to medical practitioners and includes a section on sleep disorders making specific mention of sleep apnoea. The guide is freely available on DVLA's website at:
Jim Fitzpatrick: As the Secretary of State made clear in a written statement on 8 July 2008, Official Report, column 75WS, the analysis of the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation responses and updating of the impact assessment is not yet complete. We are aiming to reach conclusions later this year and will inform Parliament of our decisions.
The Virgin Trains Pendolino operated London service will increase from a half hourly frequency, to one every 20 minutes. This will be provided throughout the week. The journey time will be one hour, compared with one hour 11 minutes in 2004, before the first stages of modernising the route were implemented.
The service provided between Coventry and Birmingham by London Midland is being increased to three trains an hour. Additional new rolling stock is also being introduced by this operator, of similar design to the modern Desiro units already in operation on the semi fast services between Birmingham, Coventry and Northampton.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) the Mayor of London and (b) Transport for London over future funding of the London Underground; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The then Secretary of State my right hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, West (Ruth Kelly) made a written statement to the House on the future funding of London transport as a whole on 6 February 2008, Official Report, columns 74-75WS, the position of which remains unchanged. Departmental officials continue to hold regular meetings with Transport for London (TfL) to monitor spending and pressures across the TfL estate, including London Underground.
Jim Fitzpatrick: We have already done so. We handed out 40,000 lenses at ports of entry in November 2006; a further 90,000 over the winter months in 2007; and, we are in the middle of handing out a further 60,000 at the moment.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to (a) increase access to and (b) improve the performance of the facilities available for online renewals of vehicle licence fees. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: DVLA's electronic vehicle re-licensing (EVL) and statutory off road notification (SORN) service is not experiencing any performance issues, is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and takes less than four minutes to re-license a vehicle.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the likely effects of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agencys free prize draw for online customers on the number of people who renew their vehicle tax at their local post office. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Post Office Ltd. has, through regular discussions, been made fully aware of DVLA plans for electronic vehicle licensing and the volumes forecast to continue transacting through post office branches.
There was no separate impact assessment ahead of the prize draw as this had already been built into the transaction forecasts and shared with Post Office Ltd. This information has been incorporated into Post Office Ltd.s plans for their branch network through to 2011. There has been no reduction in the number of post office branches issuing tax discs for DVLA.
Paul Clark: We are committed to providing an accessible transport system. We have regulated to ensure that all new trains, buses and coaches are accessible to disabled people. We made provision in the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 to extend the "right of access" disabled people already have to other services to transport and to introduce other measures to improve accessibility.
New regulations which came into force on 4 December 2006 gave disabled people a 'right of access' to goods, services and facilities with respect to transport services. These duties make it unlawful for a transport operator to discriminate against a disabled person imply because they are disabled, treat disabled people less favourably or fail to make a reasonable adjustment to the way they provide their services.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on the allocation of funds to enhance passenger facilities at James Street and Liverpool Central stations. 
Paul Clark [holding answer 6 October 2008]: In its draft determination of the outputs that Network Rail should be funded to deliver in the period 2009-14, the independent Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) decided that there was not at present a sufficient case to include the James Street and Liverpool Central schemes. In its response to the ORR's consultation on its draft determination, which closed on 4 September, Network Rail accepted this independent view. The ORR's final determination is expected on 30 October.
Liverpool Central station has however been identified by the industry as a candidate station for funding from the National Stations Improvement Programme. The final selection of stations will be influenced, among other things, by the extent to which third party fundingfrom local authorities and the private sectoris secured to supplement the industry's own proposals.
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