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Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many air passenger movements there were through the UK in each of the last three years; and what estimate his Department has made of the number in each year to 2014. 
The following table shows: Civil Aviation Authority statistics on the number of terminal passengers at UK airports in 2005, 2006, and 2007; and, the Department for Transport's forecasts of the same for 2008 to 2014.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the research underlying figures 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 in his Departments publication UK Air Passenger Demand and carbon dioxide forecasts. 
Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 12 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1166-7W, on bus services: concessions, what discussions the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee has had with the Mental Health Action Group on access to free bus travel concessions. 
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport commissioned in February 2008 a study to provide advice on the future need for additional crossing capacity in the lower Thames and identify possible future options.
The study looks to make best use of available transport models to better understand the impacts of current and future demand, and review previous work on what can be done to improve traffic flow through the existing Dartford crossing in the short to medium term.
The study work is nearing completion and we expect to receive the report of the study shortly. Following receipt, Ministers will consider the findings and recommendations of the study, to inform decisions on options to address the short, medium and longer term transport challenges associated with current cross-Thames movements in the area.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what payments the (a) Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Agency, (b) Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, (c) Driving Standards Agency, (d) Vehicle Certification Agency, (e) Highways Agency, (f) Maritime and Coastguard Agency and (g) Government Car and Despatch Agency has made to (i) management consultancies, (ii) public affairs consultancies, (iii) public relations consultancies, (iv) advertising agencies and (v) other external consultancies in each of the last five years; 
(2) what payments his Department has made to (a) management consultancies, (b) public affairs consultancies, (c) public relations consultancies, (d) advertising agencies and (e) other external consultancies in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Hoon: Lists have been placed in the Libraries of the House which show the supplier and (where possible) the value and the nature of the consultancy work recorded within the Department for Transport and its agencies accounting systems as consultancy during the four financial years between 2004-05 and 2007-08. Similar data for 2003-04 are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The business units within the Department currently use separate accounting systems which record expenditure differently. The totals include a mixture of committed spend (i.e. orders raised) and actual spend incurred. The Professional Services Forum definition of consultancy has been applied since 2005-06 resulting in more accurate coding of expenditure.
Details of payments to advertising agencies are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Most payments relating to advertising expenditure are however made to the Central Office of Information.
The majority of campaign advertising investment by the Department is in support of marketing activities on the THINK! Road safety campaign, Act on CO2 campaign, Concessionary Bus Fares campaign, aviation security and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's continuous
registration campaign. Advertising expenditure is the largest value component of the Department's marketing expenditure.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licences were reported lost or stolen in the last 12 months; and how many valid driving licences there were in that period. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: In the last 12 months 7.5 million driving licences have been issued, including 857,000 issued to replace those reported as lost or stolen. During the same period DVLA held 42.3 million driver records each of which could have a licence issued against it.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when meetings were held between (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (b) both Ministers and officials in his Department with representatives of BAA to discuss proposals for Heathrow Airport in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Ministers have met BAA representatives on 17 occasions since January 2006 to discuss a range of matters related to BAAs UK airports, including Heathrow. BAA met regularly with officials to provide technical and operational expertise.
For propriety reasons, there has been no substantive discussion of Heathrow airport development issues with BAA since the launch of the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation in November 2007 and neither Ministers nor officials have met BAA representatives to discuss such issues since the Secretary of State announced his decisions on 15 January.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the responses to the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation (a) expressed support for, (b) expressed opposition to and (c) were neutral on the construction of a third runway at Heathrow. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The consultation did not request views in this format. But an independent assessment of the nearly 70,000 responses received records 8,128 people giving generic support for expansion while 16,662 said they did not want a third runway built at Heathrow. That suggests around 45,000 respondents did not express a clear view either way on a third runway. The full details can be found in the report Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport: Report on consultation responses (Ipsos MORI/Detica) on the Department's website.
A report on the analysis of responses to the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation was published on 15 January together with other material referred to in my right hon. Friend the Secretary of
State's statement on Britain's transport infrastructure. In addition, all of the nearly 70,000 consultation responses may be viewed by appointment at the Department for Transport's offices.
Mr. Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations his Department has received from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency on the release of vehicle odometer reading data from MOT testing. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: There have been no recent discussions between the Department and The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) on the release of vehicle odometer reading data from MOT testing. VOSA is still considering the benefits and legal issues associated with the further release of such data to non-public bodies. Whether this proceeds will be subject to VOSA/DfT approval processes and overall Agency priorities.
Ms Angela C. Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department will commission research into the effects of the electrification of heavily-used rail services in major urban conurbations. 
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport is working closely with the rail industry to examine the costs and benefits of further rail electrification. A decision on electrification will be announced later this year.
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport does not routinely collect data on passenger usage of rail replacement passenger services because rail services can be subject to amendment due to planned infrastructure improvements or maintenance works undertaken by Network Rail, especially at weekends. Occasionally, disruption to the rail network (due to signalling failures or other operational difficulties) may result in changes to specified rail services.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many assaults on (a) staff and (b) passengers on the rail network in each region were recorded in the last five years; and if he will make a statement; 
British Transport Police
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Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many working days have been lost to strike action by workers on (a) the national rail network and (b) the London Underground in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
National rail network information can be obtained from each of the individual train operators, who each hold this level of detail for their own organisation. Company contact details are available from the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC):
40 Bernard Street
Head of Stakeholder Communications
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train services have been cancelled in each year since 1997; how many scheduled train services there have been in each year since 1997, broken down by train operator; and if he will make a statement. 
The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is responsible for publishing and monitoring data on rail performance, and for a breakdown by individual train operator, the hon. Member may wish to consult ORRs publication National Rail Trends on their website at:
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