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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency 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, if any, to review their repatriation measures for non-ATOL protected passengers, following the collapse of Thomas Cook. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL501 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>On 14 October 2019, the Queen’s Speech set out the Government’s intention to legislate to enhance the Civil Aviation Authority’s oversight of airlines, and to create a new airline insolvency framework to provide a means to keep the fleet flying and to get passengers home quickly and efficiently in the event of any future insolvencies.</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 2019-11-04T16:24:19.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:24:19.263Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1149754
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 hansard heading Monarch Airlines: Insolvency 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 how many matters are outstanding in calculating the cost to taxpayers of repatriating Monarch Airlines passengers to the United Kingdom; whether independent accountants have been appointed and given access to papers in order to assist in calculating that cost; and what enquiries have been made to Greybull and its associates in the last year about the collapse of that airline. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL47 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The calculation of the final cost to the taxpayer of repatriating Monarch Airlines passengers will depend on the outcome of the administration process, which is not due to conclude until October 2020. As such, the Department for Transport has not appointed independent accountants nor given them access to associated paper work at this time.</p><p> </p><p>Discussions with Greybull in relation to recovering the costs of the repatriation operation have been in writing. Ministers last wrote to Greybull on this matter on 5 December 2018.</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 2019-10-28T11:37:18.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T11:37:18.217Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1156586
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 October (HL39), whether Network Rail carries out any habitat and carbon offsetting to compensate for the removal of trackside vegetation. more like this
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Lord Krebs more like this
star this property uin HL466 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government expects that, where it is not safe or practical to mitigate habitat loss on its lineside estate, Network Rail makes use of opportunities to improve biodiversity elsewhere on its estate or more widely.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail does not currently carry out carbon offsetting against the removal of trackside vegetation. The Government believes that, system-wide, the railway should make a significant contribution to achieving our objective of net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the economy by 2050.</p><p> </p><p>Following the publication of the Varley Review on 28 November 2018, the Government published a policy statement: <em>Enhancing Biodiversity and Wildlife on the Lineside</em>. This sets an ambitious target for Network Rail to achieve no net loss in biodiversity on its existing lineside estate by 2024, and to achieve biodiversity net gain on each route by 2040. The policy statement sets out the Department’s expectation that Network Rail develop a Biodiversity Action Plan.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T15:42:40.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T15:42:40.877Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Krebs more like this
1156585
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 October (HL39), what assessment they have made of the impact of clearance of trackside vegetation by Network Rail on the UK’s carbon budget. more like this
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Lord Krebs more like this
star this property uin HL465 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government expects Network Rail to achieve no net loss in biodiversity by 2024, and net gain by 2040 as the primary environmental objective of its lineside vegetation management. Network Rail does not currently calculate the carbon impact of vegetation clearance. As a responsible landowner Network Rail must effectively manage the national environment on its estate, whilst ensuring the safety and performance of the railway,</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes that the railway should make a significant contribution to achieving our objective of net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the economy by 2050.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T15:32:32.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T15:32:32.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3736
star this property label Biography information for Lord Krebs more like this
1156584
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 October (HL39), what estimate they have made of the total area, in hectares, of trackside vegetation cleared by Network Rail during the past five years. more like this
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Lord Krebs more like this
star this property uin HL464 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail (NR) is one of Britain’s largest landowners, responsible for 20,000 km of track and 52,000 hectares of land in its estate. Since 2016, NR has recorded operational vegetation management across 9,749 hectares. Total figures in hectares are not available for before 2016 as some vegetation management was then recorded in track miles. Vegetation management on NR’s estate includes the removal of some trees where necessary, but also periodic trimming of trees or hedges.</p><p> </p><p>As a responsible landowner, NR must effectively manage the natural environment on its estate. It is currently developing a biodiversity strategy that will ensure the protection and enhancement of biodiversity while still ensuring the safety and performance of the railway.</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 2019-11-05T13:34:41.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:34:41.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3736
star this property label Biography information for Lord Krebs more like this
1156555
