Written answers 1 to 5 February 2010

Monday 1 February 2010

Safety Belts: Young People
Mr. Amess: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 326W, on driving: young people, if he will place in the Library a copy of the research to which the answer referred; and if he will make a statement. [314029]

Paul Clark: The research referred to is Road Safety Research Report 98 “Strapping Yarns: Why People Do And Do Not Wear Seat Belts” published in November 2008. The report is available on the Department for Transport’s website at the following link:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/research/rsrr/theme5/reportno98.pdf

a copy has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Driving: Licensing
Mr. Goodwill: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what category of driving licence will be needed to drive a steam engine or steam lorry on the public highway when EU Directive 2006/126/EC comes into force in 2013. [314829]

Paul Clark: The new Directive will come into force on 19 January 2013. Those drivers who already hold a full car licence (category B) on that date will retain the right to drive a steam engine or steam lorry.

Drivers who pass a motor car test after that date will need to pass a further test in either a category c vehicle (over 3.5 tonnes) or category G (road roller) before they can drive a steam engine or steam lorry.

The Department for Transport is currently in discussion with the Commission about the possibility of an exemption from the requirement being offered to additional groups of drivers.

Driving Offences
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2010 to question 312817, what the average fine given to a person convicted of driving without insurance was in each justice administrative area in 2008. [314785]

Claire Ward: Pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2010, Official Report, columns 860-62W, the number of average fines imposed at all courts in England and Wales in 2008 for using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, by police force area, is given in the following table.

Average fine imposed at all courts for offences of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, by police force area, England and Wales, 2008( 1)
Police force area Average amount of fine (£)
Avon and Somerset 184
Bedfordshire 246
Cambridgeshire 207
Cheshire 275
City of London 238
Cleveland 230
Cumbria 225
Derbyshire 339
Devon and Cornwall 193
Dorset 253
Durham 188
Essex 260
Gloucestershire 225
Greater Manchester 222
Hampshire 196
Hertfordshire 251
Humberside 219
Kent 257
Lancashire 251
Leicestershire 197
Lincolnshire 233
Merseyside 193
Metropolitan Police 238
Norfolk 202
North Yorkshire 222
Northamptonshire 203
Northumbria 188
Nottinghamshire 192
South Yorkshire 205
Staffordshire 274
Suffolk 204
Surrey 256
Sussex 216
Thames Valley 257
Warwickshire 240
West Mercia 252
West Midlands 241
West Yorkshire 190
Wiltshire 263
Dyfed Powys 230
Gwent 215
North Wales 216
South Wales 196
England and Wales 229
(1) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Source:
Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.

Driving Offences: Suffolk
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) convictions, (b) cautions and (c) fixed penalty notices have been given to people arrested for speeding offences on (i) the A143 and (ii) the A14 in Suffolk in each year since 1997. [314867]

Mr. Alan Campbell: I have been asked to reply.

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Information held by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice on motoring convictions, cautions and fines do not include information on the specific road where the speeding took place.

Chorley
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Chorley constituency as possible, the effect on that constituency of the policies of his Department and its predecessors since 1997. [314237]

Mr. Khan: The Transport Act 2000, as amended by the Local Transport Act 2008, has provided a new policy framework benefiting all local transport authorities. The framework gives greater certainty of funding, while encouraging more strategic transport planning with local consultation, and increasing local flexibility and discretion over resources. It was accompanied by a significant increase in capital funding: support from the Department for Transport for transport investment in Lancashire, within which transport authority Chorley falls, has risen more than threefold over the last decade.

Investment in Lancashire county council’s local transport plan has delivered a number of improvements to the quality, safety and accessibility of the local transport network. Between 2004 and 2008, bus patronage per head of population increased by 18 per cent. and the number of people killed or seriously injured on the local highway network decreased by 5 per cent. In 2005, Lancashire county council submitted a successful bid to the Department for ‘Kickstart’ revenue funding of the ‘Chorley Connect’ bus network. The £800,000 award facilitated the implementation of a fully accessible integrated network of routes in partnership with Stagecoach North West, including new evening and Sunday services.

