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Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much funding his Department has allocated to the construction of highways in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years; 
In addition to that answer, the following table provides information on what funding the Department for Transport has allocated to the creation of additional lines on
highways in (a) Essex in each of the last five years. Information is not held centrally on funding that has been allocated to (b) Castle Point.
This scheme had earlier funding prior to 2004-05.
Mr. Khan: The following table provides information on how much capital funding has been spent on roads in (a) Essex in each of the last five years. Information is not held centrally on funding that has been allocated to (b) Castle Point constituency.
In addition, Ministers also announced on 29 March 2009 funding for three further community infrastructure fund schemes being promoted by Essex county council. No expenditure has yet to be provided to the following schemes:
New A12 Junction£11.2 million
First Avenue Multi Modal Corridor£3.58 million
A414 dualling£9.9 million.
The Department for Transport also provides integrated transport block and highways maintenance funding to local transport authorities, which would include Essex county council. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 773W, which provides the funding support provided to Essex county council in the last five years.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Governments further response, HC (2008-09) 422, to paragraph 132 of the Eleventh Report of the Transport Committee, Session 2007-08, HC 460, how many members the proposed independent expert panel on road safety will have; and what criteria will apply to the appointment of members to the panel. 
Paul Clark [holding answer 25 June 2009]: The current consultation on a new road safety strategy includes a proposal to create a new independent expert panel to improve both the assessment of trends in road deaths and the scrutiny of road safety more generally.
It would be wrong to prejudge the consultation by discussing the details of the new panel before it is confirmed that such a body should exist. However, any such appointments would need to comply with the Code of the Office of the Commissioner on Public Appointments.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Governments further response, HC (2008-09) 422, to paragraph 156 of the Eleventh Report of the Transport Committee, Session 2007-08, HC 460, how many safety representatives from each mode will be a part of the cross-modal group; and who these representatives are. 
Paul Clark [holding answer 25 June 2009]: The Transport Safety Group brings together policy officials from within Department for Transport working on aviation, shipping rail, dangerous goods and road user safety, along with colleagues from the Rail Accident Investigation Bureau, the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau and the Air Accident Investigation Bureau. Each area is typically represented by one colleague though there is no formal limit. Attendance will vary depending on the issues under discussion.
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the average number of journeys per day by each mode of transport between London and destinations in Castle Point constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in each Vehicle Certification Agency office in each of the last five years. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff in the Vehicle Certification Agency in each of the last five years. 
Paul Clark: The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) paid the following bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff in each of the last five years:
|(1) No breakdown available|
(2) Paid in following years
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many full-time equivalent officials in her Office are working on (a) project management, (b) legacy planning, (c) project oversight, (d) financial oversight and (e) other matters relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and what plans she has for future staffing levels in each case. 
Tessa Jowell: In my capacity as Minister for the Cabinet Office, the Olympics, London, Humanitarian Assistance and Paymaster General, my private office is currently staffed by a team of nine officials (of which there is one vacancy) and two special advisers (of which there is one vacancy). Between them they cover my full portfolio of responsibilities. This includes the project, legacy, financial and other functions for which my staff in the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) are responsible.
The GOE report to me through the permanent secretary of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Their roles and future staffing plans are included in the answer to be provided by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
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