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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government what action the Higher Education Funding Council for England has taken to restrain the growth in senior management pay in the higher education sector. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL951 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to limit increases in senior managaement pay in the higher education sector. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL950 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.923Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.923Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753259
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government whether any Minister or official has met or written to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University or the Chair of the Council of Bath University to discuss the pay of the Vice Chancellor. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL947 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.737Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753260
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government whether any Minister or official has met the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England to express concerns about top management pay in the higher education sector; and, if so, what was the outcome of any discussion. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL948 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.797Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government whether the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England has met or written to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University or the Chair of the Council of Bath University to discuss the pay of the Vice Chancellor of Bath University. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL949 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.843Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753258
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Minister for Higher Education's advice to the Higher Education Funding Council for England that there should be restraint in senior management pay in the sector, whether they conside the salary of £451,000 paid to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University to be appropriate. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL946 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.673Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
800405
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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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 Railways: Franchises more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the statement by Baroness Sugg on 29 November (HL Deb, cols 679-682), whether any rail franchise operator, other than Stagecoach Group and Virgin Rail Group on the East Coast franchise, will be eligible to terminate their existing franchise early and forge a public private partnership instead. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL3792 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 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>We expect all operators and their guarantors to continue to fulfil their financial and contractual commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-12-15T11:21:59.02Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T11:21:59.02Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
800402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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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 East Coast Railway Line 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 assessment they have made of the extent to which delays by Network Rail undertaking infrastructure improvements on the East Coast Main Line were a legitimate basis for the existing East Coast franchise operator to seek to reduce premium payments contracted under that franchise; and by what amount that franchise will be reduced in each year until 2023. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL3789 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The East Coast franchise was awarded to Virgin Trains East Coast following a fair and open competition and has already delivered significant passenger benefits. The Operator has met its obligations to date to provide premium payments to HM Government as contracted. The contract includes an enhanced East Coast timetable from May 2020 - reflecting the anticipated Network Rail enhancements to the line - and a process for revising premium payments from that date if the Operator, despite its best efforts, is unsuccessful in obtaining all the rights it needs. The exact adjustments to the premium depend on the extent of the enhanced services which the Operator is able to run from May 2020.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>From 2020 we intend to let the East Coast Partnership as one of the first of a new generation of integrated regional rail operations. This will be subject to a competitive process, and will include appropriate contributions paid from the private partner to the government. It is therefore not possible to specify what amount the current East Coast franchise will be reduced in each year until 2023, as it will be superseded by the East Coast Partnership.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:21:06.97Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:21:06.97Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
801209
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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 Railways: Franchises 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 assessment they made of the impact on the budget of the Department for Transport of the changes to the franchising regime announced on 29 November; and whether the Department agreed those changes in advance with Her Majesty’s Treasury. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL3866 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 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>We work with Her Majesty’s Treasury on all issues that affect significant public spending and budget allowance.</p><p> </p><p>At Her Majesty’s Government, investment decisions are made based on a rigorous and fair appraisal process that ensures spending goes to the projects and programmes where it is most needed and delivers greatest value-for-money for both taxpayers and passengers.</p><p> </p><p>We are always looking for the best ways to achieve value for money for the tax payer and the best results for passengers. Announced reforms will build on the best of the public and private sectors, with private sector involvement bringing innovation, investment and competition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-12-15T11:33:15.9Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T11:33:15.9Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
800403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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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 East Coast 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 what infrastructure improvements by Network Rail had been (1) contracted, and (2) announced, in respect of the East Coast Main Line at the time the contract with Virgin Rail Group and Stagecoach Group for the East Coast franchise was signed; and what precise contractual obligations lay with (a) HM Government, and (b) Network Rail, to ensure the timely completion of those works as part of that franchise. more like this
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Lord Adonis remove filter
star this property uin HL3790 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>At the time the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise was awarded NR were developing a package of enhancements to the route that sought to enable the Intercity Express Programme fleet to operate, increase the frequency of trains and reduce journey times for passengers. The infrastructure enhancements on East Coast Main Line were announced by Network Rail in their published Enhancement Delivery Plan, which is regulated by the Office and Rail and Road (ORR).</p><p> </p><p>There are no contractual arrangements between Network Rail and HM Government in respect of these works.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-12-15T11:21:01.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T11:21:01.637Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg remove filter
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this