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 hansard heading Electric 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 what action they are taking to promote the (1) production, and (2) use, of electric cars in the UK. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL435 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is supporting the automotive industry in the switch to ultra-low emission vehicles. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has awarded over £300m in grants, via Innovate UK, into ultra-low emission technologies to support vehicle manufacturers, technology companies and academia in delivering a major programme of R&amp;D into cleaner vehicle technologies. The Government and industry have also committed around £1bn over 10 years to 2023 through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to research, develop and commercialise the next generation of low carbon technologies, and to keep the UK at the cutting edge of low carbon automotive innovations.</p><p> </p><p>The £274m Faraday Battery Challenge will ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries. The £80m Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge provides support for innovation in electric motor technology.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has recently also announced up to £1bn of additional funding to develop UK supply chains for the large-scale production of electric vehicles, and for further EV research and development.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside these supply-side measures, we are investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, via grants available for plug in cars, vans, lorries, buses, taxis and motorcycles, and schemes to support chargepoint infrastructure at homes, workplaces and on residential streets. These subsidies are designed to support the early market and achieve a competitive, self-sustaining market.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T16:37:22.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:37:22.833Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1156544
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 hansard heading Ferries: Contracts 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 how much they have spent on ferry contracts that were entered into in anticipation of a possible no-deal Brexit in the past 12 months. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL424 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As part of preparations for a potential No Deal Brexit in March, the Government procured additional freight capacity to support the continued flow of Category 1 goods. When Article 50 was extended, £51.4m was paid to terminate contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The Government ran a new procurement exercise to secure freight capacity as part of preparations for Brexit on 31 October, entering into contracts for the 6 months from this date. With the extension to Article 50, we have changed our requirements with operators to make sure that capacity remains available from 31 January if required. This scaling down of capacity will cost approximately £8m.</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 2019-11-04T15:16:27.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T15:16:27.867Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Fares 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 forthcoming national bus strategy will include provision to make buses affordable for families in temporary accommodation. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL409 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Transport can be a lifeline for communities and people who could otherwise be isolated. The forthcoming National Bus Strategy for England will focus on the needs of passengers and will set out how national and local government and the private sector will come together to meet the needs of local communities. The full scope of the strategy is currently being developed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T15:33:27.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:33:27.67Z
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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 label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
1149747
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 hansard heading M4: Speed Limits 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 calculations, if any, they have made of the savings that would result if the speed limit in roadworks on the M4 was increased from 50 to 60 miles per hour. more like this
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Lord Lipsey more like this
star this property uin HL40 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Highways England has not assessed the specific savings of using a 60mph speed limit in the roadworks on the M4 between junctions 3 and 12. However, Highways England and its supply chain are currently assessing whether there are opportunities for this higher speed limit to be introduced on the M4. In all cases, careful consideration has to be given to the safety implications of increasing speed limits in roadworks, and not all roadworks will be suitable for a higher speed limit.</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 2019-10-28T11:37:46.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T11:37:46.8Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Lipsey more like this
1149746
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 hansard heading Railways: Nature Conservation 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 steps they are taking (1) with Network Rail to ensure that wildlife habitats on Network Rail land are preserved, and (2) to ensure that habitat value is taken into account by Network Rail when clearing vegetation. more like this
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Lord Krebs more like this
star this property uin HL39 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>In July this year the Government published a policy statement on enhancing biodiversity and wildlife on the lineside. The statement, which was published in response to John Varley’s 2018 review of lineside vegetation management and is consistent with the Government’s sustainable development goals, sets an ambitious target for Network Rail to achieve no net loss in biodiversity on its existing lineside estate by 2024, and to achieve biodiversity net gain on each route by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail is currently drawing up plans to implement the Government’s policy, which will build on its existing practice of accounting for, and where possible, enhancing habitat at the lineside as part of its statutory duty to deliver a safe and reliable railway. Once implemented, these will make Network Rail one of the UK’s most environmentally responsible land-owners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T12:57:05.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T12:57:05.47Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Krebs more like this