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|Severn crossings: Average hourly vehicle flow during 2009 (westbound)|
Chris Mole: Vehicle numbers are counted in the westbound direction as part of the toll collection, which is in that direction only. The average hourly flows of vehicles in each charging category travelling westbound during 2009 across the Severn crossings are detailed in the following table.
|Severn crossings: average hourly flows during 2009 ( westbound)|
|Time||Class1 (£5.50)||Class2 (£10.90)||Class3 (£16.40)||Exempt|
Mr. Scott: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department has received for (a) the road pricing demonstration projects and (b) other funds associated with national road pricing in each of the last five years; and how much he expects to receive for such projects in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Leech: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress his Department has made on the development of a digital road map containing speed limit data; and when he expects such a map to be available to the public. 
Paul Clark: The Department for Transport has completed development of a draft technical document that gives traffic authorities guidance on how to collect and manage digital speed limit data in a nationally consistent way. This draft is being tested through pilots, first in Lancashire as part of a Road Safety Partnership Grant-funded project looking at an advisory form of Intelligent Speed Adaptation, and more recently through a second pilot with Greater Manchester, building on work they have started as part of their review of A and B road speed limits. The technical document will be made available to authorities to use following any necessary post-pilot revisions.
John Howell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what correspondence his Department has had with Reading borough council on its bid for funds from the Transport Innovation Fund in each month of 2010. 
Mr. Khan: The Department for Transport exchanged correspondence with Reading borough council in January 2010 about economic appraisal issues relating to their proposal for a Low Emission Zone, which formed part of the council's bid to the Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) submitted at the end of January 2010.
The Department also received in January 2010 a request from the council for additional pump-priming funding for work on modelling and the economic and environmental appraisal of options relating to development of their TIF proposals. The Department replied in February 2010 confirming the award of funding for this work.
The Department wrote to Reading borough council about their TIF bid in March 2010 following the announcement that a new Urban Challenge Fund will replace TIF. A copy of the letter sent to the council is available on the Department's website under the heading 'Transport Innovation Fund' at:
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what (a) facilities and (b) staff time (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies provide to trade union staff representatives of Unite; and at what annual cost to his Department. 
(a) Unite staff have access to and use of the same standard office facilities as other staff
(b) 129 days (equal to 0.59 full-time equivalent) were allocated in year 2009-10
The estimated salary costs were £15,400 for 2009-10
GCDA allow official trade union representatives paid time off to carry out union duties relating to GCDA and relevant training to carry out official duties. GCDA can provide further information relating to annual costs only at disproportionate cost.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department has spent under each budget heading on the recruitment of additional staff in response to the recession in each of the last two years. 
Jonathan Shaw: The amount spent on recruitment by the Department in response to the recession in the last two years cannot be provided, as recruitment costs are not recorded separately within our financial systems.
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