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Healthy life expectancy figures are calculated as three year rolling averages. The table below provides the healthy life expectancy at birth for (a) men and (b) women in England, for 2004-06 (the latest period available).
|Table 1: Healthy life expectancy at birth( 1) , England, 2004-06( 2)|
|Healthy life expectancy (years)|
|(1) Healthy life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would live in 'Good' or 'Fairly good' health if he or she experienced the area's age-specific mortality and morbidity rates for that time period throughout his or her life. The figure reflects mortality and morbidity among those living in the area in each time period, rather than among those born in each area. It is not therefore the number of years a baby born in the area in each time period could actually expect to live in 'Good' or 'Fairly good' health, both because the mortality and morbidity rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born in the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives.|
(2 )Three year rolling average, based on self-reported prevalence of 'Good' or 'Fairly good' health and deaths registered in each year and mid-year population estimates.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each (a) primary care trust, (b) hospital trust and (c) mental health trust spent on redundancy pay for members of the trust board in each of the last three years. 
|National health service redundancies, 2006-07 to 2008-09|
|(1) Information regarding the cost of redundancy for foundation trusts is not collected centrally.|
NHS Summarised Accounts, 2006-07 to 2008-09
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) Chelmsford local authority area underwent elective surgery in each of the last five years. 
The number of elective finished admission episodes (FAEs) where there was a procedure or intervention recorded in Chelmsford local authority district of residence, 2004-05 to 2008-09 is in the following table. Information is not held regarding parliamentary constituency:
|Number of elective FAEs|
Finished admission episodes: an FAE is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of inpatients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
Hospital Episode Statistics, The NHS Information Centre for health and social care
Tim Loughton: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 659W, on aviation: security, when the code of practice will be finalised; and which airport operators are working with his Department on its development. 
Paul Holmes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many smartcard concessionary bus passes have been issued to residents of Chesterfield constituency in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Chesterfield is part of the Derbyshire county concessionary travel scheme. The last information held by the Department was that as of 12 January 2010, the Derbyshire county scheme had issued 245,196 smartcard concessionary passes. This includes passes issued to disabled people as well as those aged 60 and over.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 90W, on Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: tolls, what the evidential basis is for the assertion that traffic levels between 06.00 and 22.00 generally exceed the crossing's capacity; if he will place in the Library a copy of the data on which that assertion is based; and to which EU directives he made reference in the answer. 
Mr. Khan: The Department for Transport's consultation document on proposed changes to charges at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing (December 2006), included information on the traffic levels at the Crossing which was the evidence upon which proposals for the timing of charges was based. A copy of this document is available from the Library of the House.
In April 2009, the Department also published the Dartford River Crossing Study into Capacity Requirements which includes a later analysis of vehicle flows at the Dartford Crossing. This report is available from the Department's website at:
European Union Directive 1999/62/EC, as modified by European Union Directives 2006/38/EC and 2006/103/EC, applies to the levying of certain tolls and user charges on heavy goods vehicles. EU Directive 1999/62/EC was transposed into UK law by the "Eurovignette Regulations" (The Heavy Goods Vehicles (Charging for the Use of Certain Infrastructure on the Trans-European Road Network) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/1914) which contain an exemption for non-discriminatory road user charging schemes specifically designed to combat time and place-related traffic congestion, as at the Dartford Crossing.
Mr. Moss: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Driving Standards Agency has spent on (a) Twitter and (b) other online communications systems in each of the last three years. 
(a) Twitter-DSA established a free Twitter presence in May 2009. The Agency is not required to pay for this facility.
(b) The costs of the DSA corporate website (dsa.gov.uk) are shown in the following table. These costs include web-hosting, site security, the use of online media to deliver public consultations, development of online communication to increase take-up of DSA's online services and to make available corporate information.
"A Learning to Drive" online marketing campaign was run at a cost of £11,690 (during 2007-2008).
A five month marketing campaign to promote the Agency's "Enhanced Rider Scheme" (ERS) at a cost of £52,940, in 2009.
Mr. Moss: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many full-time equivalent employees of the Driving Standards Agency are in the salary band (a) £150,000 and above, (b) £100,000 to £149,999, (c) £80,000 to £99,999, (d) £60,000 to £79,999, (e) £40,000 to £59,999, (f) £25,000 to £39,999 and (g) £24,999 and under. 
|Salary band rates||Total staff employed at 31 December 2009|
Mr. Moss: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was claimed in expenses by each member of the senior management of the Driving Standards Agency in each of the last three years. 
|n/a = not applicable as not in director post.|
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