Additionally, several major transport projects have been successfully delivered within the Chorley constituency since 1997. The £3 million Chorley Interchange was completed in March 2003, providing significantly improved connections between bus and rail services in the town. In November 2007, the £8 million Eaves Green Link Road was opened, completing the southern and western bypass of Chorley. The new road has improved access to local services by public transport and will facilitate further economic development in the area. The project has also won a number of awards for its innovative approach to minimising the environmental impact of the development.

It was announced in August 2009 that Lancashire county council had been allocated £3 million from the Community Infrastructure Fund to support the construction of a new railway station serving the Buckshaw Village development, to the north of Chorley. The new station will play a key role in supporting the sustainable development of the Central Lancashire Growth Point and is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

Slough
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Slough constituency, the effects on Slough of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000. [311980]

Mr. Khan: The Transport Act 2000, as amended by the Local Transport Act 2008, has provided a new policy framework benefiting all local transport authorities. The framework gives greater certainty of funding, while encouraging more strategic transport planning with local consultation, and increasing local flexibility and discretion over resources. It was accompanied by a significant increase in capital funding: support from the Department for Transport for Slough’s transport investment has risen sevenfold over the last decade.

Investment in Slough borough council’s Local Transport Plan has delivered a number of improvements to the quality, safety and accessibility of the local transport network. Between 2001 and 2007, the number of people killed or seriously injured on the local highway network decreased by 34 per cent., and bus patronage per head of population increased by 20 per cent. in the period 2004-08.

Slough borough council has worked closely with the Highways Agency to introduce ramp metering on the M4 around Slough. The project has contributed to reduced traffic flows on the motorway at peak times and provided road users with greater journey time reliability. Ramp metering is also contributing to the M4 Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) Action Plan.

A Quality Bus Partnership has been signed with First Berkshire which has brought about significant investment by both the borough council and the bus operator. Enhanced services have been provided to the major employment sites at Heathrow and the Slough Trading Estate as part of the council’s accessibility and economic development strategies and upgraded bus stops and shelters have been installed along the A4 London Road.

In June 2009, Slough borough council’s Planning Committee approved the master plan for the £450 million ‘Heart of Slough’ project, which will lead to the regeneration of a 29-acre site in the town centre. The project is to be delivered by the borough council in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency and Development Securities and will deliver 1,500 new homes, 35,000 square metres of office space, a new bus station and measures to improve pedestrian flow between the High Street and the bus and rail stations. The bus station is due to be completed in early 2011 and will form a key part of the borough council’s vision for Slough as a regional transport hub.

Streatham
Keith Hill: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Streatham constituency, the effects on that constituency of changes to his Department’s policies since 1997. [313392]

Mr. Khan: The Department for Transport (DFT) does not routinely hold transport statistics on a parliamentary constituency basis. However, the Department provides Transport for London (TfL) with a block grant to fund transport delivery in London. This grant has increased by just over 245 per cent. in the last nine years, rising to some £3.3 billion in 2010-11. Drawing on these and other resources, the Mayor is responsible for publishing, and through TfL, implementing a transport strategy for London, while the boroughs are required to publish local implementation plans which set out how they will contribute to the Mayor’s strategy.

The additional funding that has been made available has helped deliver 1,089 million passenger journeys on the Tube in 2008-09, the highest ever. London Underground’s scheduled service is now its largest ever, and in 2008-09 96.4 per cent. was run, the best annual result for 14 years.

Bus services in London have also improved. 2,247 million passenger journeys were made in 2008-09 and patronage grew by almost 47 per cent. between 1997-98 and 2007-08.

Concessionary travel continues to benefit elderly and disabled Londoners, and more than a million people currently hold a Freedom Pass.

