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Geraldine Smith: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to encourage bicycle usage in Morecambe and Lunesdale in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Khan: Lancaster with Morecambe is one of the Department for Transport's cycle demonstration towns. We provided funding of £1,311,775.00 for the period 2005-08. We have extended their funding for 2009-11 as set out in the table:
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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 air travel by staff in 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 can estimate the carbon emissions arising from air transport for the central Department and four of its agencies (DVLA, DSA, HA, VCA) for 2006-07 and 2007-08. These amount to 1,015.1 tonnes of CO2 in 2006-07 and 999.4 tonnes in 2007-08. This equates to 0.071 tonnes per FTE member of staff in 2006-07 and 0.070 in 2007-08.
In addition the Department can report 2007-08 figures for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of 245.8 tonnes of CO2 and an aggregate figure across the five agencies of 0.081 tonnes per FTE member of staff.
Lorely Burt: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many contracts let by his Department were awarded to businesses with fewer than 50 employees in each of the last five years; and what the monetary value of such contracts was in each such year. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport does not hold the information centrally and it could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, where the information is available, it has been set out in the following table.
|(1) To June 2009.|
1. The table contains the information that is available centrally for contracts that were formally tendered or contracts that were let as a call-off or mini-competition under a framework agreement within the main procurement units. It largely excludes local or low value procurement activity or purchases, and information that is not held centrally.
2. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Government Car and Despatch Agency and the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency do not keep records centrally and the information would be available only at disproportionate costs.
3. The Highways Agency (HA) keeps records indicating which of its suppliers are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), but it does not record which of these are small enterprises of fewer than 50 employees.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 427W, on carbon sequestration: finance, how much was available in total in accumulated underspends from prior years as at 28 June 2009; and by how much his Department underspent on each project in each of the last five years. 
Chris Mole: "Public Expenditure 2008-09: Provisional Outturn" (Cm 7606) sets out the Department for Transport's End Year Flexibility (EYF) entitlements resulting from underspends in 2008-09 and previous years. These are shown in the following table:
Budget allocations are generally made at a programme level, rather than to individual projects, allowing managers to offset and balance the normal increases and reductions in spending in-year on those individual projects. Similarly, programme level budgets may be adjusted during the year to reflect emerging opportunities and pressures. This means that it is not possible to produce a project-by-project breakdown of annual underspends.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) external contractors and (b) other non-departmental staff were employed by his Department in London in each of the last five financial years; and at what cost such staff were employed in each such year. 
Chris Mole: The number of (a) external contractors and (b) other non-departmental staff employed by the Department for Transport in London in each of the last five financial years is set out in table. The cost of employing these staff in each year could be provided only at disproportionate cost:
|External contractors||Other non-departmental staff( 1)|
|(1 )Consultants, agency staff, non-civil servants, and fee paid staff|
The figures exclude (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency who could collect the data only at disproportionate cost and (b) other non-departmental staff employed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, which that agency was not able to provide.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay is of (i) male and (ii) female employees. 
Chris Mole: The latest available published figures showing the percentage of male and female employees in the Department for Transport with their associated median salaries are contained in the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (Annex A). It is not possible to determine an hourly rate on these salaries because the conditioned hours of staff may vary due to work location.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the (a) mean and (b) median consolidated salary of full-time equivalent civil servants working in (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies outside London is. 
Chris Mole: The mean consolidated salary of full-time equivalent civil servants working in the Department for Transport outside of London is £23,287. The mean consolidated salary of full-time equivalent civil servants working in the Department for Transport agencies outside of London is £22,982.
The median consolidated salary of full-time equivalent civil servants working in the Department for Transport outside of London is £19,953. The median consolidated salary of full-time equivalent civil servants working in the Department for Transport agencies outside of London is £19,953.
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what changes have been made to his Department's (a) office equipment and (b) stationery purchasing policy in the last six months. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport has not made any changes to its purchasing policy in relation to (a) office equipment and (b) stationery in the past six months. Existing policies aim to deliver value for money using collaborative procurement deals where available.
Chris Mole: Ministers for the Department for Transport make appointments to a range of organisations including non-departmental public bodies, such as the Commission for Integrated Transport, public corporations such as the Civil Aviation Authority and trust ports such as Dover.
Ministers also make appointments to the British Transport Police Authority, Cycling England, Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, Northern Lighthouse Board, Office of Rail Regulation, Passenger Focus, Railway Heritage Committee, and the Renewable Fuels Agency. The Secretary of State for Transport has powers to appoint some board members to other trust ports in England and Wales the most significant of which are London, Tyne, Harwich and Milford Haven.
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