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Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many complaints his Department received about First Great Western in (a) January to March, (b) April to June and (c) July to September 2008. 
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport does not have a statutory role in dealing with complaints against individual train operators. Accordingly, its register of correspondence reviewed does not explicitly identify which of the communications received about First Great Western are complaints.
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Paul Clark: The Department for Transport is in the early stages of discussions with First Great Western on plans to implement capacity increases to which the Government committed in their High Level Output Statement of July 2007.
The Departments rolling stock plan of January 2008 stated that 52 additional Diesel Multiple Unit vehicles would be allocated to the First Great Western Franchise covering the Thames Valley and the Bristol area, and that the latter would receive vehicles transferred from London Midland. It noted, however, that these plans were not prescriptive and were subject to a development process within the industry.
Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what process his Department will follow following the Governments announcement on the capacity of Heathrow Airport in the event that BAA seek permission to (a) introduce mixed-mode within the 480,000 cap and (b) introduce mixed-mode and exceed the existing 480,000 cap. 
If mixed mode operations are supported (either within the current movements cap or with additional movements), it would be for the airport operator to bring forward plans and obtain the necessary planning approvals. The Government would maintain a close interest in this but the nature and timing of any planning applications would be a commercial matter for the airport operator.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what payments have been made under the Appropriation Acts to cover unmet interest payments on the Humber Bridge debt in each year since 1982; and what other steps have been taken by the Government to cover the cost of Humber Bridge debt in each of those years. 
Paul Clark [holding answer 30 October 2008]: Any payments made under Appropriation Acts will be shown in the Supply Estimates voted by Parliament. These are available from the Library of the House. Section 16.3 (Humber Bridge Loan) of the Department for Transport's accounts 2006-07 is also relevant and a copy of the relevant section has been placed in the House Library and is also in the public domain.
Mr. Newmark: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were injured in accidents on roads or pavements involving motorised mobility aids in (a) Braintree constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England in each of the last 10 years. 
Ann Coffey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents between junction 20 and junction 6 of the M6 in each of the last five years resulted in (a) fatalities, (b) serious injuries and (c) other outcomes; and how many accidents in each category involved (i) UK-registered lorries and (ii) foreign-registered lorries. 
Paul Clark: The numbers of road traffic accidents for both northbound and southbound carriageways of the M6 between Junctions 6 and 20 for each of the last five years are given in the following table. Also shown is the number of these accidents that involved a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). Separate figures for foreign registered HGVs were not recorded prior to 2005. A single accident may involve more than one HGV.
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) serious and (b) fatal accidents there were on the M6 through North Staffordshire in each of the last two years; how many accidents there were in total in each category on motorways in England, broken down by region; and if he will make an assessment of the safety of the M6 in North Staffordshire in comparison with equivalent roads elsewhere. 
The following table details the number of serious and fatal accidents that occurred in each of the last two years, between Junction 14 of the M6 Motorway in north Staffordshire and Junction 18 in south Cheshire.
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The following table details the number of serious and fatal accidents that occurred in each of the last two years, split across the Agency's regional boundaries for the entire motorway network in England.
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