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star this property date less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 144–5), whether she will discourage ministers and spokespersons from answering Written Questions by reference to websites. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the reply I gave to Lord Stoddart of Swindon on 29 July (WA 304).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
79758
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Scotland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for Wales of the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This Government has demonstrated a clear commitment to devolution in Wales and that will continue regardless of the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence. The Wales Bill delivers on most of the Silk Commission’s part one recommendations and the Government is currently considering the Commission’s part two recommendations that do not require primary legislation.</p><p>Any further changes to the devolution settlement in Wales, including consideration of the recommendations in the Silk Commission’s second report that do require primary legislation are matters for the next Parliament and should therefore inform party manifestoes for next year’s General Election.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:29:44.6329485Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:29:44.6329485Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
79661
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star this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Concessions 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 proportion of the full-fare cost of journeys undertaken by older people using free bus passes was reimbursed to bus operators by each local authority in 2005–6, 2009–10, and in each financial year since, including the current year. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL1553 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport publishes concessionary travel statistics for each local authority in England showing, for older and disabled people: the total reimbursement of bus operators; the average reimbursement per journey; the average reimbursement per pass.</p><p> </p><p>These figures are obtained from bus operators through the annual Concessionary Travel Survey. They do not show reimbursement as a proportion of the full-fare cost of a journey and, as the figures include both older and disabled travellers, it is not possible to provide figures for older people only. In addition, if bus operators indicate that the information is commercially sensitive, it is not included in the final published table.</p><p> </p><p>The available statistics cover the years 2010/11 to 2012/13 and can be found on the GOV.UK website at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/265955/bus0832.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/265955/bus0832.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p /> <p>We do not hold these statistics at local authority level for 2005/06 or 2009/10. <br><br></p><p />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:15:18.2581299Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:15:18.2581299Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
79678
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star this property date less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Capital Investment 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 are their typical requirements for a business case seeking investment in a transport-related investment scheme; whether those requirements are the same for each mode of transport; and by what means those requirements are measured. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1570 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Transport investments are supported by a Transport Business Case, which, in line with HM Treasury guidance, considers the case for investment from five perspectives, showing whether schemes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>are supported by a robust case for change that fits with wider public policy objectives – the ‘strategic case’;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>demonstrate value for money – the ‘economic case’;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>are commercially viable – the ‘commercial case’;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>are financially affordable – the ‘financial case’; and</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>are achievable – the ‘management case’.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p>Further information and guidance on the Transport Business Case is available at:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transport-business-case" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transport-business-case</a>. This sets out what should be covered in each element of the business case; the questions likely to be asked by the relevant investment committee; how the level of detail should be developed as a scheme progresses; and provides tools and sources of further guidance to aid in the development of business cases. These requirements are the same, regardless of the mode of transport being considered for investment. The business case is considered using the questions set out in the above document. In addition, the economic case includes an assessment of the value for money category and guidance on the value for money assessment process is also available at the link above.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:12:47.1742279Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:12:47.1742279Z
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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
79752
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Manchester-Burnley Railway Line 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 the introduction of railway services between Manchester and East Lancashire via the Todmorden curve is still expected to take place by December 2014; and, if not, what are the reasons for the delay. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL1644 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Although the work to reinstate the track is now finished, Network Rail has yet to complete the signalling infrastructure works that will allow trains to run through the full length of the curve in both directions. Once Network Rail has finished all the necessary infrastructure works, Northern will be able to begin driver route training.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Rail, in consultation with Lancashire County Council, the project sponsor, have informed the Department for Transport that they are working towards implementing train services from the start of the May 2015 timetable change, subject to signing a formal funding agreement contract with Lancashire County Council.  Northern will endeavour to introduce services as soon as is practicable, subject to agreement being reached over the local funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:11:57.0351165Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:11:57.0351165Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
79794