South London rail routes serving Streatham have also improved. Southern have delivered a new fleet of trains, some of which operate on South London services, and the remaining rolling stock has been refurbished. Stations such as Streatham Hill and Gipsy Hill are being improved as part of the National Stations Improvement programme.

On the roads, national targets to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured by 40 per cent. and reduce the number of “slight” casualties by 10 per cent. (compared to the period 1994-98) by 2010 were largely exceeded by TfL by 2004, leading to TfL setting themselves new targets of 50 per cent. and 25 per cent. respectively.

Various improvements in relation to cycling have also been realised across London. In May 2010 TfL will launch its cycle hire scheme and construction of the first two (out of 12) cycle superhighways is presently under way. One runs close to Streatham through Lambeth to the City and is anticipated to be ready this summer. TfL report that cycling now accounts for 2 per cent. of trips in London compared to 1.2 per cent. in 2000, and between 2000-01 and 2007-08 TfL’s automatic cycle counters reported an increase in cyclists of 91 per cent.

Vauxhall
Kate Hoey: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Vauxhall constituency, the effects on the constituency of changes to his Department’s policies since 1997. [310328]

Mr. Khan: The Department for Transport (DfT) does not routinely hold transport statistics on a parliamentary constituency basis. However, the Department provides Transport for London (TfL) with a block grant to fund transport delivery in London. This grant has increased by just over 245 per cent. in the last nine years, rising to some £3.3 billion in 2010-11. Drawing on these and other resources, the Mayor is responsible for publishing and, through TfL, implementing a Transport Strategy for London, while the boroughs are required to publish Local Implementation Plans which set out how they will contribute to the Mayor’s strategy.

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Driving Offences
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of sentence was in England and Wales in respect of convictions for motoring offences which resulted in a fatality in each of the last three years. [314675]

Claire Ward: The requested information is shown in the following table.

Number of offenders sentenced, result and average custodial sentence length (ACSL)( 1) f or motoring offences resulting i n death( 2) , 2006-08
2006 2007 2008
Total sentenced 299 318 275
Discharge 0 1 0
Fine 2 4 7
Community sentence 8 9 2
Suspended sentence 8 15 10
Immediate custody 280 287 255
Otherwise dealt with 1 2 1
ACSL 42.6 42.1 48.1
(1) ACSL(months) excludes life/indeterminate sentences.
(2) Offences of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers, causing death by aggravated vehicle taking.
Notes:
1. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems.
2. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Source:
Justice Statistics-Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

Driving Offences: Alcoholic Drinks
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were prosecuted for speeding offences were over the drink-drive limit in each of the last two years. [314011]

Claire Ward: Centrally held information does not identify, of persons prosecuted for speed limit offences, those persons who were breath-tested at the time of the offence.

To answer the question based on the number of persons prosecuted for speed limit offences who were also convicted for offences of driving after consuming alcohol would require manual intervention. It is not possible to provide an answer without incurring a disproportionate cost.

Roads: Accidents
Mr. Crausby: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress has been made in reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured in road traffic accidents involving cars and motorcyclists over the last three years. [314503]

Paul Clark: The information requested is shown in the following table. These figures include all killed and seriously injured casualties in these accidents, not just occupants of the specified vehicles.

Reported killed or seriously injured road casualties in accidents involving cars and motorcycles: GB 2006-08
Accident year
2006 2007 2008
Number of killed or seriously injured casualties in:
All accidents involving a car 26,713 25,468 23,724
All accidents involving a motorcycle 6,992 7,247 6,457
All accidents involving a car and a motorcycle 4,390 4,589 3,991
Percentage change from previous year:
All accidents involving a car -1.7 -4.7 -6.8
All accidents involving a motorcycle 0.0 3.6 -10.9
All accidents involving a car and a motorcycle -2.4 4.5 -13.0

The Department for Transport consulted in 2009 on a new road safety strategy for the next two decades, A Safer Way: Consultation on making Britain’s Roads the Safest in the World. This consultation identified protecting motorcyclists as one of a number of key road safety challenges and proposed specific measures, as well as initiatives to tackle safety on rural roads, where motorcyclists are at particular risk. The new road safety strategy will be published following the completion of the North Review into drug and drink driving law.

