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We are aware that the use of powered mobility vehicles is growing. In view of this we are now expecting to consult on issues such as compulsory insurance and training, a more comprehensive registration scheme and on the design and safety standards of mobility vehicles. Our aim will continue to be to balance the mobility needs of scooter users with the safety needs of pedestrians and other road users.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost was of the moveable concrete barrier on the M20, pursuant to Operation Stack, how many times it has been deployed; and what assessment he has made of its effectiveness. 
The moveable barrier has been used three times since its introduction in September 2008. The first time was for a period of 10 weeks following the Channel Tunnel
fire closure in late 2008. The moveable barrier has been assessed as being highly effective in achieving the safe but rapid implementation of Operation Stack Phase 1 on the M20, so avoiding widespread travel disruption in Kent.
John McDonnell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any section of the M4 in the London Borough of Hillingdon would fall within a public safety zone under the terms of his Department's Public Safety Zone policy as set out in circular 1/2002 on Control of Developments in Airport Public Safety Zones if a third runway is constructed at Heathrow Airport. 
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport (DfT) only establishes Public Safety Zones (PSZs) for existing airport runways. For proposed new runways it would be a matter for the airport operator-BAA in the case of Heathrow-to produce draft Public Safety Zone contours as part of any future planning application. DfT Circular 1/2002 on "Control of Developments in Airport Public Safety Zones" sets out the PSZ policy in relation to transport infrastructure at paragraph 19.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what works are being undertaken between junctions 13 and 11 of the M5; when the work is expected to be completed; what the estimated cost of their work is; and which contractors have been commissioned to complete it. 
Chris Mole [holding answer 16 December 2009]: The following works are being undertaken between junctions 13 and 11 of the M5-installation of Variable Message Signs which are due for completion by the end of March 2010. The work is being undertaken by Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald at a cost of £3.275 million.
To take advantage of the traffic management arrangements for these works, new barriers at Naas Lane and Harefield Lane between junctions 11a and 12 are also being installed by the same contractor to protect bridge piers from collision damage at a cost of £1.5 million.
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received on amending the civil law on accident liability by any driver of a moving motorised vehicle in collision with a cyclist; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to publicise the dangers to motorists of slipping a seat belt shoulder strap under their arm whilst driving; and if he will make a statement. 
There are no plans for further specific publicity to tell motorists how to use seat belts, although the Department will continue to emphasise the importance of wearing them in its safety campaigns and information.
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will visit Castle Point constituency to assess the potential impact on the local environment of a new £4 billion Thames Crossing as proposed by Metrotidal; and if he will make a statement. 
In reaching its decision, links between the provision of additional crossing capacity and a possible new Thames Barrier were considered inappropriate, given the prospective timescales for the need for a new Thames Barrier.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress has been made on the dredge in the Thames estuary for the London Gateway
Port channel; what safeguards against disturbances of munitions in the SS Richard Montgomery have been put in place; what recent discussions have been held with Dubai World Ports on the financing of the work; and if he will make a statement. 
Standard dredging practice in the Thames estuary covers matters such as handling the incidental lifting of munitions left on the sea bed. I am advised that magnetometer surveys have been conducted in order to provide the best advance information. The exclusion zone for the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery lies over 2 km from the southern edge of the proposed port access channel.
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) if he will estimate the level of carbon emissions from (a) rail and (b) road haulage in each year since 1990 (i) per mile and (ii) in total; 
Paul Clark: The following tables are based on data from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory and Great Britain and Northern Ireland traffic censuses. They summarise carbon dioxide emissions of diesel rail haulage and heavy goods vehicles for the years requested. The tables exclude carbon dioxide emission figures for electric rail haulage and per kilometre for diesel rail haulage which are not available in the form requested.
AEA Energy and Environment.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) laptop computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from No. 10 Downing Street in each of the last three years; whether her Department has made an insurance claim in respect of each such item; and what the estimated value of each such item was. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in (a) Herefordshire county council, (b) Shropshire council, (c) Telford and Wrekin borough council, (d) Cannock Chase district council, (e) East Staffordshire borough council, (f) Lichfield district council, (g) Newcastle-under-Lyme borough council, (h) South Staffordshire council, (i) Stafford borough council, (j) Staffordshire county council, (k) Staffordshire Moorlands district council, (l) Stoke-on-Trent city council, (m) Tamworth borough council, (n) North Warwickshire borough council, (o) Nuneaton and Bedworth borough council, (p) Rugby borough council, (q) Stratford-on-Avon district council, (r) Warwick district council, (s) Warwickshire county council, (t) Birmingham city council, (u) Coventry city council, (v) Dudley metropolitan borough council, (w) Sandwell metropolitan borough council, (x) Solihull metropolitan borough council, (y) Walsall metropolitan borough council, (z) Wolverhampton city council, (aa) Bromsgrove district council, (bb) Malvern Hills district council, (cc) Redditch borough Council, (dd) Worcester city council, (ee) Worcestershire county council, (ff) Wychavon district council and (gg) Wyre Forest district council area in each year since 1997. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in (a) Herefordshire County Council, (b) Shropshire Council, (c) Telford and Wrekin Borough Council, (d) Cannock Chase District Council, (e) East Staffordshire Borough Council, (f) Lichfield District Council, (g) Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, (h) South Staffordshire Council, (i) Stafford Borough Council, (j) Staffordshire County Council, (k) Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, (1) Stoke-on-Trent City Council, (m) Tamworth Borough Council, (n) North Warwickshire Borough Council, (o) Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, (p) Rugby Borough Council, (q) Stratford-on-Avon District Council, (r) Warwick District Council, (s) Warwickshire County Council, (t) Birmingham City Council, (u) Coventry City Council, (v) Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, (w) Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, (x) Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, (y) Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, (z) Wolverhampton City Council, (aa) Bromsgrove District Council, (bb) Malvern Hills District Council, (cc) Redditch Borough Council, (dd) Worcester City Council, (ee) Worcestershire County Council, (ff) Wychavon District Council and (gg) Wyre Forest District Council in each year since 1997. (308161)
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer (incidence) are for the year 2007. Please note that these numbers may not be the same as the number of people diagnosed with cancer, because one person may be diagnosed with more than one cancer.
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