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Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many pensioners resident in Milton Keynes received concessionary bus passes in the latest period for which figures are available. 
The last information held by the Department was that as of 17 April 2009, Milton Keynes local authority had issued approximately 25,000 of the new smartcard concessionary passes. This includes applications from disabled people as well as those aged 60 and over.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport of administrative operations by his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii) per full-time equivalent member of staff. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport's estimates for carbon emissions arising from road transport amount to 11,116.5 tonnes of CO2 in 2006-07, and to 9,784.4 tonnes in 2007-08. This equates to 0.604 tonnes per full-time equivalent member of staff in 2006-07, and 0.514 tonnes in 2007-08.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many full-time equivalent civil servants working in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies outside London earn a consolidated salary of less than (i) £15,000, (ii) £16,000, (iii) £18,000, (iv) £20,000 and (v) £25,000, excluding bonuses. 
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of (a) white and (b) non-white staff of his Department of each (i) grade and (ii) pay band have received the highest performance marking in each reporting year since the inception of Department for Transport (central). 
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Mrs. James: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices excluding DVLA Swansea have lease agreements with a break clause that will allow the property to be vacated in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011. 
Paul Clark: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Local Offices with a break clause, allowing the property to be vacated in the time requested each year are, 2009 none; 2010 Lincoln and Sheffield local offices and 2011 Chelmsford local office.
Mrs. James: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices excluding DVLA Swansea have a lease which will expire in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011. 
John McDonnell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings he has held with First Group regarding its proposed takeover of National Express; and if he will make a statement. 
Chris Mole [holding answer 2 June 2009]: There have been no meetings between Department for Transport Ministers and First Group regarding a proposed takeover of National Express, however, First Group indicated to the Secretary of State that they had made preliminary approach to National Express with a view to entering into discussion about a possible merger.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the slow lanes of the M1 and the M18 were last inspected for subsidence in the road surface caused by heavy goods vehicles; and if he will make a statement. 
M1 between junction 30-35a northbound on 18 November 2008;
M1 between junction 35a-42 northbound on 19 November 2008;
M1 between junctions 30-42 southbound on 20 November 2008.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department is providing to enable the completion of Guide to Rail Investment Projects 3 work in respect of the proposals to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking line; and when he expects this stage of the process to be completed. 
Chris Mole [holding answer 3 July 2009]: No funding is being provided by the Department for Transport towards the development of any Guide to Railway Investment Projects Stage 3 work for the Gospel Oak to Barking line electrification. The funding of the development work and the date for its completion are both matters for Transport for London.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what agreement has been reached between his Department and Transport for London in respect of the allocation of costs for the electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line. 
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