The Government’s Motorcycling Strategy sets out a range of measures to improve the safety of all powered two-wheel users. It was published in February 2005 and a revised action plan was issued in June 2008. This includes THINK! publicity for powered two wheeler and other road users, improvements to rider training, a safer road environment and safer vehicles and equipment. We are currently working with stakeholders on revising the Motorcycle Strategy.

Mr. Sanders: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many road traffic accidents in Torbay constituency involved loss of life in each of the last five years; [314613]

(2) how many road traffic accidents there were in (a) Devon and (b) Torbay constituency in each of the last five years; how many such accidents involved (i) motorcyclists and (ii) cyclists in each such year; and how many accidents of each type resulted in loss of life in each such year. [314715]

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

Reported personal injury road accidents in Devon county and Torbay parliamentary constituency( 1) : 2004-08
Accident year
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Devon county
All accidents 3,797 4,002 3,822 3,782 3,191
Ail accidents involving a motorcycle(2) 556 560 469 513 465
All accidents involving a pedal cycle(2) 279 282 275 260 259
All fatal accidents 41 54 41 53 40
All fatal accidents involving a motorcycle(2) 15 17 5 16 11
All fatal accidents involving a pedal cycle(2) 1 2 3 0 4
Torbay parliamentary constituency
All accidents 347 328 301 291 283
All accidents involving a motorcycle(2) 53 52 36 49 42
All accidents involving a pedal cycle(2) 25 14 22 17 24
All fatal accidents 3 1 2 2 2
All fatal accidents involving a motorcycle(2) 0 0 0 0 0
All fatal accidents involving a pedal cycle(2) 0 0 0 0 1
(1) Based on 2004 parliamentary constituency boundaries. (2) Includes accidents involving both motorcycles and pedal cycles. There were two such accidents in Devon in 2008.

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the accident cluster sites are in the (a) St. Edmundsbury Borough Council and (b) Mid Suffolk District Council area. [314866]

Paul Clark: There is no standard definition for an accident cluster site. The assessment of local accident cluster sites is a matter for the relevant local highway authorities.

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there were involving drivers under the age of 21 years in (i) Bury St. Edmunds constituency and (ii) Suffolk in each year since 1997. [314874]

Paul Clark: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Reported personal injury road accidents and fatalities, involving at least one driver( 1) aged under 21 years: 1997 to 2008
Suffolk Bury St. Edmunds( 2)
Accidents Fatalities Accidents Fatalities
1997 379 7 72 2
1998 377 3 70 1
1999 386 6 47 1
2000 375 12 62 2
2001 384 8 55 0
2002 377 5 48 1
2003 398 9 69 0
2004 367 7 45 0
2005 423 4 71 1
2006 367 17 58 0
2007 372 5 53 0
2008 345 3 45 0
(1) Car, goods vehicle, bus and coach drivers.
(2) Based on 2004 parliamentary constituency boundaries.

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities have occurred (i) on the A14 and (ii) elsewhere in Suffolk between the hours of 8pm and 8am in each year since 1997. [314877]

Paul Clark: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Reported personal injury road accidents( 1 ) and fatalities( 2 ) occurring between the hours of 20.00 and 08.00: 1997 to 2008
Suffolk (excluding A14) A14 (Suffolk section)
Accidents Fatalities Accidents Fatalities
1997 519 15 29 3
1998 526 4 23 1
1999 518 22 26 1
2000 502 21 33 4
2001 553 18 39 5
2002 543 19 50 3
2003 566 20 36 1
2004 518 16 37 3
2005 530 19 42 2
2006 484 19 37 2
2007 480 13 39 3
2008 431 13 29 0
(1) Reported accidents in which at least one person was injured.
(2) Casualties in road accidents who were fatally injured.

