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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Railways more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the capital contribution required by his Department to ensure the delivery of (a) southern rail access and (b) western rail access into Heathrow airport. 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 189684 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s position in relation to funding Surface Access at airports is set out in the 2013 Aviation Policy Framework and reiterated in the Airports National Policy Statement which was designated in June 2018. Where a scheme is not solely required to deliver airport capacity and has a wider range of beneficiaries, the Government, along with relevant stakeholders, will consider the need for a public funding contribution alongside an appropriate contribution from the airport on a case by case basis. The Government is supporting these schemes subject to the development of a satisfactory business case and the agreement of acceptable terms with the Heathrow aviation industry.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the published Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline, my Department is developing the Business Case for the Western Rail Link to Heathrow. Network Rail intends to apply for planning powers in 2019, and details of the scheme funding will be published.</p><p> </p><p>In May 2018, my Department launched a Market Sounding to test the market’s appetite to share the risk of development for a proposed Southern Rail Link to Heathrow in order to reduce the burden on taxpayers and fare payers. A summary of responses will be published later in the Autumn.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:28:41.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:28:41.49Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability more like this
unstar 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability more like this
unstar 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 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
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Excise Duties more like this
unstar 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the DVLA on the reclassification of taxis as light goods vehicles for the purposes of vehicle excise duty. 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 109043 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 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p>Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Like all taxes, Vehicle Excise Duty is kept under constant review</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-10-26T14:26:11.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T14:26:11.843Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Bolton more like this
unstar 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, whether there are plans to introduce a Sunday rail service for Moses Gate, Farnworth and Kearsley stations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 269697 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to introduce a Sunday rail service at these stations as part of Northern’s franchise agreement, the specification for which was developed in consultation with local authorities and Transport for the North. Whilst the railway needs to balance passenger and stakeholder aspirations with the practical and economic viability of running additional services, ideas for these can always be put forward for consideration to Transport for the North.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T11:56:00.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T11:56:00.643Z
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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 Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: North West more like this
unstar 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 provisions his Department has put in place to improve rolling stock as part of the rail franchise package for the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 32510 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The new Northern and TransPennine Express franchises commenced on the 1<sup>st</sup> April. By the end of 2019, they will have introduced significant improvements in Rolling Stock.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>281 new carriages including 55 new Diesel and 43 new Electric trains – the first ever new trains specified for the Northern franchise</li><li>Additional diesel units cascaded from other franchises – refurbished to ‘as new’ standard</li><li>Removal of all Pacer trains by October 2019</li><li>All retained trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, media servers, passenger information systems, CCTV and accessible toilets with baby-change facilities</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 30% of this expanded fleet will be new and will operate 2000 more services per week –a 12% increase. The additional trains will provide a 37% increase in morning peak capacity into the North’s 5 major cities by December 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The TransPennine franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>220 new carriages</li><li>All existing trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, additional power sockets, and real-time passenger information systems</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 70% of fleet is new, the fleet size increases by two-thirds, provides 13million more seats, an 80% increase in morning peak seats by the end of 2019.</p><p><br>These delivery plans as bid by the two operators during the Invitation to Tender process have been contracted within the franchise agreements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Z
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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 Mr William Wragg more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Anglia Railway Line: Compensation more like this
unstar 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, when Delay Repay 15 will be introduced on the Great Eastern Mainline. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 228695 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>As announced on 12 March, Commercial terms have now been agreed and Delay Repay 15 will go live on Greater Anglia on 1st April.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T14:18:35.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T14:18:35.363Z
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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 Will Quince more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Disability more like this
unstar 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 improve disability awareness among bus drivers on the use of a ramp when required for disabled passengers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 59634 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 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>I am committed to building transport networks that work for everyone, including ensuring that disabled people have the same access to transport services as other members of society.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently developing best practice guidance in delivering disability awareness training. This has been informed by engagement with disabled people and the bus industry, and aims to ensure that bus drivers have the knowledge and skills to provide passengers with the appropriate assistance they need, including the use of ramps for wheelchair users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-01-16T14:44:26.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T14:44:26.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability more like this
