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Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents occurred in Milton Keynes on average on each day of the week in each year since 1997. [315368]

Paul Clark: The information requested is given in the following table:

The average number of reported personal injury road accidents in Milton Keynes (unitary authority) on each day of the week: 1997 to 2008
Average number of accidents

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total number of accidents

1997

2.79

2.71

3.34

2.54

2.96

2.48

1.90

977

1998

2.75

3.29

2.73

2.81

2.87

1.98

2.35

979

1999

2.83

2.85

2.58

2.71

3.36

2.31

1.65

954

2000

2.90

2.90

2.71

3.02

3.65

2.26

1.91

1,011

2001

2.45

2.71

2.83

2.44

3.10

2.29

2.02

930

2002

2.17

2.21

2.50

2.62

3.06

2.12

1.87

862

2003

2.67

2.44

1.98

2.56

2.62

2.10

1.60

832

2004

2.37

2.31

2.35

2.49

2.75

1.98

1.69

834

2005

2.33

2.63

2.60

2.65

3.06

1.77

1.62

868

2006

2.25

2.87

2.58

2.44

3.25

2.08

1.89

904

2007

2.26

2.40

2.21

2.37

2.42

2.08

1.56

798

2008

2.04

2.28

2.42

2.19

2.38

1.96

1.31

763


Rolling Stock: Procurement

Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the level of financial saving that would result from the cancellation of the Inter-City Express Programme. [314341]

Chris Mole: We intend to place appropriate financial information from the contract with Agility Trains which is currently commercially confidential, in the public domain following financial close.


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Speed Limits: Greater London

Mr. Evennett: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of speed cameras in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009. [314762]

Paul Clark: The Department for Transport only holds information about the number of safety camera sites operating within the National Safety Camera Programme for England and Wales which started in 2001 and ended on 31 March 2007. There were 294 speed camera sites (including average speed cameras) operating in London in 2001 and 439 when the programme ended in 2007.

Since 1 April 2007 the deployment of safety cameras has been the responsibility of individual local partnerships. Separate information for each London borough is not held by the Department, but may be held by the London Safety Camera Partnership along with details regarding the current number of sites.

Transport: Finance

Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of any projects his Department has considered cancelling in each of the last five years, together with any calculations of the estimated costs or savings likely to result from each. [314342]

Chris Mole: The Department for Transport routinely reviews the business cases of its projects at a number of pre-defined stages in their development, in accordance with project management best practice. Projects are reviewed at each stage on the basis of their projected benefits, value for money and affordability. A project is therefore not regarded as either 'approved' or 'cancelled' until a final decision stage is reached.

Prime Minister

Transcription Services

Mr. Hands: To ask the Prime Minister (1) how much 10 Downing Street spent on transcription services to each supplier in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 to date; [305824]

(2) what transcripts have been provided for 10 Downing Street by Global Lingo since March 2009; what each transcript's date of production was; and what the cost was to the public purse of each transcript; [305825]

(3) on what contractual basis Global Lingo provide transcription services to 10 Downing Street; [305826]

(4) what system was in place for the provision of transcripts of 10 Downing Street events before March 2009. [305827]

Angela E. Smith: I have been asked to reply.

The Prime Minister's Office is an integral part of Cabinet Office. Information relating to expenditure incurred on transcription services is not held centrally and therefore is available only at disproportionate cost.

The Cabinet Office does not have any contractual agreements with Global Lingo.


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Olympics

Olympic Games 2012: Apprentices

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much has been spent on the apprenticeship scheme associated with the London 2012 Olympics. [310361]

Kevin Brennan: I have been asked to reply.

The Department and the Department for Children, Schools and Families expect to spend over £1 billion on apprenticeships this year. The total cost of delivering apprenticeships associated with the London 2012 Olympics is not available. Training costs of apprenticeship frameworks funded through the National Apprenticeship Service and associated with the Olympics are not separately identifiable from those not connected with the Olympics.

Olympic development apprenticeships are also being supported by a number of other partners including the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), ConstructionSkills and individual colleges and training providers. The ODA has contributed £275,000 towards the apprenticeship programme, while ConstructionSkills will be providing an employer support contribution of £319,000 over a two year programme through the National Construction College.

Children, Schools and Families

GCSE: Disadvantaged

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals at the end of key stage 4 did not achieve an A* to C grade at GCSE in (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) history, (iv) French and (v) physics in (A) the earliest year and (B) the most recent year for which figures are available. [310105]

Ms Diana R. Johnson [holding answer 11 January 2010]: Pupil level attainment data by free school meal eligibility and ethnicity is only available from 2003 onwards. The information requested is presented in the following table and is for maintained schools only.


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Subject Number of white pupils( 1) eligible for free-school meals entered for subject not achieving a GCSE grade A*-C Percentage of white pupils eligible for free-school meals entered for subject not achieving a GCSE grade A*-C

Boys Girls Boys Girls

2003

English

19,586

16,046

76.8

61.7

Mathematics

21,837

21,423

81.8

81.5

History

3,631

3,656

71.5

67.9

French

7,391

8,011

86.5

75.5

Physics

119

131

32.6

43.1

2009( 2)

English

15,398

13,245

69.8

57.4

Mathematics

14,748

15,766

65.2

68.4

History

2,791

2,557

64.5

58.7

French

1,450

2,019

63.6

57.7

Physics

164

145

17.5

19.0

(1) Figures for 2003 are based on pupils aged 15 and 2009 figures are based on pupils at the end of Key Stage 4.
(2) Figures for 2009 are provisional.
Source:
National Pupil Database

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