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Paul Clark: Details of total Government expenditure on the railway are published by the Office of Rail Regulation in National Rail Trends (NRT). Copies of this are available in the Library of the House. National Rail Trends states that in 1997-98, Government expenditure on rail travel was £1,829 million and rose to £5,147 million in 2007-08.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the number of vehicle miles travelled on (i) motorways and (ii) other roads annually. 
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport produces estimates of road traffic in Great Britain each year. This involves commissioning about 10,000 manual traffic counts each year. Each count lasts from 7am to 7pm on a weekday outside of holiday periods. The manual counts are combined with data from around 180 automatic traffic counters which count continuously throughout the year.
It is estimated that vehicles in Great Britain travelled 63 billion vehicle miles on motorways and 256 billion vehicle miles on other roads during 2007. This is the most recent year for which data are available.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) men and (b) women aged between 17 and 21 years were killed in road traffic accidents in (i) Hemel Hempstead, (ii) Hertfordshire and (iii) England in each of the last three years. 
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|(1) Based on 2004 parliamentary boundaries|
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Highways Agency has budgeted for expenditure on major road projects in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2013-14 and (f) 2014-15. 
In July, the then Secretary of State announced a £6 billion investment package up to 2014 to improve and make better use of strategic roads. Detailed spending plans and annual budgets have not yet been determined and will be set in the light of progress on individual projects.
Paul Clark: A formal application to review ticket office hours has been received from South West Trains under the major change procedure and is subject to consideration by the Secretary of State under normal industry processes.
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department for Transport is not responsible for speed camera deployment which is entirely a matter for local road safety partnerships. Evidence shows average speed cameras are effective at reducing road casualties and reducing the speed of all types of vehicle. Traffic law enforcement devices require type approval by the Home Office before they can be used. At the moment there are four average speed cameras going through the type approval process. As type approval depends on the outcome of tests and manufacturers reactions, it is not possible to guarantee that any particular device will be successful or that type approval will be granted within any specific time scale.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of
adjacent green field land in mitigating air borne pollution from Stansted Airport. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Government have not made any detailed assessment of this matter. The Government's policies in respect of Stansted airport were set out in the 2003 Future of Air Transport White Paper, and take account of its environmental impacts as well as its economic and other benefits.
|(1) Major projects allocations include provision for Highways Agency regional schemes as well as local authority schemes. It is for individual regions to advise on the balance.|
(2) Grant to Transport for London (TfL) includes provision for resource spend which for authorities outside London is supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government through formula grant.
(3) Cycling England allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 include £15 million each year from DCSF.
Revenue funding for de-trunking, road safety and rural bus subsidy is delivered to local authorities via the Department for Communities and Local Governments area-based grant. Allocations for 2008-11 can be found at:
Jim Fitzpatrick: All those who work in Government Departments or agencies are employed by the Crown and have the rights and obligations which attach to that status, but for the purposes of rights under specific legislation the Department or agency may be the employer in accordance with its delegated powers or be treated as the employer for the purpose of exercising delegated functions.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when he expects the work on linking one of the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo International to the main domestic Waterloo terminal to be completed; and how long after the completion date it will be before the first new train services are using the new platform 20 at Waterloo; 
(3) what plans he has for bringing the remaining four Eurostar platforms at Waterloo International into use by domestic trains after the first of these platforms is linked to the domestic Waterloo terminal; and if he will make a statement; 
(5) what feasibility studies his Department has commissioned on the future of Waterloo Terminal and Waterloo International Terminal; when these are expected to report; whether they have been asked to look into a long-term option of a 24-platform station, with each platform capable of accommodating 12 car trains; and if he will make a statement; 
(6) when he will announce a decision on new train services into Waterloo, following the decision to link one platform of the former Eurostar platforms to the main station; and if he will make a statement; 
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