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Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 19 November 2008, Official Report, columns 509-10W, on local authorities: debt collection, whether the powers for local authorities to use certified bailiffs to collect unpaid parking fines existed prior to the introduction of the 2007 regulations. 
Paul Clark: The Road Traffic Act 1991 enabled London local authorities to use certificated bailiffs. These provisions have been replicated for authorities outside London through parking designation Orders made by the Secretary of State on an individual basis.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles per day travelled between (a) junctions 3 and 4, (b) junctions 7 and 8, (c) junctions 8 and 11a, (d) junctions 11a and 15 of the M6 motorway and between (e) junctions 3a and 7, (f) junctions 7 and 9, (g) junctions 9 and 10 of the M42, (i) for each of the five years before and (ii) each year after the opening to traffic of the M6 Toll. 
|Junctions 3 and 4||Junctions 7 and 8||Junctions 8 and 11a||Junctions 11a and 15|
|North bound||South bound||North bound||South bound||North bound||South bound||North bound||South bound|
|Junctions 3a and 7||Junctions 7 and 9||Junctions 9 and 10|
|North bound||South bound||North bound||South bound||North bound||South bound|
|n/a = not available|
All figures are from specific traffic counts, except:
(1) denotes aggregated figure from a set period
(2) Denotes estimated figure
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to standardise the use of Blue Badges and dedicated disabled parking facilities across public and private car parks; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: The Blue Badges scheme only applies to on-street parking. The provision of parking spaces in off-street car parks, whether local authority owned or privately owned, falls under the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995. In both types of car park, service providers need to ensure that they provide an adequate number of parking spaces for disabled people and that these spaces are readily available. The Department for Transport will be working with the British Retail Consortium and other stakeholders to support improved enforcement in car parks.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to improve the efficiency and delivery of larger station projects as part of the future delivery of the Railways for All Programme; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: Setting efficiency targets for Network Rail activity is a function of the Office of Rail Regulation. The Regulators Period Review, published in October 2008, sets challenging targets for Network Rail to improve efficiency over the five year period from April 2009.
Network Rail are moving towards a modular station design, and an integrated approach to station planning, in order to leverage efficiencies and minimise disruption to passengers during enhancement, renewal and maintenance works, including access for all.
The Department for Transport is working closely with Network Rail to support initiatives which improve performance and delivery of station projects, and present opportunities to realise economies of scale.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new rail stations are scheduled to be opened in Yorkshire in the next three years; what the location is of each; and what car parking provision is planned to be provided at each. 
Paul Clark: Responsibility for promoting new stations rests primarily with local authorities and passenger transport executives (PTEs). The Department for Transport has received outline proposals for four new stations in the West Yorkshire PTE area at Apperley Bridge, Kirkstall Forge, Horsforth Woodside and Low Moor and one in the City of York area at Haxby.
This is an operational matter for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail
network. My hon. Friend should contact Network Rails chief executive at the following address for a response to his question:
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG
Paul Clark: The majority of major rail projects are delivered by Network Rail as the company best able to undertake such tasks. It has ownership of the railway infrastructure and can co-ordinate such activities with its responsibility for both maintenance and renewal.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the performance of (a) Network Rail and (b) train operating companies in delivering Railways for All projects, including Small Schemes fund projects. 
Paul Clark: Assessment of Network Rails efficiency is a function of the Office of Rail Regulation, which publishes independent monitoring of current projects. The most recent report, which includes assessment and recommendations for the Access for All programme is available on the Office of Rail Regulations website at:
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