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100049
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 East Coast Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line require them to pay the same access charge as Intercity East Coast; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Grand Central will not pay the same access charges as Intercity East Coast as Open Access Operators do not pay Fixed Track Access Charges (FTAC). However, both Franchised and Open Access Operators pay Variable Track Access Charges (VTAC) since these are set to reflect the direct ‘wear and tear’ costs that train services impose on the network when they are run.</p><p> </p><p>For Control Period 5 (CP5) the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has held <ins class="ministerial">the Capacity Charge element of VTAC at CP4 levels for services currently run by existing passenger Open Access Operators, however they will pay CP5 rates for any additional or new services whilst any new entrant Open Access Operator will pay CP4 rates on services below a set threshold and CP5 rates on services above that threshold. </ins><del class="ministerial">Open Access (both passenger and freight) VTAC at CP4 levels, whilst</del> Franchised Operators pay the new, higher CP5 rates<del class="ministerial">.</del> <ins class="ministerial">for both existing and new services.  However, this is the only element of VTAC that is calculated on a different basis.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Z
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less than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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24717
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100630
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Railways: North West more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England, particularly between East Lancashire and Greater Manchester. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2361 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England has been assessed in a number of studies including the Northern Hub and Network Rail’s Lancashire and Cumbria and North-West Route Utilisation strategies. The case will be further addressed in respect of Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (2019-20<ins class="ministerial">2</ins><del class="ministerial">1</del>4) and beyond through the Northern Route Study as part of Network Rail’s Long Term Planning Process to inform decisions on the Government’s Rail Investment Strategy for Control Period 6.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Z
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less than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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25208
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
77773
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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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 Railways: Liverpool more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the relative impact on Liverpool, compared to Leeds and Manchester, if neither HS2 nor the proposed HS3 rail links are connected to the city. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL1070 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The high level assessments of potential options for the route of Phase Two of HS2, including options for serving Liverpool, were published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/options-for-phase-two-of-the-high-speed-rail-network" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/options-for-phase-two-of-the-high-speed-rail-network</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The potential route of HS3 to introduce improved rail links in the North has not been decided. The plans are at an early stage. The Government has asked Sir David Higgins to produce a Plan for bringing the benefits of high speed rail to the north more quickly, as well as initial proposals for faster east-west connections – including options on route, timescales and cost, and to deliver this in the Autumn. This will start the process by which we can have a proper debate about the future of rail connectivity in the North.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-07-18T11:00:40.433Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-18T11:00:40.433Z
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less than 2014-07-21T11:16:51.0168651Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:16:51.0168651Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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11110
star this property answering member printed Baroness Adams of Craigielea more like this
star this property answering member 631
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
100019
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Ukraine more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 Statement by Baroness Kramer on 15 October (WS33–35), whether the interim report concerning the crash of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 indicates whether the aircraft was attacked by warplanes or a ground-based missile; and when the final report is likely to be produced and published. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2234 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Dutch Safety Board published its preliminary report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines on 9 September 2014. Based on its preliminary findings to date, there is no indication of any operational or technical issues with either the aircraft or its crew. The damage observed on the forward section of the aircraft appears to indicate that the aircraft was penetrated by a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft. It is likely that it is this damage that resulted in the loss of structural integrity of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight break. The Dutch Safety Board is continuing with its investigation. There is no current indication when it will publish the final report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:44:22.5557563Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:44:22.5557563Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
100046
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 European Rail Traffic Management System more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 as to progress in other countries of the European Union of the successful installation of the European Rail Traffic Management System on any busy mixed traffic railway. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2252 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail, which leads the industry deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), is fully engaged within European groups involved in ERTMS rollout. In particular Network Rail is looking closely at the Danish deployment, which will deliver ERTMS onto mixed traffic corridors. The assessments of Network Rail are fed into national planning activities for ERTMS implementation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:26:13.7629336Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:26:13.7629336Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100048
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 East Coast Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they consider that the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line will have on the premium payments generated by the Intercity East Coast franchise. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2254 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport has forecast premiums for the purposes of the competition for the InterCity East Coast franchise. These forecasts take into account Grand Central’s access rights at their current levels. The Invitation to Tender for the InterCity East Coast franchise competition includes a Risk Assumption relating to the impact of an expansion of Open Access operations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:25:22.6907056Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:25:22.6907056Z
star this property answering member
1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100067
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Rolling Stock more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a policy of encouraging rail operators to convert first class carriages to standard class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2273 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Government specifies high level capacity requirements and expects the industry to determine appropriate operational solutions based on local demand to deliver these requirements. Where appropriate, this may include providing additional seating capacity in standard class carriages through conversion of first class carriages. While it is not our general policy to require operators to convert first class carriages to standard class, the Government would expect operators to consider the appropriate mix of standard and first class provision in meeting local demand for their services. In the case of the recent Virgin West Coast and First Great Western Direct Awards, the Government has contracted with the operators to provide additional capacity in this way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:47:05.1699044Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
100068
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 East Coast Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether East Coast Rail has carried out any study or projections of what would be the effect of converting one carriage on the East Coast intercity from first class to second class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2274 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>East Coast has conducted some limited analysis on the effect of converting first to standard class carriages on the franchise. Their analysis shows that standard class is not currently capacity constrained. As such, they consider that there is no immediate demand for more standard class carriages and, especially considering the upcoming introduction of the new InterCity Express trains, such a conversion is not likely to provide the best outcome for East Coast passengers or taxpayers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:27:09.9865432Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:27:09.9865432Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
100615
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Diesel Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce measures to reduce the use of diesel engines as compared to petrol engines because of the effects of diesel fumes on health. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL2346 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Progressively tighter new vehicle European emission standards have reduced harmful particulate matter pollution emissions from diesel vehicles to a point where they are now equivalent to those from petrol vehicles. The latest emission standard for lorries and buses, Euro VI, will in addition substantially reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Government experts are working with the European Commission and other member states to ensure that the Euro 6 emission standard for diesel cars and vans will also deliver reduced NOx emissions.</p><p> </p><p>In addition between 2011 and 2020 we have committed over two billion pounds to increase the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles, on active and sustainable travel and to support green transport initiatives, which will help to improve air quality.</p><p> </p><p>As such, the Government has no current plans for any specific restriction or prohibition on the production or sale of diesel vehicles.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:45:31.4313578Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:45:31.4313578Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
100631
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Railways: North West more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 improve rail links between East Lancashire and Manchester; and what factors were considered when making judgements about which projects to support. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2362 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Plans to improve rail links between East Lancashire and Manchester including the scheme to install a two-mile loop between Darwen and Sough tunnel (near Entwistle) to facilitate additional services between Blackburn and Manchester and the introduction of improved Burnley – Manchester services using the recently-constructed curve at Todmorden are being promoted by the relevant local authorities. The judgement of which projects to support is a matter for the promoters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:12:24.72437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:12:24.72437Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this