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Rhoose Cardiff International Airport (2005)
Llantwit Major (2005)
Liverpool South Parkway (2006)
Coleshill Parkway (2007)
St. Pancras International (2007)
Ebbsfleet International (2007)
Ebbw Vale Parkway (2008)
Risca and Pontymister (2008)
Heathrow Terminal 5 (2008)
Mitcham Eastfields (2008)
Shepherds Bush (2008)
Aylesbury Vale Parkway (2008)
East Midlands Parkway (2009)
Imperial Wharf (2009).
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport does not keep statistical information on the year-on-year increase in the accessibility of rail vehicles. The number of regulated rail vehicles currently stands at 35 per cent. of the national rail fleet, but it should be remembered that almost all older rail vehicles have received accessibility improvements when they have been refurbished. All rail vehicles must be compliant by no later than 1 January 2020.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what alterations he plans to the cap and collar arrangements employed as part of rail franchise agreements to ensure that innovation is not inhibited in times of revenue growth. 
Chris Mole [holding answer 2 November 2009]: The Department for Transport is considering the design of the East Coast and the Essex Thameside (c2c) franchises in the run up to these competitions. Any significant changes to current arrangements would be set out in the consultation documents issued in due course as part of the normal franchising process.
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Department for Transport (DfT), Network Rail, freight operating companies, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many passenger trains ran on Boxing Day in each of the last four years; and how many are planned to run on Boxing Day 2009. 
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Chris Mole: This is an operational matter for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail network. My hon. Friend should contact Network Rail's chief executive at the following address for a response to his question:
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Mr. Grogan: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) serious non-fatal road traffic accidents were recorded in (i) Selby district and (ii) North Yorkshire in each of the last five years. 
|Reported personal injury road accidents by county and local authority, accident severity: 2004-08|
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Bill Wiggin: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many accidents involving (a) motorcycles and (b) other vehicles there were in urban areas in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Paul Clark: The data requested can be found in Table 23a in Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2008 Annual Report. Copies of the report have been deposited in the Libraries of the House. Table 23a can also be found at the following web address:
Paul Clark: The Government's Motorcycling Strategy sets out a range of measures to improve the safety of all powered two-wheel users. It was published in February 2005 and a revised action plan was issued in June 2008. This includes THINK! publicity for powered two wheeler and other road users, improvements to rider training, a safer road environment and safer vehicles and equipment. We are currently working with stakeholders on revising the Motorcycle Strategy.
The Department for Transport is also developing a new Motorcycle THINK! Road Safety campaign to be launched in March 2010. The campaign will build on the previous television campaign, "How Close", which ran between January 2006 and March 2009. The advert reminded drivers to look out for riders. The new campaign will be aimed at drivers and riders. Specific road safety messages and media channels have yet to be confirmed but it is likely television, radio, cinema and partnership marketing will be used.
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1611-2W, on rolling stock, what progress has been made in placing the new train orders referred to in the table in the answer; whether the timetable for each order remains as referred to in that table; and if he will make a statement. 
Chris Mole: An order for 120 vehicles for NXEA was placed on 1 April 2009. The procurements for vehicles for London Midland, Stagecoach South West Trains and Thameslink are currently in progress. These are subject to agreement with the train operators concerned and a satisfactory value for money assessment.
Mr. Brazier: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to make a public response on the joint proposals submitted to his Department by the Chamber of Shipping, Nautilus UK and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers stimulating seafarer training and employment; and whether his Department has costed these proposals. 
The proposals for improving the training and employment opportunities for UK seafarers submitted by the trade unions and industry are being discussed with colleagues across Whitehall. However, even with an increased contribution from industry, funding remains a key issue.
In 2008-09, the Government made available through the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme some £12.4 million which equated to around 43 per cent. of the training costs of UK officer cadets. The proposals call for an increase to SMarT funding to 100 per cent. of all training costs.
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