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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Conflict of Interests more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements are in place in his Department to manage potential conflicts of interest of civil servants in relation to their previous employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 224678 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of arrangements in place; including the Civil Service Code, which refers to an individual’s integrity in putting the obligations of public service above their own personal interests and forms part of the contractual relationship between a Civil Servant and their employer.</p><p> </p><p>Contracts of employment issued to a new member of staff also refer to the subject of Conduct and conflict of interest:</p><p> </p><p>‘As a Civil Servant you are required to conduct yourself in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Code, a copy of which is available within the Staff Handbook. It is essential that you are, and are seen to be, honest and impartial in the discharge of your duties. You must not allow your judgement or integrity to be compromised in fact or by reasonable implication. The detailed requirements governing the avoidance of conflicts of interest, the receipt of gifts and hospitality and the standards of conduct expected of you are set out in the Staff Handbook.’</p><p> </p><p>Any Civil Servant who does not adhere to the Civil Service code is liable to disciplinary action including the possibility of dismissal.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, applicants are required to declare previous employment on job applications, so recruiting line managers will be aware of potential conflicts of interest. If a role requires security clearance, then an additional independent check is conducted as part of the security checking process.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-02-26T11:32:56.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T11:32:56.103Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
222657
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Simon Baugh more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recruitment process was used when hiring Simon Baugh, Group Director of Communications for his Department; and what role Mr Baugh will have in his Department after the Airports Commission has made its recommendation on airport expansion in the South East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 224679 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 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The recruitment process for this role followed the legal principle that a person's selection must be on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as set out in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. The process was overseen at all stages by a Civil Service Commissioner and managed by executive search firm Odgers Berndston. The role was advertised nationally in September 2014, and the process that then followed comprised longlisting, shortlisting, psychometric testing and final interviews by a panel. The panel was chaired by the Civil Service Commissioner and otherwise comprised Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport; Alex Aitken, Executive Director of Government Communications, Cabinet Office; David Prout, Director General, High Speed Rail, Department for Transport; and Alison Rumsey, Group HR Director, Department for Transport. Prior to final panel interviews the shortlisted candidates met the Permanent Secretary and the Secretary of State for conversations in which the candidates had the opportunity to ask questions about the Department. The meetings with the Secretary of State were observed by representatives from the Civil Service Commissioner’s office in line with Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. As Mr Baugh was previously employed by Heathrow Airport Ltd, he will not be involved in advising Ministers on issues relating to the work of the Airports Commission for the 6 months following his appointment, which starts on 30 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-02-26T12:19:35.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T12:19:35.92Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railway Stations: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to improve access for disabled people at National Rail stations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 1461 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 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>By the end of this year the Access for All programme, launched in 2006, will have provided step free routes to more than 150 stations and smaller scale improvements at over 1,100. A further £160m has been allocated to extend the programme until 2019 and the 68 stations to benefit from this were announced last year.</p><p> </p><p>This is in addition to access improvements delivered by other major projects or the industry itself, which must meet UK and EU standards for accessibility.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T14:14:48.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:14:48.877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4062
star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Franchises more like this
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, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rail franchise system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 900260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p>We continuously monitor a range of indicators, including performance figures and passenger satisfaction. Rail use is at its highest level since the 1920s: 1.65 billion passenger journeys were made in Great Britain on franchised passenger trains in 2014-15. The number of journeys made on the rail network has more than doubled since the introduction of the franchise system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-06-11T13:26:58.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:26:58.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
385557
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification more like this
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, what progress has been made on the electrification of the Midland Mainline; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 4179 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We are pausing electrification works on Midland Mainline pending the proposals we have commissioned from Sir Peter Hendy in the autumn for how the rail upgrade programme will be carried out. On the Midland Mainline, better services can be delivered on that line before electrification using capacity and speed improvement works. The progress already made to enable the electrification of the Midland Mainline includes detailed design, bridge construction and some of the piling for overhead masts. This work will assist with our future plans for the electrification of the route.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-06-29T14:48:29.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T14:48:29.95Z
