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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
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star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland 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 Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16093 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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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 answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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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 Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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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 Network Rail 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 which studies or investigations are currently examining past, present or future issues relating to Network Rail; who commissioned each study or investigation; and what are the names of the study or investigation leaders, terms of reference and planned reporting dates for each. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL1318 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 2015-07-23more like thismore than 2015-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government has recently commissioned three pieces of work looking into Network Rail:</p><p> </p><p>- Dame Colette Bowe is looking at what lessons can be learnt from the planning of the Control Period 5 programme in order to improve future rail infrastructure investment. This will report in September.</p><p> </p><p>- Sir Peter Hendy is looking at how we can put the current investment programme back on a sustainable footing. This will also report in the autumn.</p><p> </p><p>- Nicola Shaw will look to the future: advising the government on how it should approach the future shape and financing of Network Rail in the longer term. This will report in time for Budget 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The terms of reference for Bowe are available in the Libraries of the House.<ins class="ministerial"> Those for Shaw will also be placed in the Libraries of the House. Terms of reference for Hendy have not been published.</ins></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Terms of reference for the other two pieces of work have not been published.</del></p><p> </p><p>Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road are also conducting their own reviews internally. Any terms of reference are held by the respective organisations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-23T16:20:15.443Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-23T16:20:15.443Z
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less than 2015-08-05T09:19:44.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-08-05T09:19:44.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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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 Social Services: Children 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 recent publication <i>HS2 and the railway network: the case for a review</i> by Tony May and Jonathan Tyler, in particular the portions regarding costs and emissions arising from the development of Euston station. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL772 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">As is normal for large projects, the Cabinet Office’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) is conducting assurance of the HS2 programme as it proceeds into its delivery phase. It is standard practice for this to include a small cross Government team, and not unusual for the Cabinet Secretary to take an interest on projects of this scale. ‎</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Headlines from the IPA's work on Phase 2 of High Speed 2 has now been reported in a NAO report on the HS2 project, published on 28 June. The work informs future cost estimates for HS2, as these are developed.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">HS2 has undertaken a general review of the report. This includes points on emissions where HS2 consider reducing the speed of the railway makes minimal impact to the construction carbon footprint, and on costs where comparison with other schemes is not being made on a like for like basis.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">For example the French track has no new stations, it does not go through a dense built-up urban area, it does not have the tunnels that we are building on HS2 to protect the environment,‎ and property prices are very low in comparison to the UK. The net result is that it is cheaper, but we will use joint ventures including continental firms with experience of building high speed rail and this will drive down our costs.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The review did not specifically cover costs or emissions arising from the development of Euston Station. However, HS2 Ltd is committed to minimising the carbon footprint of HS2 as far as practicable and to delivering low carbon long distance journeys supported by low carbon energy. We will do this by, where practicable, avoiding carbon in the design, reducing carbon from construction and operations, using and/or generating low carbon energy and sequestering carbon.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T11:19:25.973Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T11:19:25.973Z
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less than 2016-07-04T13:17:51.97Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T13:17:51.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
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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 High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 how long they expect journey times to be for HS2 trains between London and (1) Crewe, (2) Edinburgh, and (3) Glasgow, when Phases 1 and 2A are completed, compared with the present Pendolino services, and whether they have estimated the time saving that would be gained if the HS2 trains incorporated a tilting mechanism and so could be used on the West Coast Main Line North of Crewe; and if so, what is that time saving. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL5562 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 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The proposed HS2 rolling stock tender specification does not preclude a bidder offering a tilting train solution. However, no tilting trains currently operate faster than 250km/h. HS2 Ltd assumes that tilting rolling stock could achieve a maximum operating speed on the high speed network of 300km/h rather than 360km/h for non-tilting rolling stock. This lower maximum operating speed would increase journey times on the dedicated HS2 network and could reduce network capacity. HS2 Ltd has assumed a number of minor line speed improvements on the northern West Coast Main Line for non-tilting rolling stock.