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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Transport remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2014, Official Report, column 693W, on bus services: disability, how many public service vehicles (a) in each region and (b) operated by each operator have been issued with PSVAR certificates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I refer the Honourable Member to my answer of 20<sup>th</sup> March 2014. As indicated there the Department for Transport's annual bus statistics (published in September 2013) show that 78% of buses in England have been issued with PSVAR certificates, while 92% of buses are low floor.</p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of PSVAR certificates for each region:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>Region </strong></td><td><strong>Buses with certificates </strong></td><td><strong>%Buses having certificates </strong></td></tr><tr><td>East Midlands</td><td>1,400</td><td>72%</td></tr><tr><td>East of England</td><td>1,970</td><td>67%</td></tr><tr><td>London</td><td>8,880</td><td>97%</td></tr><tr><td>North East</td><td>1,370</td><td>73%</td></tr><tr><td>North West</td><td>3,900</td><td>76%</td></tr><tr><td>South East</td><td>2,690</td><td>71%</td></tr><tr><td>South West</td><td>1,950</td><td>63%</td></tr><tr><td>West Midlands</td><td>2,730</td><td>77%</td></tr><tr><td>Yorkshire and the Humber</td><td>2,800</td><td>69%</td></tr><tr><td><strong>England</strong></td><td><strong>27,680</strong></td><td><strong>78%</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures in this table are compiled from annual operator returns to the Department for Transport, which are not broken down by region. To compile the regional level estimates, each operator has been assigned to its main region of operation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The returns are made under the Statistics of Trade Act 1947, and figures for individual operators are therefore considered as commercially confidential.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
44515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects new trains to run on the electrified Liverpool to Manchester line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
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Mrs Louise Ellman more like this
star this property uin 193227 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>We expect the electric powered rolling stock to begin services on the electrified Liverpool to Manchester line from the December 2014 timetable.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
44516
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star this property date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date orders were placed for rolling stock to operate on the electrified Liverpool to Manchester line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
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Mrs Louise Ellman more like this
star this property uin 193229 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The electric powered rolling stock being supplied for the operation on the electrified Liverpool to Manchester line will be cascaded rolling stock. We are currently in negotiations with the current operator with regard to this matter, and will confirm full details in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It will be for bidders for the new long-term franchise beginning in February 2016 to propose new rolling stock beyond that date. </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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484
unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
44548
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects training for train drivers to operate rolling stock on the electrified Liverpool to Manchester line to begin. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
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Mrs Louise Ellman more like this
star this property uin 193234 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Northern have informed the Department that the process for such training began last year.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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484
unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
43862
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to improve the rail infrastructure on the North Kent rail line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 192670 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is working with Network Rail, train operators and Kent County Council to progress the case for journey time reductions between Ashford and Ramsgate by 2019 through infrastructure improvements. Funding is available for this, subject to a satisfactory business case.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4050
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
44837
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to appoint the working group to assess the impact of the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 in the shipping industry; what the terms of reference will be for that group; and what the expected timeframe will be within which it will report its findings to Ministers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 193494 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Discussions have already been held with government, association and union representatives and we have a broad understanding. A meeting of interested parties will be convened within the next two months and will focus that understanding into formulating the terms of reference and to agreeing the membership of the group. The review will be fully compliant with Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 (working on ships and hovercrafts) 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Another action of that meeting will be to set the timeframe in which the Group will report back. Members of the Group will be asked to give consideration to their own timescales that will be necessary to deliver their contributions to the Group. Therefore while Section 6 sets an absolute deadline of 17<sup>th</sup> July 2016 it would be expected for the working group to publish it report before then.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
44838
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to enforce the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 in the shipping industry; and which regulatory body is responsible for such enforcement on (a) UK and (b) overseas-flagged vessels in UK ports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Mr Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 193495 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>A contravention of the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations can be notified either to the port State authorities or directly to the appropriate enforcement team. For example, a breach of National Minimum Wage regulations could be reported directly to the HMRC Enforcement Team or gender discrimination could be reported to the Equal Opportunities Commission</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Enforcement action for a contravention occurring where the Regulations are applicable on UK flagged vessels would be undertaken by the relevant enforcement team (as per above) for that infringement. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Enforcement action for a contravention on board a foreign flagged vessel, which whilst more complex in its application, would similarly be undertaken where the Regulations are applicable to either that vessel or an individual concerned. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
43858
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the level of cross-subsidy between fare paying passengers and those using the Concessionary Travel Scheme (a) generally and (b) in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
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Mr Graham Stuart more like this
star this property uin 192473 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Concessionary travel schemes are considered to be public service obligations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Legislation requires bus operators to accept statutory concessionary bus pass holders for free travel on off-peak journeys within England, and are reimbursed for doing so. Bus operators may not solicit or accept payment for such journeys.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Reimbursement is provided on the basis that operators are “no better and no worse off” for carrying concessionary pass holders, and we therefore do not believe this to constitute a subsidy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department publishes guidance to help authorities calculate appropriate reimbursement rates. We are unaware of any cross-subsidy between fare paying and concessionary pass holding passengers occurring in rural areas or elsewhere. </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
44513
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star this property date less than 2014-03-21more like thismore than 2014-03-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of bus services that have closed in the last 12 months; and what assessment he has made of the effects of changes to the concessionary travel scheme on the viability of local bus services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
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Mr Graham Stuart more like this
star this property uin 193214 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There have been 3,385 existing bus registration cancellations in 2013/14 to date (with 5 days of the reporting period remaining). This is a reduction on the previous two years. There were also 3,303 new bus service registrations processed by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner across the same 12 month period. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Concessionary travel should have no impact on the viability of local bus services as reimbursement to bus operators is not a means to support services which are not viable on a commercial basis. Legislation requires Travel Concession Authorities (TCAs) to ensure that bus operators are left &quot;no better off and no worse off&quot; as a consequence of taking part in the mandatory travel concession. In general, TCAs set their Schemes each year and they have discretion to decide whether or not to offer more than the mandatory concession in their own Scheme areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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1482
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what agreement his Department has reached with the Welsh Government regarding the funding of electrification of the Great Western Line to Swansea and the Valleys lines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 192659 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Welsh and UK Governments agreed in 2012 to fund the electrification of the Valley Lines and the South Wales Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea. That agreement still stands and Network Rail is developing plans for electrification.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond remove filter
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this