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Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: Flights to Pakistan (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: Latest monthly data available from the Civil Aviation Authority show that in the past 12 months (October 2007 to September 2008) there were 384,000 passengers who flew direct from the UK to Pakistan, and 390,000 passengers who flew direct from Pakistan to the UK.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Buses (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: The Government are confident that there is sufficient funding in total for statutory concessionary fares. Additional funding of £212 million, £217 million and £223 million will be provided to local authorities over the next three years to cover the extra cost of the new concession. This brings the total spending on concessionary fares to approximately £1 billion per year. The special...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cyclists: Helmets (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: A review commissioned by the Department for Transport and published in 2002 (Bicycle Helmets—A review of their effectiveness, Road Safety Research Report No 30, available at: www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/research/rsrr/theme1/bicyclehe lmetsreviewofeffect4726) concluded that overall there is evidence that bicycle helmets can be effective at reducing the incidence and severity of head, brain...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Shipping: Broadcasting (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: It is not possible to introduce measures that would prevent incidents of re-transmission of non-maritime radio transmissions on maritime frequencies, whether caused inadvertently or deliberately. Such occurrences are rare, and as in this case, the problem can be quickly resolved, using existing coastguard procedures.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Shipping: Irish Lights (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: There are no legal or constitutional reasons. Both Governments have accepted the need to update the arrangements for funding of Irish Lights. We are continuing negotiations aimed at reaching a new agreement.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Shipping: Lighthouse Authorities (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: We do not believe that amalgamating the three general lighthouse authorities (GLAs) into one authority would offer major additional savings. The GLAs work together to drive down costs and have been proactive on reducing overhead costs where they can. In recent years, the GLA fleet has reduced from nine to six vessels and the number of depot sites from nine to four. These reductions have been...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Shipping: Lighthouse Authorities (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: The information for 2007-08 is set out below: General Lighthouse Authority Board members paid more than £50,000 but not more than £70,000 Board members paid more than £70,000 but not more than £100,000 Board members paid more than £100,000 Trinity House None 3 1 The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouses None None None Commissioners of Irish Lights None 1 4

Written Answers — House of Lords: Shipping: Navigation Aids (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: Over the past year the General Lighthouse Fund has suffered from falls in investment income and adverse movement in the exchange rate between the pound and euro. These will be among the factors the Secretary of State for Transport will take into account in the annual review of funding before determining the light dues payable by ships calling at UK ports. A number of options, both to reduce...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Shipping: Navigation Aids (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: No such studies have been undertaken.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Shipping: Navigation Aids (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: No charges are imposed on ships entering UK harbours to meet the costs of aids to navigation in these other countries.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: There are no minimum dimensions and weights for the improved mirrors. While the mirror lens must have a minimum radius of curvature, the overall dimensions will depend upon a number of factors including the vehicle design and height of the mirror from the road surface. However, we would expect the overall mirror dimensions to be in the region of 200mm x 200mm and the weight between 1.0 and 1.5kg.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Network Rail (14 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: Decisions on the remuneration and incentivisation of Network Rail's executives are a matter for Network Rail's independent remuneration committee. Bonuses are determined against key performance indicator targets set by the independent Office of Regulation (ORR) in accordance with condition 28 of Network Rail's network licence. The terms of Network Rail's management incentive policy can be...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Drinking Water (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: The provision of free drinking water in public buildings including airports is not generally obligatory but is the responsibility of the building operator. Nevertheless, most airports do provide free water.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Drinking Water (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: There are no regulations setting out what airlines must provide in terms of meals or refreshments. Therefore, the decision to provide drinking water free of charge is at the discretion of airlines, as it is for rail, coach and ferry operators.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commission for Integrated Transport (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: The Commission for Integrated Transport's budget for the current financial year is £1,260,000. The chairman's remuneration is £5,431 (reduced from £30,000 at his request); the two vice-chairs receive £24,000; and 12 further board members each receive £5,431.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crime: Dangerous Driving (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: The Government have no plans to increase the penalties for dangerous driving which causes criminal damage. There is no current specific offence of dangerous driving which causes criminal damage. Indeed, as criminal damage is by definition damage that was caused intentionally, most dangerous driving that causes damage to property would not be classed as causing criminal damage. The offence of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crime: Metal Theft (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: This information is not held by the Department for Transport but by the British Transport Police, which can be contacted at: British Transport Police, 25 Camden Road, London, NW1 9LN, e-mail: parliament@btp.pnn.police.uk.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fishing: Health and Safety (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: Although the Health and Safety at Work etc Act and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 regulations do apply to fishermen in certain limited circumstances (eg when unloading vessels in port), the safety of fishermen on fishing vessels at sea is governed by the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 and various sets of merchant shipping and fishing vessel health and safety...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Cross-country (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: The decision to withdraw this service was made after analysing passenger and capacity demand. The withdrawal of this service has resulted in three sections of track in west London no longer being served by franchised passenger services. The Department for Transport is not proposing to discontinue passenger services over these sections of track and is currently looking at demand to ascertain...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Engineering (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Adonis: The Government have made no such assessment. This is an operational matter for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail network. The noble Baroness should contact Network Rail's chief executive at the following address for a response to her Question: lain Coucher, Chief Executive, Network Rail, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.


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