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Rolling Stock: Competition

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the recent findings of the Competition Commission on the market for the leasing of rolling stock for franchised passenger services; and what steps he plans to take in response to the Commission’s recommendations for Government. [250062]

Paul Clark: The Competition Commission investigation is ongoing and the Department for Transport looks forward to the final report.

The department continues to engage with the Competition Commission on the recommendations.

Speed Limits: Cameras

Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras have been installed on public roads in each year since 1997, broken down by police authority area; and if he will make a statement. [252057]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department only holds information about the number of safety camera sites (covering both fixed and mobile camera enforcement) operating within the National Safety Camera Programme for England and Wales which started in 2001 and ended on 31 March 2007. The information relates to partnership areas which may consist of more than one police force area.


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The following table shows the number of speed camera sites operating within the national programme within each year using the "date established" supplied by the safety camera partnerships. Different areas entered the national programme on different dates, and in many cases had established camera sites before joining the programme which are not shown in the table.

Since 1 April 2007 the deployment of safety cameras has been the responsibility of individual local partnerships. The number of cameras in place since then will therefore be a matter for each individual partnership.

Camera sites by area and year

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Avon and Somerset

104

189

228

247

247

247

247

Bedfordshire

30

88

90

95

114

114

114

Cambridgeshire

36

56

67

74

88

92

92

Cheshire

18

26

54

64

75

80

80

Cleveland

34

38

47

52

52

54

54

Cumbria

0

0

35

35

39

44

44

Derbyshire

45

73

108

123

127

128

128

Devon and Cornwall

55

95

105

124

145

147

147

Dorset

29

51

92

99

102

105

105

Essex

117

126

159

168

215

220

220

Gloucestershire

29

29

60

72

72

72

72

Greater Manchester

67

79

135

153

261

268

271

Hampshire

19

22

50

61

66

68

68

Hertfordshire

23

23

51

63

80

94

95

Humberside

0

0

64

77

81

81

82

Kent and Medway

38

62

96

118

126

129

129

Lancashire

63

150

268

338

344

345

345

Leicestershire

7

65

77

83

83

88

88

Lincolnshire

25

38

48

57

60

61

61

London

294

305

323

352

403

439

439

Merseyside

0

0

0

0

24

46

51

Mid and South Wales

74

266

327

353

354

355

355

Norfolk

8

14

24

29

31

37

37

North Wales

27

28

66

72

73

73

73

Northamptonshire

26

28

35

39

77

84

84

Northumbria

34

34

103

121

121

126

126

Nottinghamshire

10

44

44

53

55

62

62

South Yorkshire

35

112

119

119

119

119

119

Staffordshire

54

55

65

81

98

98

98

Suffolk

1

3

47

55

55

55

55

Surrey

15

16

16

16

21

23

30

Sussex

25

50

58

69

77

78

81

Thames Valley

213

266

269

274

275

275

275

Warwickshire

8

20

21

34

34

37

37

West Mercia

0

0

40

53

56

60

63

West Mids

97

100

116

141

155

161

161

West Yorkshire

6

27

47

79

83

86

86

Wiltshire

6

23

50

62

62

63

63

Grand total

1,672

2,601

3,604

4,105

4,550

4,714

4,737


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