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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to their consultation Banning tyres aged 10 years and older, what evidence base was used to inform the conclusion of the impact assessment that the monetised benefits are the same if the ban is applied to all axles or to steering axles only. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL17508 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>As stated in the published impact assessment, the two fatal collisions identified by HM’s Coroner as having older tyres as a contributory factor provide the evidence base for the monetised benefits for the proposed ban.</p><p> </p><p>The estimated reduction in fatal collisions due to older tyres being removed from use is used to calculate these benefits. In both the fatal collisions the tyres that failed were fitted on the steering axle.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not aware of any collisions that have occurred as a result of tyre failure due to its age for tyres fitted away from steering axles. In the absence of further evidence, the monetised benefits are estimated to be the same.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:47:34.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:47:34.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
1141903
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics they have about tyre "blow-outs" or other tyre incidents occurring on the strategic road network to inform their policy about the maximum safe life of heavy goods vehicle and coach tyres. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL17447 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Neither Highways England, nor the Department, holds the statistics requested. The Department recently launched a consultation on proposals to ban tyres aged 10 years or older on heavy goods vehicles, heavy trailers, buses, coaches and minibuses. I encourage all interested parties to provide feedback on the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>Expert opinion from the Coroner’s inquests into two fatal road collisions and independent research commissioned by the Department provided evidence to support our proposals. The proposals in the consultation builds on existing roadworthiness guidance that advises against the use of tyres older than ten years on buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles, except on a rear axle as part of a twin wheel arrangement.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:44:57.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:44:57.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 13 June (HL16129), what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that the maximum safe life of a tyre on a heavy goods vehicle or coach is 10 years. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL16936 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The revision to the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, introduced on 5 November 2018, included best practice guidance on managing the age of tyres fitted to heavy vehicles. It followed earlier Department for Transport advice, issued to bus and coach operators, in response to expert evidence provided to Her Majesty’s Coroner following the loss of three lives in a road traffic collision in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>In parallel, emerging evidence from Department for Transport research, suggested that age does influence the properties of a tyre. This emerging evidence, together with expert opinion, supported the use of the precautionary principle for the changes to the roadworthiness guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:45:38.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:45:38.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statistical risk of a heavy goods vehicle or coach tyre having a "blow out" for each of the first 20 years after manufacture; whether that assessment is based on any scientific study; and if so, what study. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL16937 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>In June 2019 the Department launched a public consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on tyres aged 10 years and older from heavy goods vehicles, heavy trailers, buses, coaches and minibuses.</p><p> </p><p>At the same time, the Department published research that explores the link between age and tyre integrity. Although the research is not statistically conclusive, it suggests that corrosion, which can affect the tyre’s structure, is more likely to be found in older tyres. Investigations into two fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles concluded that tyre failure occurred as a result of structural deterioration due to age.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any scientific studies that specifically explore the statistical risk of tyre blow-outs for heavy goods vehicles or coaches in each year after manufacture.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T11:04:46.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T11:04:46.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Tyres more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many heavy goods vehicles that are less than 10 years old have suffered a tyre failure incident on the M25 motorway in the last six-month period for which data are available. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL16938 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Neither Highways England, nor the Department, hold the detailed statistics requested. However, the Department recently launched a consultation on proposals to ban 10 year old tyres on certain vehicles, such as HGVs. I encourage all interested parties to provide feedback on the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport remains committed to improving safety on the Strategic Road Network and note that England’s roads are amongst the safest in Europe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:45:05.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:45:05.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government for what reason the drink drive limit in England and Wales was set at 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood; and what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that limit. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL16133 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Road Safety Act 1967 made it an offence to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in excess of 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and obliged drivers to submit to a screening, breathalyser test at the roadside in certain circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In 1966 Professor Allsop published a paper “Alcohol and Road Accidents” which stated that earlier research by Professor Borkenstein in 1964 showed that with “blood alcohol levels above 80 mg/100 ml, the risk of being involved in an accident is higher”.</p><p> </p><p>Professor Allsop’s report provided the basis for setting the drink drive limit in 1967.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 April (HL14846), whether they will also monitor the results of the December 2014 reduction in the legal blood alcohol limit for motorists in Scotland from 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood to 50 milligrams; and what assessment they have made of the possible effects of introducing such a reduction for motorists in the rest of the UK. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL15337 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>An independent report of the impact of the Scottish limit reduction, led by the University of Glasgow, was published on 12 December 2018. The study found that lowering the drink drive limit was not associated with any reduction in total road traffic accident rates or serious and fatal road traffic accident rates.</p><p> </p><p>There are no current plans to lower the drink drive limit in England and Wales. The Government believes that rigorous enforcement and serious penalties for drink drivers are a more effective deterrent than changing the drink driving limit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T15:09:37.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:09:37.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of the introduction of a system of graduated licences for new or young drivers. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL14846 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport will closely monitor the results of the introduction of Graduated Driver Licencing (GDL) in Northern Ireland, before further consideration is given to introducing such a system more widely within the UK.</p><p>The Department needs to be sure that the benefits of introducing GDL to the UK are balanced against the potential risks and costs of the restrictions on young drivers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T13:59:22.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T13:59:22.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation regarding the maximum allowed age of tyres fitted to (1) coaches and (2) heavy goods vehicles. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL14132 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>On 26 February 2019, the Government announced that it will consult on options to ban tyres older than 10 years from use on buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles and mini-buses.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation will also look at whether the ban should be extended to taxis and private hire vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that some of the options under consideration may have implications for different stakeholder groups. This is why we have committed to a full consultation in order to better understand the consequences of various proposals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T13:19:05.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T13:19:05.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Industrial Injuries more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for fatalities and injuries involving confined spaces in the fishing and maritime industries in England. more like this
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Earl Attlee remove filter
star this property uin HL12177 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) undertakes rigorous investigations into accidents and incidents to ensure that the causes can be understood and lessons learned.</p><p> </p><p>There have been a number of accidents involving fatalities, and multiple fatalities, within the maritime sector. MAIB has issued a number of Safety Bulletins following these incidents (2/2008, 3/2014 and 4/2018) highlighting the risks.</p><p> </p><p>The reasons for these accidents have generally been attributed to:</p><ul><li>complacency leading to lapses in procedure;</li><li>lack of knowledge</li><li>potentially dangerous spaces not being identified; and</li><li>would-be rescuers acting on instinct and emotion rather than knowledge and training (rushing into enclosed spaces without assessing the dangers).</li></ul><p>As a result of MAIB recommendations a paper was submitted to the International Maritime Organization to raise awareness of enclosed space entry accidents. This has led to changes in the guidance issued at international level by the International Maritime Organization.</p><p> </p><p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency publishes comprehensive guidance which reflect these findings and best practice including the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP), which it is mandatory for all merchant ships to carry a copy of, the Fisherman’s Safety Guide and Marine Guidance Notes.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T12:50:35.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T12:50:35.51Z
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