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Bedford Western Bypass, Bedfordshire
Owen Street Level Crossing Relief Road, Sandwell
Selly Oak Relief Road, Birmingham
A595 Parton-Lillyhall Improvement
A58 Blackbrook Diversion, St. Helens, Merseyside
A1073 Spalding to Eye Improvement Scheme, Lincolnshire/Peterborough
B1115 Stowmarket Relief Road, Suffolk
A34 Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley Bypass, Cheshire (advanced works started in September 2008main works due January 2009)
A628 Cudworth and West Green Bypass, Barnsley
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants not in the senior civil service work in each of his Department's bargaining units on a (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent basis; and how many of these are employed on a (i) fixed-term, (ii) casual and (iii) permanent basis, broken down by Civil Service grade and pay band. 
Mr. Hoon [holding answer 30 October 2008]: The Central Department and its agencies recorded the following total (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent figures across the various pay bands for (iii) permanent and (i) fixed term appointees:
|End of September 2008 figures|
All figures show end of September 2008.
|End of September 2008 figures|
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) contractors and (b) consultants work in each of his Department's bargaining units on a (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent basis. 
|End of September figures|
|Contractors and consultants|
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any (a) contractor, (b) consultant and (c) member of staff from an employment agency, working in (i) his Department and (ii) DFT Human Resources was hired by single tender action. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanisms are in place to alert the (a) police and (b) other relevant authorities to novice drivers who lose their licence having accumulated six penalty points and do not pass another driving test, but continue to have vehicles registered in their names. 
Jim Fitzpatrick [holding answer 3 November 2008]: Where a driver has driving entitlement revoked under the provisions of the New Drivers Act they must surrender their full licence and the revocation is recorded on the drivers' database. The police have full access to the data, at all hours and at the roadside.
The registered keeper of a vehicle is responsible for taxing the vehicle and for ensuring the registration details are kept up to date, but there is no requirement that they hold a driving licence. However, the police have full access to a vehicles' data, including the details of the registered keeper, at all hours and at the roadside.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many police officers have (a) given a warning to and (b) arrested a passenger after a smoke alarm has been set off by a passenger smoking in a toilet at (i) Heathrow, (ii) Gatwick and (iii) Stansted airports in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person and robbery. Offences of illegal smoking in a public place are not notifiable offences and do not form part of the arrests collection.
Mr. Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles are registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; and how much revenue was generated from the licence fee in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers were prosecuted for (a) driving without insurance and (b) driving without a licence in each year since 1997; and what the average fine for each of these offences was in each of those years. 
Available information held by my Department for the offences of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, from 1997-2006 (latest available) are contained in the following tables. Data for 2007 should be available at the end of November 2008.
|Table A: Proceedings and average fines imposed at magistrates courts for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks( 1) , England and Wales, 1997-2006|
|Total proceedings||Average fine (£)|
|(1) Offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s. 143 (2).|
1. As from 1 June 2003, driving a motor vehicle while uninsured against third party risks became a fixed penalty offence.
2. It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings in particular those relating to summary motoring offences is less than complete.
3. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
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