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3974
unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
155567
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings more like this
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, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
unstar this property uin 214224 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not available in the format requested and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport reviews assets and land and property holdings on an ongoing basis and recently completed the Strategic Land &amp; Property Review to identify capital receipts in SR15. As and when appropriate any land or property holdings deemed surplus are promptly identified and disposed of in accordance with business needs.</p><p> </p><p>This has resulted in reductions in the cost of the department estate and improved space efficiency as reported in the annual State of the Estate Report:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total cost of the estate</strong></p></td><td><p>£166,096,850</p></td><td><p>£161,858,767</p></td><td><p>£154,653,361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Occupied space (m2) per FTE</strong></p></td><td><p>12.4</p></td><td><p>11.9</p></td><td><p>10.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition the Department for Transport has contributed land capable of delivering 3,752 homes to the Public Sector Land Programme during the current parliament, we are continuing to rationalise our estate, delivering cost savings and better value for money for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T10:59:17.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T10:59:17.987Z
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3974
unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4076
star this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
391896
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Walsall-Rugeley Railway Line more like this
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, what (a) work has been carried out and (b) expenditure has been made on work to electrify and upgrade the Chase Line from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
unstar this property uin 8229 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail is carrying out the work to improve the Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley Line. They have advised that £27.3m has been incurred so far on the project to electrify the line. Work carried out to date has included the structures clearance work, detailed design of the electrification system, and the contract award to ABC Electrification, the main contractor.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The route clearance work is substantially complete and has gone well. This has involved 5 bridges being reconstructed, and 11 track lowerings being undertaken. The remaining significant civil engineering work is to lift the headroom in Park St Tunnel, Walsall, which is scheduled to be carried out from October 2015 to May 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>An interfacing scheme (journey time improvement between Ryecroft and Rugeley) is currently in the detailed design phase.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-09-07T10:26:54.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T10:26:54.927Z
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3974
unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4076
star this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
391897
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Walsall-Rugeley Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether electrification of the Chase Line from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley is included in the projects paused as part of the assessment of the High Level Output Specification. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
unstar this property uin 8230 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The electrification of the Chase Line from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley is continuing and is scheduled to be completed by December 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2015-09-07T10:38:09.63Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T10:38:09.63Z
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3974
unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4076
star this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Crossrail Line: Sanitation more like this
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, what the planned availability of toilet facilities is (a) on Crossrail trains and (b) at Crossrail train stations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
unstar this property uin 27646 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 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The Elizabeth line, being constructed by Crossrail, will be a high-frequency metro-style train service, and will carry an estimated 200 million passengers a year.</p><p> </p><p>The vast majority of journeys will be of a short duration and on board toilets would take up a significant amount of space.</p><p> </p><p>It is therefore not intended that toilets will be provided on the new trains as these would displace approximately 600 passengers per hour. 80 per cent of stations on the Elizabeth line will have toilet facilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2016-02-25T16:31:56.467Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T16:31:56.467Z
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3974
unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4076
star this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
89834
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Telephone Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what timetable his Department plans to phase out use of telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, 0844 and 0843 in accordance with the Cabinet Office guidance on customer service lines published in December 2013 and (b) 03 and 08, where 03 is the primary number under a dual numbering system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
unstar this property uin 207289 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The process for phasing out telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, 0844 and 0843 in accordance with the Cabinet Office guidance is now well advanced. There is one legacy 0845 850 0095 DVLA Drivers Medical Enquiries fax number published on GOV.UK which is retained for legacy reasons in case some literature with this number is still in circulation. Other numbers have transitioned to 0300 numbers which are charged at standard geographic rate (the same as 01 or 02 numbers) and are free as part of &quot;inclusive minute&quot; packages. In response to (b) there are no 03 and 08 combinations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2014-09-05T12:23:45.6331182Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T12:23:45.6331182Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this