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star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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 What discussions he has had with the President of the Board of Trade on the potential merits for future UK trade of better integrating road and rail infrastructure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 902676 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s Transport Investment Strategy makes clear that we can and must seek to enhance our global competitiveness by making Britain a more attractive place to trade and invest. There are a number of initiatives in this area, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>A Port Connectivity Study that is considering the levels of current road and rail access to our ports. Effective links to ports are a fundamental part of a successful supply chain;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Clean Growth Strategy is examining cost-effective options TO shift more freight from road to rail; and</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Department will be working closely with the National Infrastructure Commission as it examines the UK’s freight sector and new measures by which Government can help businesses transport their goods faster and more efficiently.</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-30T13:44:05.24Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
769748
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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 steps he is taking to tackle funding disparities in transport infrastructure between North and South England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Jarrow more like this
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Mr Stephen Hepburn more like this
star this property uin 107353 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 2017-10-20more like thismore than 2017-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is carrying out the biggest investment in transport in the North for a generation, and remains committed to ensuring that the whole country gets the transport infrastructure that it needs. Most recently, on 2 October, the Government announced an additional £100m for local road schemes in the North to tackle congestion pinch-points and speed up journeys, while an extra £300m will help push forward plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail to bolster links between Northern towns and cities with more frequent and faster services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is already providing better rail journeys through the Great North Rail Project, new Northern and TransPennine franchises, and High Speed 2, the first new North-South railway in this country for over a century. This will greatly increase capacity and connections for millions of people, with high speed stations in Manchester, Leeds, Crewe and Sheffield.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2017-10-20T12:34:55.753Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-20T12:34:55.753Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Stephen Hepburn more like this
749490
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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 road and rail infrastructure projects outlined in the Transport Investment Strategy published on 5 July 2017 are considered (a) England only, (b) England and Wales, (c) England, Wales and Scotland and (d) UK-wide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 3499 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 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Transport Investment Strategy sets out the priorities and principles for future investment decisions by the Department for Transport, it does not identify or decide on particular projects. We will continue to work closely with the Devolved Administrations on areas where our responsibilities interact.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T11:32:37.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T11:32:37.42Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
749493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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 criteria the Government uses to assess whether a transport infrastructure development is considered (a) England only, (b) England and Wales, (c) England, Wales and Scotland and (d) UK-wide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 3530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The relevant devolution settlements and their associated legislation determine the responsibility for infrastructure development. We continue to work closely with the Devolved Administrations (DAs) on areas where our responsibilities interact.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T11:26:57.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T11:26:57.017Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
749497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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 mechanisms will be put in place to ensure effective consultation with the devolved administrations on proposals made in the Transport Investment Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 3532 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Although transport issues are substantially devolved in the UK, all four Governments work together on matters where the respective infrastructure policy responsibilities of the UK government and devolved administrations overlap.</p><p> </p><p>The Transport Investment Strategy sets out principles for future investment decisions, including as to the balance between the need to keep decision-making as close as possible to the people affected and the need to ensure the coherence and integrity of national networks. We will continue to work closely with the Devolved Administrations on areas of mutual interest, for example on long-distance rail lines such as the East and West Coast Mainlines, or HS2.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T11:20:18.173Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T11:20:18.173Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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3943
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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 discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to ensure that constituencies increasing in population size will be adequately supported by (a) road and (b) rail infrastructure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wealden more like this
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Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property uin 61585 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Transport has regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about how best to continue to provide the best possible transport solutions for the nation and its constituencies. Both the Road Investment Strategy and the current rail upgrade plan are focused on meeting the current and increasing demand, and stimulating economic growth by investing record amounts in transport links to communities. We use detailed models and evidence to support these investments and we are committed to continuing to do so in the future.</p><p> </p><p>An important aim for the second Road Investment Strategy, which is being developed, is to provide transport capacity to support new housing construction. Officials in both departments are coordinating planning activity to understand and accommodate new pressures on the strategic road network.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T15:48:46.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T15:48:46.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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, whether his Department plans to fund transport infrastructure projects that are completely or partly funded by EU programmes after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 46680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport has responsibility for UK involvement in the transport element of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the Trans European Transport Network programme (TEN-T). These schemes have provided co-funding for a number of public and private sector transport infrastructure projects.</p><p> </p><p>On 13<sup>th</sup> August my Right Honourable Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer made an announcement<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>, outlining the Government position on EU funding schemes, which included a commitment to provide continuity of funding for UK participants in EU programmes.</p><p> </p><p>In line with that announcement, my Department will work closely with HM Treasury and concerned stakeholders to review EU funding schemes in the round, to ensure that any ongoing funding commitments best serve the UK’s national interest, while ensuring appropriate investor certainty.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> The following is a link to the announcement:<br>https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-philip-hammond-guarantees-eu-funding-beyond-date-uk-leaves-the-eu</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-10-11T13:11:32.933Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-11T13:11:32.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-14more like thismore than 2016-09-14