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola 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 consideration they have given to banning all flights from countries in Africa in which cases of the Ebola virus have occurred. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1683 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All avenues to restrict the virus entering the UK are under constant review. UK Airlines are constantly reviewing the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office’s travel advice when planning their services and ensuring that measures they take are consistent with Public Health England guidance.</p><p> </p><p>Currently, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office and the World Health Organisation are not recommending travel restrictions to countries in Africa with cases of Ebola. UK airlines are not planning to stop services to these countries. However, airlines and the UK Government are constantly reviewing the situation.</p><p> </p><p>A ban on direct flights would not allow a country to avoid the spread of a virus altogether, as potentially infected passengers could travel via hubs in third countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:20:57.6195167Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:20:57.6195167Z
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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 Blencathra more like this
79797
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Diesel Fuel 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 representations they have received from environmental non-governmental organisations, over the past 20 years, on the subject of efforts to encourage motorists to switch to diesel fuel. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government regularly receives correspondence from environmental non-governmental organisations on a range of issues which are relevant to our fuel policies. The information requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost. If my Noble Friend would like to write to me I am happy to investigate any specific concerns in this area he should wish to raise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:11:07.1832934Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:11:07.1832934Z
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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 Blencathra more like this
79808
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading 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, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), whether they intend to apply the reasoning that the "current speed limit just does not work—it is broken by about three quarters of HGV drivers at any particular time" in considering alterations to speed limits for other types of vehicle. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL1697 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is not reviewing national speed limits for the other main vehicle classes (ie light goods vehicles, cars towing trailers and caravans and buses and coaches). The table below summarises the 2013 data the Department for Transport holds about speeds in free flow conditions (ie when they are not constrained by congestion) for the main vehicle types. However,</p><p>the Department is considering the responses to a consultation about changing the speed restriction on agricultural tractors and trailers from 20 mph to 25 mph.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are a variety of reasons why it is appropriate to change the national HGV speed limits on single and dual carriageways. One is that the low level of compliance with them is symptomatic of their being set at the wrong level compared to other limits. So on single carriageways the non-compliance level for cars is 7% and buses and coaches 26%, compared to 73% for articulated lorries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table</p><p> </p><p>For the main categories of vehicles the percentage breaking the main speed limits in free flow conditions in 2013 are:</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:24:24.115654Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:24:24.115654Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property file name HL1697 - Lord Berkeley - Table.doc more like this
star this property title table - main speed limits in free flow conditions more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
79809
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Large Goods Vehicles: 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, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), what tougher procedures and sanctions they propose for lorry drivers caught exceeding the new speed limits. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In conjunction with the speed limit change, we are considering whether to adopt a new approach to the offence of exceeding a vehicle specific speed limit. This would be to ensure that drivers receive a strong warning letter from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for a first offence, and are called to a driver conduct hearing for a subsequent offence, where the Traffic Commissioner will consider whether action should be taken against their licence. We could also consider in future taking this approach for all speeding offences in a large vehicle, though it would require changes to the way offences are recorded.</p><p> </p><p>In addition police forces can refer vocational licence holders directly to driver conduct hearings at a first offence.</p><p> </p><p>The Senior Traffic Commissioner publishes guidance and directions about driver conduct hearings. We anticipate consultation about revised guidance will begin later this year.</p><p> </p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:26:44.8924108Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:26:44.8924108Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
79810
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Speed Limits 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, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 24 July (WS 137), how the change to HGV speed limits will reinforce the credibility and importance of other safety-critical laws. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We consider the change to the 40 mph HGV speed limit will remove an out-dated and poorly observed speed limit. We consider modernising that limit in itself reinforces the importance of other speed limits, particularly lower local speed limits. Other key safety-related laws, such as the ban on using had-held mobile phones whilst driving, have similar penalties to those for speeding and their importance is likewise enhanced by the modernisation of the HGV speed limit itself. For mobile phone use whilst driving large vehicles the Government is already introducing and encouraging the greater use of vocational driver conduct hearings, where action can be taken against drivers’ licence entitlements.</p><p> </p><p>In addition having the current limit gives rise to an untenable position where motorists’ expectations of relatively quick journeys on some rural roads are only being met because HGV drivers are routinely breaking their speed limit.</p><p> </p><p>Having a law in place which we know to be widely disregarded can only increase the likelihood that drivers will consider other laws to be optional, and so the Government decided a change in the HGV speed limit to a more modern and credible 50mph is necessary.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:41:54.1396587Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:41:54.1396587Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this