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Mr. Harper: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals who own mobility scooters who have purchased insurance policies for their vehicles. 
Mr. Khan: The Department for Transport strongly recommends that mobility scooter users take out insurance. A survey performed for the Department in 2005 suggested that around 72 per cent. of them do so.
Recent estimates from the national travel survey suggest that there could be 316,000 of these vehicles in the UK, so therefore somewhat over 200,000 of these individuals might be expected to be covered by some form of insurance.
Sir Menzies Campbell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport does not hold this information centrally and it could be provided only by incurring disproportionate cost due to the very many number of subsidiaries that Kellogg, Brown and Root have.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of (a) aircraft movements and (b) passengers at London City Airport in the next five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport's latest published forecasts of aircraft movements and terminal passenger numbers at airports in the UK are presented in "UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts", January 2009. This is available at:
The Department's latest forecasts of air transport movements are given in table G8, page 141 of "UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts". The central estimate for the number of air transport movements at London City airport in 2015 is 92,000 an increase of 28,000, or 44 per cent., over the 2010 estimate.
The Department's latest forecasts for airport terminal passengers are given in table G3, page 135 of "UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts". The central estimate from the Department's forecasts for the number of passengers using London City airport in 2015 is 3.7 million passengers per annum (mppa), an increase of 1.4 million passengers, or 68 per cent., over the 2010 estimate.
The above estimates only include scheduled passenger services. The Department has not modelled unscheduled business jet charters and air taxis at London City airport. The model currently underestimates scheduled air traffic movements at London City airport. Table 2.4, page 34 of "UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts" provides a comparison of modelled and actual air transport movements. For larger airports, such as Heathrow and Gatwick, modelled and actual figures are within a couple of per cent. of each other. Moreover, the forecasts in "UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts" fulfil their intended purpose-to inform and monitor long term strategic aviation policy. We currently expect to publish updated aviation forecasts in 2010.
Paul Clark: No formal representations have been received on aircraft noise at London City airport. However early next year, the airport will be required to submit a draft strategic noise action plan to the Secretary of State for consideration for formal adoption under the European Environmental Noise Directive (2002/49/EC). If the requirements are met, the Secretary of State for Transport will recommend to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that the action plan should be adopted. The airport is currently conducting a public consultation on its draft noise action plan. This consultation closes on 15 January 2010.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the level of noise nuisance arising from aircraft using London City Airport; and what changes in that level have been recorded in the last 10 years. 
Paul Clark: Responsibility for monitoring the noise levels of aircraft operating at London City airport rests with the airport operator. Under local planning agreements with the London borough of Newham, the airport is required to produce noise exposure contours on an annual basis. These are published on the London City airport consultative committee's website.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) jet and (b) propeller aircraft (i) arrivals and (ii) departures there have been at London City Airport in each of the last 10 years. 
|(i) Air transport movements: Arrivals|
|(ii) Air transport movements: Departures|
| Source: Civil Aviation Authority.|
James Brokenshire: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has had discussions with the London Borough of Newham in connection with proposals to increase aircraft movements at London City Airport. 
Mr. Winnick: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, columns 60-1W, when the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency plans to visit the sites in Walsall Borough, where the work on the M6 motorway is being undertaken, Department for Transport reference 0048 004909/10. 
Chris Mole: The chief executive of the Highways Agency is planning to visit the Managed Motorway works on the M6 within the next three weeks. A firm date has yet to be finalised and my hon. Friend will be notified when this is confirmed.
Damian Green: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many incidents of violence and abuse on public transport in (a) Ashford and (b) Kent have been reported in each of the last five years; and what steps he is taking to reduce the number of such incidents. 
Chris Mole: The Department for Transport does not hold records of crime on public transport. Details of crime on the railways can be obtained from the British Transport police at 25 Camden road, London, NW1 9LN, e-mail
We are committed to improving the personal security of passengers on public transport. For example, new rail franchises now specify minimum levels of investment in public safety and we are encouraging Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships to work with the transport industry to help tackle transport crime.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which railway lines have been (a) built and (b) reopened in the last 20 years; how many jobs were created (i) directly during the first two years of construction, (ii) indirectly during the first two years of construction and (iii) overall on each project; and how much each project cost. 
Paisley Canal Line
Manchester Airport Line
Blackburn-Clitheroe (regular passenger services)
Jewellery Line (Smethwick-Birmingham Snow Hill)
Robin Hood Line
Heathrow Airport (Heathrow Express/Heathrow Connect)
Eastleigh to Romsey (via Chandlers Ford)
Channel Tunnel rail link
Vale of Glamorgan
Ebbw Vale Line
Kettering to Corby.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which railway stations have been (a) opened for the first time and (b) reopened in the last 20 years; how many jobs were created (i) directly during the first two years of construction, (ii) indirectly during the first two years of construction and (iii) overall on each project; and how much each project cost. 
Barrow upon Soar (1994)
Cam and Dursley (1994)
Ramsgreave and Wilpshire (1994)
Briton Ferry (1994)
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