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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, how many business cases for infrastructure projects submitted in previous years by his Department were accepted in the 2015-16 financial year in each region; and what the (a) value was of (i) public and (ii) private funds allocated to those projects in total in each region and (b) average length of time taken was for the Department to accept those cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
star this property answer text <p>The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) provides expertise, practical help and independent assurance of major projects, working with all partners in infrastructure and major projects (government departments, project teams, HMT, Cabinet Office, and the private sector). The remit of the IPA does not include providing formal approval and as such departments do not submit business cases to the IPA for approval.</p><p> </p><p>The IPA publish an annual comprehensive forward-looking assessment of the current and planned investment in UK economic infrastructure across both the public and private sectors (The National Infrastructure Pipeline). This document contains financial information of the level of public and private infrastructure investment broken down by region currently in development and planned to 2021 and beyond. The Spring 2016 update can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-infrastructure-pipeline-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-infrastructure-pipeline-2016</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2016-10-11T13:03:52.303Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-11T13:03:52.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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Department for Transport more like this
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 Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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, what assessment his Department has made of the role of transport infrastructure in delivering economic growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karl McCartney more like this
star this property uin 906361 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
star this property answer text <p>As the CBI have said “world-class infrastructure provides a strong foundation for businesses to deliver jobs, growth and prosperity for all.”</p><p> </p><p>An assessment of the impact on the economy is a routine part of transport investment decisions. The Department uses an internationally respected analytical framework for assessing schemes which includes the impact on jobs, growth and regeneration<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>.</p><p> </p><p>Good transport infrastructure will continue to be important after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p><sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/253484/transport-appraisal-in-investment-decisions.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/253484/transport-appraisal-in-investment-decisions.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/253860/understanding-valuing-impacts-transport-investment.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/253860/understanding-valuing-impacts-transport-investment.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2016-09-15T09:35:53.523Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-15T09:35:53.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl McCartney more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
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Department for Transport more like this
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 hansard heading Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the British steel industry to future transport infrastructure projects in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 41298 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Department has been working closely with BIS, Cabinet Office and industry to consider how Government can help the UK steel industry meet the challenges it has been facing.</p><p> </p><p>The bulk of infrastructure projects within the Department are being delivered by the Department’s Arm’s Length Bodies (ALB), in particular, Network Rail, Highways England and HS2. Cabinet Office guidance on the approach to steel procurement has been circulated to the Accounting Officers of each ALB and procurement and commercial teams within these organisations are aware of the need to:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Signal the future pipeline of requirements on steel sourcing and best practice in pre-procurement market engagement;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Ensure there is clear visibility of opportunities at sub-contractor level where the source of steel has not been defined by a Tier 1 contractor;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Assess the health and sustainability of potential suppliers in the supply chain at selection stage, including compliance with relevant health and safety and employment legislation;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Ensure that the price or cost calculations are based on an assessment of the whole-life cost and not lowest purchase price;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Take account of appropriate social and environmental impacts at the award stage where they are linked to the subject of the contract.</li></ul><p> </p><p>As with the rest of the materials for construction, steel is procured by the supply chain for the majority of our infrastructure projects. The Department and its ALBs are complying with the Cabinet Office guidance and ensuring that, for instance, where appropriate, assessment of social and environmental impacts are considered as part of the evaluation criteria. The Department and its ALBs also positively encourage bids from British companies and are holding discussions with UK suppliers to make sure they are in the best possible position to win contracts.</p><p> </p><p>Activity currently underway is as follows:</p><p><br><strong>Network Rail</strong></p><ul><li>Network Rail buys approximately 120,000 tonnes of steel for rails per annum directly from British Steel in Scunthorpe, which is around 96% of Network Rail’s total aggregated demand by value.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Highways England</strong></p><ul><li>Highways England does not procure steel materials directly, however over the last five years Highways England has used a category management framework as the main method of procuring steel gantries for the Strategic Road Network.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>To date circa 95% of this steel has been drawn from British Steel in the UK, which equates to approximately 11,000 tonnes of steel. The approximate framework spend is £30 million, of which about 35% will be steel procurement i.e. raw materials, and will equate to around £10.5 million.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Crossrail</strong></p><ul><li>The 57km of steel required for the rails of Crossrail’s brand new central tunnel section is being sourced entirely from British Steel in Scunthorpe. This equates to 7,000 tonnes of steel.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Crossrail Ltd does not directly procure steel as this is undertaken by their tier 1 contractors and their supply chains. However, Crossrail keeps an oversight of its critical contracts and estimates that 85% of its supply chain providing steel to the project is UK based.</li></ul><p><strong>HS2 </strong></p><ul><li>It is estimated that HS2 will need approximately 2 million tonnes of steel over the next 10 years. The procurement for the main civil engineering works between Euston and Birmingham is now underway with procurements for the stations and rail systems expected to commence later this year and for rolling stock in early 2017. Subject to Royal Assent, the project will start construction in 2017.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>As with the rest of the materials for construction, steel is procured by the supply chain. HS2 positively encourages bids from British companies and is already holding discussions with UK suppliers to make sure they are in the best possible position to complete for contracts for the steel that will be needed for track, concrete reinforcements, overhead wires and other structures.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-06-30T14:22:12.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-30T14:22:12.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this