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents have occurred in Suffolk on each day of the week in each year since 1997. [314878]

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

Reported personal injury road accidents in Suffolk by day of week: 1997 to 2008
Number of accidents
Year of accident Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total
1997 308 328 357 323 385 295 228 2,224
1998 328 337 331 310 374 330 241 2,251
1999 339 340 327 327 362 314 289 2,298
2000 309 319 334 355 427 327 241 2,312
2001 382 348 338 328 386 332 242 2,356
2002 335 328 314 375 380 321 247 2,300
2003 356 343 308 356 393 298 287 2,341
2004 289 310 349 374 353 301 244 2,220
2005 337 319 361 325 377 283 235 2,237
2006 313 283 306 313 390 265 217 2,087
2007 320 330 309 297 341 263 216 2,076
2008 302 289 346 326 341 236 221 2,061

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents have occurred on the A14 in Suffolk on each day of the week in each year since 1997. [314879]

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

Reported personal injury road accidents on the A14 in Suffolk by day of week: 199 7 to 2008
Number of accidents
Mon day Tues day Wed nesday Thur sday Fri day Sat urday Sun day Total
1997 16 19 22 15 16 20 20 128
1998 18 16 20 11 22 18 18 123
1999 22 20 17 14 17 16 16 122
2000 19 27 24 28 14 15 11 138
2001 17 17 22 23 21 22 16 138
2002 26 28 20 20 27 21 15 157
2003 22 22 23 23 14 11 13 128
2004 17 20 25 23 21 20 17 143
2005 18 23 33 16 28 15 17 150
2006 21 22 24 12 20 11 9 119
2007 13 23 18 24 21 13 14 126
2008 25 15 24 20 25 4 13 126

 

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

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.

Cycling
Questions asked by Lord Berkeley

To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis railway stations were chosen to be Cycle Points; which organisations were consulted about the choices; and whether the Department for Transport’s cycle rail integration team is taking forward the implementation of those projects. [HL1668]

The Secretary of State for Transport (Lord Adonis): The Department for Transport consulted with Network Rail on the Cycle Point concept and asked them to identify 10 suitable locations for building a Cycle Point. Stations were selected as candidates for Cycle Points based on various criteria including cycle demand, footfall, how it would complement other cycle initiatives and to ensure a fair geographical spread. Network Rail, along with the relevant train operator, is continuing to work on the implementation of these schemes.

Asked by Lord Berkeley

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the capital cost of each of the proposed Cycle Points; what is the expected customer usage; and what are the planned opening dates. [HL1669]

Lord Adonis: We have not yet reached planning stage of all 10 Cycle Points announced on 28 September and so do not know the capital cost of each proposed scheme or the projected customer usage. Leeds Cycle Point, which is the first scheme to go ahead, will be built at a cost of £660,000. This will open in May 2010. It is envisaged that all 10 Cycle Points will be open within the next two years.

Government Departments: Cars
Question asked by Lord Tebbit

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ministerial cars are (a) more than 40 years old, (b) between 30 and 40 years old, (c) between 20 and 30 years old, (d) between 10 and 20 years old, (e) between 5 and 10 years old, and (f) less than 5 years old. [HL1539]

The Secretary of State for Transport (Lord Adonis): The Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) provides transport for Ministers. All of the 80 cars used by GCDA for ministerial duties are less than five years old.

Thursday 4 February 2010

Railway Signals
Norman Baker: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the financial implications for his Department of the cancellation of the European Train Control System early deployment scheme. [314279]

Chris Mole: The Cambrian Early Deployment Scheme has not been cancelled. The lessons learnt from this scheme will be vital to informing the planning of future European Rail Traffic Management System deployments.

