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Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many expert advisers, excluding special advisers, have been commissioned by his Department since June 2007; and on which topics they have advised. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) original expected cost, (b) original expected delivery date, (c) actual cost incurred and (d) actual delivery date was of each ICT project undertaken and completed by his Department and its predecessors in each year since 1997; who the contractors for each project were; what the (i) initial estimated and (ii) outturn payment to each contractor was; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoon: The Department for Transport does not hold centrally records on ICT projects, which are managed locally, but a table has been placed in the Libraries of the House, showing the available information on major projects completed since the Department was formed in 2002.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord Snape and (d) Lord Truscott in the last seven months. 
Mr. Hoon [holding answer 29 January 2009]: The percentage of the senior civil service (SCS) structure in the Department for Transport who received non-consolidated performance pay in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 is set out in the following table:
|Percentage of SCS receiving non-consolidated performance pay||Non-consolidated performance pay as percentage of SCS pay bill|
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in his Department and its agencies (a) earned more than (i) £65,000, (ii) £120,000 and (iii) £190,000 in the last 12 months and (b) received a bonus payment in each of the last five years. 
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|N umber of staff|
Senior Civil Servants (SCS) in 2003-04 which is not available;
SCS on fixed term contracts in 2004-05 which is not available;
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for 2003-04 and 2004-05 which could be provided only at disproportionate cost;
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency for 2007-08 which is not yet available.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24 months; what the (i) remit, (ii) salary, (iii) political restriction, (iv) eligibility requirement and (v) timetable for each appointment is; and what records his Department keeps in respect of such appointments. 
Mr. Hoon: Information on appointments made by the Department for Transport is published in the Departments annual report. More detailed information about individual appointments is set out in the relevant bodys annual report. Vacancies may be advertised on the Cabinet Office Public Appointments website at:
The process for making a public appointment, including guidance on political activity and eligibility criteria, follows the Cabinet Office publication Making and Managing Public Appointments. For appointments regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, the appointments process also complies with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies. Copies are in the Libraries of the House.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1571W, on redundancy, what estimate has he made of the annual payroll savings resulting from staff exit schemes in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09 excluding the cost of severance packages; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figures for 2009-10. 
Mr. Hoon: It is important that the central Department for Transport and its agencies continue to have flexibility to develop and implement performance management arrangements that meet their particular business needs.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect of dredging proposals in the Thames Estuary by Peel Ports Medway (Port of Sheerness Ltd) on commercial fishing operations. 
Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what data are (a) transferred to ANPR International and (b) sold by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; and whether individuals may prevent the (i) transfer and (ii) sale of data relating to them. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: ANPR International is part of the Excel Group. The following data are transferred to Excel Parking Services via an electronic link in response to individual inquiries for individual records where the criteria for disclosure is met.
Name and address of vehicle keeper
Date of expiry of last licence issued.
It should be noted that an electronic link is a means of requesting and receiving information: it is not direct access into the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agencys (DVLA) vehicle register. Contracts with private companies set out the exact conditions under which a company may apply for vehicle keeper data.
DVLA does not sell personal information. Regulations allow DVLA to charge a fee for information released under reasonable cause provisions, but do not allow a profit to be made. The fee, currently £2.50, is levied to cover the cost of dealing with requests. This means the applicant and not the taxpayer covers the associated administrative costs.
The law does allow DVLA to sell vehicle data that do not include any information that can identify a specific individual. The following non-personal information is sold to commercial companies under contract:
Anonymised data: These consist of vehicle identifying information e.g. make, mode, colour: They do not however contain the vehicle registration mark or the name and address of the vehicle keeper. These data are used for marketing and statistical purposes.
Bulk data: These are supplied to companies who provide a service to the public and dealerships when the purchase of a vehicle is being considered. Information contains the vehicle registration number and other specifics of the vehicle, but no personal details that would reveal the identity of the vehicle keeper. These data are used to provide vehicle checking services to members of the public/dealers looking to confirm the identity of a vehicle offered for sale.
Individuals have a responsibility to follow road traffic and other rules or regulations when using their vehicle. If individuals were able to opt out of having their data disclosed, they would be able to avoid any sanction or responsibility for any damage or loss caused as a result of that use.
Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many peak-time First Capital Connect train services ran to timetable on the Brighton to Bedford line in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: The following number of peak-time First Capital Connect services on the Bedford to Brighton route which arrived on time at their destination in each year between 2005 and 2008 is as follows:
Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many peak-time First Capital Connect train services on the Brighton to Bedford line were cancelled in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many peak-time First Capital Connect train services on the Bedford to Brighton line ran more than three minutes behind timetable in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: First Capital Connect services are not measured within three minutes of their timetable arrival time for Public Performance Measure (PPM) purposes. For a First Capital Connect service to meet the Public Performance Measure, it must either arrive at its destination early, right time or within four minutes 59 seconds of its timetabled arrival time.
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