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Paul Clark: Over the weekend of 15 and 16 November we introduced a number of changes to the charging regime at the Dartford Crossing, an increase in daytime charges, the removal of night time charges when traffic is lighter and discount schemes for immediate residents in the vicinity of the crossing in Kent and Essex. The charges exist to address serious congestion pressures at the crossing, and the new arrangements we are introducing follow two consultation exercises. There are no plans to reverse the increases.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East of 6 October 2008, Official Report, columns 198-99W, on departmental buildings, what the cost of each refurbishment was. 
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Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) on a flexible working contract, (b) on a job share employment contract and (c) work from home for more than four hours a week. 
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) memory sticks, (b) laptop computers, (c) desktop computers, (d) hard drives and (e) mobile telephones were (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from his Department in each year since its inception. 
Mr. Hoon: The Department for Transport was formed in 2002 and now includes seven agencies, a shared service centre and the central Department, with a total staff of over 19,000. The figures provided here for lost and stolen devices are for the entire Department including its agencies and shared service centre where that information is available. The figures provided do not include losses or thefts where records are not available, where equipment has not been procured centrally, or where such losses or thefts were not reported. The figures are as follows:
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three years; and what the cost of each contract was. 
Mr. Hoon: The Department for Transport commissions the production of press cuttings of national, regional and specialist media coverage of transport issues, and these services form the majority of media monitoring costs. The following table lists organisations that provided media monitoring services to the Department in each of the last three financial years and the cost.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for which Government websites his Department is responsible; how many visitors each received in the last period for which figures are available; and what the cost of maintaining each site was in that period. 
Where annual maintenance costs are not available this is due to a number of reasons; either the site has only recently been available and maintenance costs are only applicable for the current financial year; the costs are part of a much larger contract and cannot be itemised; or the costs cannot be calculated without incurring disproportionate costs. Costs provided do not include staff costs.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the methods by which all contractors, consultants and staff from employment agencies working in DfT Human Resources and DfT(C) Human Resources were hired. 
Mr. Hoon: Human Resources in the Department for Transport and in its Agencies use framework arrangements for the hire of agency staff. Consultants and contractors are generally hired through competitive tender using pre-negotiated frameworks.
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