Transport: East of England
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding the local transport authority in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk has received from his Department (i) in total, (ii) per mile of road and (iii) per head of population in each year since 1997. [314885]

Mr. Khan: Funding provided to the local transport authorities in Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk to support local transport are shown in the following tables. From 2000-01 this funding comprises the integrated transport block and highways maintenance for general capital funding for transport and additional capital funding for specific major projects. Also included is funding for maintenance of roads that have been de-trunked, road safety projects, bus services and cycling and walking schemes. Prior to 2000-01 funding was provided in the form of ‘gross approved spending’.

Revenue expenditure on transport is generally supported through the Department for Communities and Local Government’s formula grant, and it is not possible to disaggregate this by service.

Funding for concessionary travel has not been included, since this is provided to the district councils in these areas, rather than the upper tier transport authorities.

i) In total
£ million
Financial year Suffolk Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk
2008-09 37.492 17.170 65.964 43.053 35.074 34.792
2007-08 30.495 18.204 65.057 40.412 33.905 40.020
2006-07 42.029 20.909 43.515 32.877 31.743 40.971
2005-06 38.219 11.264 28.512 35.139 38.074 35.872
2004-05 34.222 10.032 30.941 28.571 42.875 42.736
2003-04 26.213 10.738 21.667 28.153 26.746 40.181
2002-03 23.279 26.024 17.273 36.301 26.085 33.614
2001-02 25.126 9.847 16.992 35.260 23.150 39.487
2000-01 9.674 4.715 8.107 13.236 9.911 11.128
1999-2000 6.756 5.045 8.592 9.992 7.302 9.346
1998-99 5.838 3.513 5.613 6.068 4.997 7.115
1997-98 6.141 3.692 8.542 6.615 6.550 7.713
(ii) Per mile of road
£000
Financial year Suffolk Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk
2008-09 8.648 11.968 22.517 8.451 11.418 5.532
2007-08 7.038 12.696 21.819 7.944 10.372 6.518
2006-07 9.713 14.667 14.915 6.497 9.754 6.510
2005-06 8.992 8.113 9.881 6.949 12.684 5.719
2004-05 8.060 7.060 10.706 5.647 14.155 6.856
2003-04 6.147 7.442 7.543 5.697 8.277 6.399
2002-03 5.467 18.058 6.021 7.364 8.089 5.362
2001-02 5.910 6.844 5.932 7.164 7.193 6.308
2000-01 2.279 3.783 2.834 2.294 3.086 1.780
1999-2000 1.778 4.110 3.467 2.239 2.580 1.650
1998-99 1.539 2.868 2.268 1.362 1.769 1.258
1997-98 1.621 3.020 3.457 1.488 2.324 1.366
(iii) Per head of population
£
Financial year Suffolk Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk
2008-09 52 42 109 31 33 41
2007-08 43 45 107 29 32 49
2006-07 60 52 74 24 30 49
2005-06 55 28 49 26 36 43
2004-05 50 25 54 21 41 52
2003-04 39 27 38 21 26 49
2002-03 35 67 31 27 25 42
2001-02 38 26 31 27 22 49
2000-01 14 12 15 10 10 14
1999-2000 10 13 16 8 7 12
1998-99 9 10 10 5 5 9
1997-98 9 10 16 5 5 10

Friday 5 February 2010

Driving Offences: Fines
Mr. Goodwill: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in other EU member states on the implementation of the Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA on the cross-border collection of fines for motoring offences. [316000]

Bridget Prentice: My officials have been in contact with officials at the European Commission, the Scottish and Northern Irish Ministries of Justice both prior to and post-implementation of this EU directive. They conducted a webcast on 9 October 2009 in conjunction with SPARKS in which a member of the EC responsible for MRFP also participated; they attended a European workshop in Stockholm on 15 October 2009 organised by the Commission; and they visited their counterparts in the Netherlands’ Central Authority (CJIB) on 4 December 2009.

 

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