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star 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
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 Taxis: 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 his Department is taking to ensure that taxi and private hire drivers undergo disability awareness training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1458 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Although there is no statutory requirement for Taxi and PHV drivers to undertake disability awareness training, the Department for Transport’s best practice guidance on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing in England and Wales recommends local licensing authorities work with operators, drivers and trade bodies in their area to improve drivers’ awareness of the needs of disabled people. This includes encouraging their drivers to undertake disability awareness training. A separate licensing regime regulates taxi and private hire vehicles in Scotland and the Scottish Government publishes its own Best Practice guidance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Law Commission recently undertook a wide ranging review of taxi and private hire legislation in England and Wales and published their final report and a draft Bill on 23 May 2014, in which it recommended mandatory disability awareness training for drivers. The Government will respond to the report shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
349029
star 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
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 Taxis: Disability 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 his policy is on (a) assistance for wheelchair users by taxis and private hire vehicles and (b) the charging of additional costs by taxi and hire vehicle owners; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to ensuring that everyone has the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel.</p><p> </p><p>Both taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) are a particularly valuable form of transport for people with disabilities. I would strongly encourage all Taxi and PHV drivers to assist wheelchair users, wherever possible, and would also strongly discourage the practice of making additional charges to assist a disabled passenger. I would remind all Taxi and PHV operators of their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
349601
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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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 A1(M): Hertfordshire 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 timetable is for the widening of the A1(M) in Hertfordshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
star this property uin 2065 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I cannot provide an exact start date for construction. However, as stated in Highways England Delivery Plan 2015-2020, construction of the A1(M) Junction 6-8 smart motorway scheme in Hertfordshire is planned to start construction in late in the 2019/20, and complete approximately 12 months later.</p><p> </p><p>The next step is the detailed design and planning of the scheme, plus consultation with the local community to produce the best possible scheme. That work will be taken forward by Highways England and is expected to start shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T11:26:16.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T11:26:16.4Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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69
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
348944
star 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
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 Bypasses: Hampshire 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, whether the Botley Bypass, currently at feasibility design stage, will be included in near-future transport infrastructure plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Eastleigh more like this
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Mims Davies more like this
star this property uin 1450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I understand that the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), where the Botley Bypass is situated, is undertaking work to look at transport schemes within the LEP area to inform their Transport Infrastructure Plan due later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T13:46:33.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T13:46:33.817Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4513
unstar this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
348950
star 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
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 Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment 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 plans the Government has to offer financial support to people who want to drop their kerbs in order to help the blind and partially-sighted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 1367 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) is committed to comprehensive civil rights for disabled people. An integrated transport policy, which encompasses accessible public transport, public transport infrastructure and a barrier-free pedestrian environment is fundamentally important to delivering that commitment.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to the provision of dropped kerbs (or crossovers at driveways), this is a matter for each local authority as they are responsible for deciding on the appropriate policies that balance the needs of local residents, emergency services, local businesses, and those who work in and visit the area. However, the DfT has produced information for service providers called ‘Inclusive Mobility’ and this includes detailed advice on the design and provision of dropped kerbs for various situations. This document may be viewed at –</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-mobility" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-mobility</a></p><p> </p><p>There have been no recent discussions with either the Highways Agency (now Highways England) or local authorities on the provision of dropped kerbs to aid blind or partially-sighted people.</p><p> </p><p>The DfT also remains committed to review and update ‘Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces’. We have met stakeholders to identify a number of priority amendments to the existing guidance and we are considering further consultation on the proposed layouts in the summer.</p><p> </p><p>Provisions in the Equality Act 2010 require service providers, such as local authorities, to take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled people do not find it impossible or unreasonably difficult to enjoy a service on the same basis as non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>Safety of all road users is of paramount importance, and the Department supports pedestrian safety through a range of measures, providing local authorities with a wide range of tools to help them provide safer roads.</p><p> </p><p>For example, following changes made in the last few years, local authorities now have more flexibility than ever before in designing 20mph zones and limits. We have also authorised pedestrian countdown, as an additional option for authorities in choosing appropriate crossing types for different roads.</p><p> </p><p>The Department recognises that inconsiderate parking, especially on the pavement, can cause problems for blind and partially sighted pedestrians. In London there is a general ban on parking on the footway. In the rest of England there is no such prohibition but traffic authorities have wide-ranging powers to prevent people parking on the pavement and we wrote to all English traffic authorities on 27 June 2014 to remind them of this.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
1368 more like this
1369 more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T13:07:03Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T13:07:03Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
348951
star 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
