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The Department for Transport is working closely with the rail industry to examine the costs and benefits of further electrification of the Great Western Main Line. A decision on electrification will be announced later this year.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in relation to the Ministerial reporting contained in the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport responses to public consultation, on what basis the 161 key stakeholders were determined; which organisations and individuals the key stakeholders were; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick [holding answer 10 March 2009]: As explained on page 150 of the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport: Report on consultation responses, the 161 individuals and organisations listed include stakeholders who responded to the consultation having had the consultation document sent to them and a small number of other respondents who sent back detailed and in depth responses.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) injuries and (b) deaths have occurred in accidents on railway crossings in (i) Essex and (ii) the UK in each year since 1998. 
Paul Clark: The following data are based on incidents reported to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR 95). Figures for 2008 are provisional and may change with the receipt of coroners findings for inquests that are currently outstanding.
|Table 1: Fatalities and injuries at level crossings, 1998 to 2008( 1) , excluding trespassers and suicides, Great Britain|
|Table 2: Fatalities and injuries to trespassers and suicides at level crossings, 1998 to 2008( 1) , Great Britain|
|(1) Provisional figures.|
Paul Clark: In January 2009 we published Britains Transport Infrastructure: Motorways and Major Trunk Roads. This confirmed that we expect to deliver improvements to M25 section 2 (between junctions 23-27) and M25 section 5 (between junctions 5-7) using hard shoulder running with construction work expected to commence within the period 2012 to 2015, subject to the availability of funding and completion of necessary statutory procedures.
Section 4 (between junctions 27-30) is included as a widening scheme within the M25 Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) Contract currently in the final stages of negotiation. Subject to satisfactory conclusion of contract negotiations and funding arrangements it is expected that Section 4 widening will commence in July 2009 and complete before the Olympics in 2012.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which of the remaining sections of road identified for widening in the London Orbital Multi-Modal Study are planned to be widened via (a) conventional road widening and (b) hard shoulder running. 
Paul Clark: Subject to the completion of contract negotiations and funding arrangements for the M25 DBFO procurement, we are planning to widen M25 section 1 (between junctions 16-23) and M25 section 4 (between junctions 27-30) as conventional road widening schemes. As my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Transport announced in Britains Transport Infrastructure: Motorways and Major Trunk Roads published on 15 January 2009, we expect to deliver improvements to M25 section 2 (between junctions 23-27) and M25 section 5 (between junctions 5-7) using hard shoulder running. Improvements to M25 section 3 (between junctions 1b-3) have been completed as a conventional widening scheme.
Jim Fitzpatrick: Other than the costs of preparing UK regulations to implement the EU regulation, the main cost on Government will be the cost of enforcing the requirement that replacement pollution control devices may only be sold if they have an appropriate type approval. These costs are estimated as a one-off set-up cost of £55,000 plus an annual cost of £110,000 rising to £114,000.
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