</p><p> </p><p>HS2 will not serve Edinburgh until Phase 2B opens. Existing and projected estimated journey times from London Euston are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Crewe </strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> <strong>Glasgow</strong></ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> WCML Pendolino</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> 1hr30</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">4hr17 </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Phase 1 non-tilt</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1h08 </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> 4h00</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> Phase 1 tilt</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Approx 1hr11 </ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> Approx 4h00</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> Phase 2A non-tilt</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> 0h55</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> 3h48</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> Phase 2A tilt</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> Approx1h01</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> Approx 3h51</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Crewe</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Glasgow</strong></del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">WCML Pendolino</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1h30</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">4h17</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Phase 1 non-tilt</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1h08</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">4h00</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Phase 1 tilt</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Approx 1h11</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Approx 4h00</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Phase 2A non-tilt</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0h55</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3h48</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Phase 2A tilt</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Approx 1h01</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Approx 3h51</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T13:24:32.217Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T13:24:32.217Z
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less than 2017-03-09T15:58:57.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T15:58:57.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
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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 High Speed 2 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL5562), how, assuming that signalling is designed appropriately for the relevant speed, operating at a speed of 320km/h rather than 360km/h would reduce capacity on the high speed line. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL5993 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 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Reducing the maximum speed of trains from 360km/h to 320km/h would result in trains taking longer to complete their overall journey. This means that, unless we buy more train sets, we will not able to run as many train services on HS2 and therefore capacity will be reduced.</p><p> </p><p>In my previous answer [HL5562], reduced capacity was also in the context of running tilting trains at 300km/h on the HS2 network. Mixing tilting trains running at 300km/h on HS2 with non-tilting trains running at 360km/h would also reduce capacity because it would reduce the number of train paths available per hour. Furthermore, the response to our market sounding of rolling stock manufacturers has indicated that <del class="ministerial">titling</del> <ins class="ministerial">tilting</ins> trains offer reduced seating capacity per train set compared with non-tilt.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T11:48:15.87Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-23T11:48:15.87Z
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less than 2017-03-28T15:14:32.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-28T15:14:32.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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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
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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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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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 Railways: Exeter 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 is the total estimated cost of the works near Cowley Bridge to improve the resilience of the railway by removing three weirs from the River Exe, and what funding the Environment Agency is contributing to the works. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL2245 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>Network Rail has allocated £13.4million from the geo-environmental resilience programme. Their preferred option involves the removal of three weirs close to Stafford's bridge and Cowley bridge.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency are not providing financial assistance with the scheme, but support the scheme as it complements their Exeter Flood defence scheme and their general approach of returning rivers to their natural states.</p><p> </p><p>Over the coming months, Network Rail will work with the Environment Agency to work out how they deliver the scheme collaboratively.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:52:31.4855409Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:52:31.4855409Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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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 European Rail Traffic Management System more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their latest cost estimates for the installation of the European Rail Traffic Management System in each cab of United Kingdom trains. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2253 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Our estimates are based upon information and assessments carried out by industry, who have used data from UK and EU deployments.</p><p> </p><p>The Government uses these estimates as a benchmark only, to be used during the evaluation of those new passenger franchises affected by the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) deployment. As this information is used in commercial competitions, it would not be appropriate to put this in the public domain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:47:56.4540823Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:47:56.4540823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
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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 Rolling Stock more like this
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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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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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less than 2014-11-04T13:47:05.1699044Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:47:05.1699044Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 High Speed Two and Network Rail: Disclosure of Information 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 whether Network Rail and HS2 have whistleblower policies; and if so, where those policies are published. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL11229 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>HS2 Ltd has had a Whistleblowing Policy since 2014. It was updated in 2018 to incorporate the launch of the “Speak Out” reporting line. The Whistleblowing Policy is published internally on the HS2 Ltd intranet. HS2 Ltd is now working on launching the “Speak Out” reporting line outside of HS2 Ltd. At present, where any whistleblowing allegations are raised to the HS2 Helpdesk, such allegations are referred to HS2’s independent “Speak Out” line supplier.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail’s whistleblowing policy is published online on the Network Rail website and is available at:</p><p><a href="https://cdn.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Speak-Out-Policy-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://cdn.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Speak-Out-Policy-2017.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:07:44.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:07:44.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this