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 Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment 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 steps he is taking to improve road safety for blind and partially-sighted pedestrians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 1368 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) is committed to comprehensive civil rights for disabled people. An integrated transport policy, which encompasses accessible public transport, public transport infrastructure and a barrier-free pedestrian environment is fundamentally important to delivering that commitment.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to the provision of dropped kerbs (or crossovers at driveways), this is a matter for each local authority as they are responsible for deciding on the appropriate policies that balance the needs of local residents, emergency services, local businesses, and those who work in and visit the area. However, the DfT has produced information for service providers called ‘Inclusive Mobility’ and this includes detailed advice on the design and provision of dropped kerbs for various situations. This document may be viewed at –</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-mobility" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-mobility</a></p><p> </p><p>There have been no recent discussions with either the Highways Agency (now Highways England) or local authorities on the provision of dropped kerbs to aid blind or partially-sighted people.</p><p> </p><p>The DfT also remains committed to review and update ‘Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces’. We have met stakeholders to identify a number of priority amendments to the existing guidance and we are considering further consultation on the proposed layouts in the summer.</p><p> </p><p>Provisions in the Equality Act 2010 require service providers, such as local authorities, to take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled people do not find it impossible or unreasonably difficult to enjoy a service on the same basis as non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>Safety of all road users is of paramount importance, and the Department supports pedestrian safety through a range of measures, providing local authorities with a wide range of tools to help them provide safer roads.</p><p> </p><p>For example, following changes made in the last few years, local authorities now have more flexibility than ever before in designing 20mph zones and limits. We have also authorised pedestrian countdown, as an additional option for authorities in choosing appropriate crossing types for different roads.</p><p> </p><p>The Department recognises that inconsiderate parking, especially on the pavement, can cause problems for blind and partially sighted pedestrians. In London there is a general ban on parking on the footway. In the rest of England there is no such prohibition but traffic authorities have wide-ranging powers to prevent people parking on the pavement and we wrote to all English traffic authorities on 27 June 2014 to remind them of this.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
1367 more like this
1369 more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T13:07:03.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T13:07:03.093Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
348952
star 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
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 Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment 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 discussions he has had with (a) the Highways Agency and (b) local authorities on the provision of dropped kerbs to aid the blind and partially-sighted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 1369 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) is committed to comprehensive civil rights for disabled people. An integrated transport policy, which encompasses accessible public transport, public transport infrastructure and a barrier-free pedestrian environment is fundamentally important to delivering that commitment.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to the provision of dropped kerbs (or crossovers at driveways), this is a matter for each local authority as they are responsible for deciding on the appropriate policies that balance the needs of local residents, emergency services, local businesses, and those who work in and visit the area. However, the DfT has produced information for service providers called ‘Inclusive Mobility’ and this includes detailed advice on the design and provision of dropped kerbs for various situations. This document may be viewed at –</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-mobility" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-mobility</a></p><p> </p><p>There have been no recent discussions with either the Highways Agency (now Highways England) or local authorities on the provision of dropped kerbs to aid blind or partially-sighted people.</p><p> </p><p>The DfT also remains committed to review and update ‘Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces’. We have met stakeholders to identify a number of priority amendments to the existing guidance and we are considering further consultation on the proposed layouts in the summer.</p><p> </p><p>Provisions in the Equality Act 2010 require service providers, such as local authorities, to take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled people do not find it impossible or unreasonably difficult to enjoy a service on the same basis as non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>Safety of all road users is of paramount importance, and the Department supports pedestrian safety through a range of measures, providing local authorities with a wide range of tools to help them provide safer roads.</p><p> </p><p>For example, following changes made in the last few years, local authorities now have more flexibility than ever before in designing 20mph zones and limits. We have also authorised pedestrian countdown, as an additional option for authorities in choosing appropriate crossing types for different roads.</p><p> </p><p>The Department recognises that inconsiderate parking, especially on the pavement, can cause problems for blind and partially sighted pedestrians. In London there is a general ban on parking on the footway. In the rest of England there is no such prohibition but traffic authorities have wide-ranging powers to prevent people parking on the pavement and we wrote to all English traffic authorities on 27 June 2014 to remind them of this.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
1367 more like this
1368 more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T13:07:03.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T13:07:03.187Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
348996
star 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
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 Severn River Crossing: Motorcycles 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 journeys over the Severn Crossings were made by motorcycles in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 1379 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The number of motorcycles crossing westbound on both Severn River Crossings bridges is provided in the table below, for 2012 to 2014.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of motorcycles: westbound crossings </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>129,358</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>133,367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>141,135</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Severn River Crossing plc tolling data</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T13:22:17.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T13:22:17.937Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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1545
unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
349243
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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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 Integrated Transport Authorities 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 assessment he has made of the benefits of Integrated Transport Authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
star this property uin 1543 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made of the benefits of Integrated Transport Authorities. It is for local areas to undertake a review of their governance arrangements to determine the benefits for them of establishing an Integrated Transport Authority, or other governance arrangements such as a Combined Authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T12:34:35.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T12:34:35.37Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
3933
unstar this property label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
349273
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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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 Integrated Transport Authorities 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 incentives his Department provides to encourage councils to create Integrated Transport Authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
star this property uin 1659 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No specific incentives are provided to encourage councils to create Integrated Transport Authorities. It is for the councils concerned to determine what the benefits would be of moving to new local governance arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T12:37:42.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T12:37:42.46Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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3933
unstar this property label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this