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Jim Fitzpatrick: One representation was received from a Member of the Scottish Parliament in February about the flight path of aircraft travelling to and from Glasgow International Airport. The correspondence was passed to the Scottish Government for a response as aircraft noise is an executively devolved matter.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what (a) the model and (b) level was of tailpipe emissions of cars owned by the Government Car and Despatch Agency used by (i) members of the Cabinet and (ii) the Leader of the Opposition in the last year for which figures are available; 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Ministerial Code sets out what cars Cabinet Ministers may use. Currently, they are either a diesel powered Jaguar XJ saloon emitting 214 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre (g/km), a Toyota Prius (104 g/km) or a Honda Civic Hybrid (109g/km). The Government Car and Despatch Agency does not provide an official car to the Leader of the Opposition.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the potential for using heat produced by the London Underground for power generation; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: It is an operational matter for London Underground, Transport for London and ultimately London's Mayor to determine and implement any strategy for the use of waste heat from the underground to produce electricity.
Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents resulting in fatalities or serious injury involved lorries on Britain's motorways in each of the last 10 years. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The numbers of reported personal injury road accidents on British motorways involving at least one heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and resulting in fatal or serious injury are given in the table:
Mr. Morley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK registered heavy goods vehicles which have been stopped for inspection in each of the last three years. 
|Number of roadworthiness checks||Number of drivers' hours, tachograph and weight checks|
| Note: Some of the roadworthiness checks and drivers' hours and tachograph checks may have taken place at the same time.|
|Calendar year||HGVs licensed|
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and information Systems) Act 1989, and Statutory Instrument 865/1990, the Driver Information Systems (Exemption) Order, are already in the House of Commons Library.
Mr. Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the accuracy of information conveyed to drivers by means of variable message signs on the motorway network. 
The latest customer satisfaction surveys for the period April to September this year tell us that 40 per cent. believe the messages are more accurate than they were a year ago, while only 1 per cent. think they are less accurate. 54 per cent. responded that they were about the same level of accuracy, and 5 per cent. replied that they had not seen a VMS in the period covered.
The Highways Agency measures the accuracy of the setting of VMS. Supervisory staff working in the Highways Agency's control centres assess the accuracy and timeliness of signs in real time and monthly performance indicators are produced. The following are the performance indicators used:
To set 90 per cent. of signs and signals within three minutes of a traffic officer or police request being received, and change or remove 90 per cent. of signs and signals within two minutes of a traffic officer or police request being received. The current performance indicator score for year to date is 94 per cent.
Achieve 90 per cent. quality compliance for sign and signal setting. The current performance indicator score for year to date is 95 per cent.
Clive Efford: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will postpone fare increases on Southeastern rail services until the ticketing machines are made compatible with Oyster pay-as-you-go cards; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: Negotiations between the train operators and Transport for London to enable the use of Oyster pay-as-you-go as a payment method for National Rail fares across the London Travelcard area are continuing. There is no association between Oyster pay-as-you-go introduction and fares regulation.
Paul Clark: Discussions are continuing between London and Southeastern Railway and Network Rail over the timetable for the introduction of longer trains on the rail lines in North Kent. We hope to make a further announcement during spring 2009.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many and what percentage of scheduled trains based on the (a) published timetable and (b) plan of the day arrived late in each month of (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008, broken down by train operating company; 
(2) how many and what percentage of scheduled trains based on the (a) published timetable and (b) plan of the day were cancelled in each month of (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008, broken down by train operating company. 
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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that Southeastern
carries out efficient ticketing enforcement on its rail services; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: All train operators are required to implement a structured revenue protection strategy as part of all franchise agreements entered into since 2004. The summer 2007 Rail White Paper included an undertaking to review station gating as the industrys reported figure of 5 per cent. ticketless travel is believed to be an underestimate.
Jim Fitzpatrick: This scheme has been proposed by the Mayor of London as one possible option for a new east London river crossing. As such it is a matter for the Mayor and Transport for London and questions about its status should be directed to them.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatalities, (b) serious injuries and (c) other outcomes there were in road traffic accidents in (i) Hemel Hempstead and (ii) Hertfordshire reported to his Department in each month in each of the last five years. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The numbers of casualties in reported personal injury road accidents in (i) the parliamentary constituency of Hemel Hempstead and (ii) the local authority of Hertfordshire in each month of the last five years are given in the following tables.
|Hemel Hempstead( 1)|
|Number of casualties|
|Casualty s everity||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sept||Oct||Nov||Dec||Total|
|(1) Based on 2004 Parliamentary boundaries|
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