unstar 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 he is taking to ensure that there is sufficient provision of accessible taxis for disabled people in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 59633 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) provide a particularly important service for many disabled people, helping them to remain independent and to complete journeys which may not be possible using other forms of transport.</p><p> </p><p>I recognise that the availability of wheelchair accessible taxis and PHVs varies across Great Britain, particularly in rural areas. I know too, however, that they can sometimes be difficult to access for some ambulant disabled people. As such we encourage local licensing authorities to use their existing powers to ensure that a range of vehicle categories are represented in their taxi and PHV fleets. We have also introduced powers in the Deregulation Act 2015 to enable the sub-contracting of PHV services across local authority boundaries, helping to ensure that wheelchair accessible vehicles are available wherever they are required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-01-16T14:39:51.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T14:39:51.39Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to review the statutory framework for the hackney carriage and private-hire vehicle industry; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 69747 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
unstar this property answer text <p>At the request of the Department for Transport, the Law Commission has undertaken a comprehensive review of taxi and private hire regulation in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently considering all the recommendations in the Law Commission’s report against the backdrop of a rapidly changing sector and will formally respond to the Law Commission and announce its intentions once this scrutiny is completed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-04-18T14:27:00.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T14:27:00.593Z
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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 Wes Streeting more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence: Convictions more like this
unstar 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, whether his Department has conducted an assessment of the (a) reasons for the change in the number of drink-driving convictions between 2004 and 2014 and (b) the implications of that change for the Government's policy on drink-driving. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 69185 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
unstar this property answer text <p>We have made no assessment of changes in drink-driving convictions; however, drink drive casualties went down in the period 2004 to 2014 and drink drive fatalities are at their lowest ever level; the proportion of people who tested positively for alcohol following a reported road traffic accident has fallen from 4% in 2004 to 3% in 2014; and the overall proportion of drivers who tested positively on a roadside screening test fell from 18% in 2004 to 11% in 2014. We continue to promote our THINK! Campaign and we have no plans for lowering the drink drive limit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-03-30T14:22:49.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-30T14:22:49.81Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Pedicabs: Greater London more like this
unstar 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 assessment has been made of the effect of pedicab drivers on traffic congestion in Central London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kensington more like this
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Victoria Borwick more like this
star this property uin 60859 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Traffic congestion in London is caused by a wide range of factors, and the Department has made no assessment of the extent to which pedicabs contribute to it. The impacts of pedicabs on congestion are highly localised, and the Department has been lobbied by a number of stakeholders who have said that they are contributing significantly to congestion problems on the roads and pavements in certain parts of the West End of London where numbers of them tend to congregate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-01-24T11:59:03.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T11:59:03.117Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4502
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Borwick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Pedicabs: Greater London more like this
unstar 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 has taken to bring forward legislative proposals for the operation of pedicabs in London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kensington more like this
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Victoria Borwick more like this
star this property uin 60860 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We have been working with Transport for London (TfL) to draft legislation which would enable TfL to regulate pedicabs. We will identify an appropriate legislative slot as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-01-24T13:13:57.31Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T13:13:57.31Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4502
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Borwick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Pedicabs: Greater London more like this
unstar 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 the timetable is for introducing legislative proposals on the operation of pedicabs in London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kensington more like this
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Victoria Borwick more like this
star this property uin 60858 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We will introduce legislation on pedicabs when an appropriate legislative slot becomes available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-01-24T11:45:28.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T11:45:28.927Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4502
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Borwick more like this
1129386
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Graffiti more like this
unstar 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 recent steps his Department has taken to tackle illegal graffiti on and around railway lines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 259334 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department regularly works with Network Rail, the British Transport Police and Train Operating Companies to tackle instances of vandalism on the UK rail network. Earlier this year we jointly launched a new campaign - ‘You Vs Train’. The campaign raises awareness about the dangers of trespassing, with the intention reducing instances of future trespassing and acts of vandalism.</p><p> </p><p>At a local level Community Rail Partnerships and station adoption groups work with local communities and the rail industry to improve stations and deal with less safety critical instances of vandalism.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:08:29.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:08:29.453Z
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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 Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Graffiti more like this
unstar 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 plans his Department has to work with (a) Network Rail, (b) train operating companies and (c) the police to tackle graffiti along railway lines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 259335 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>On an annual basis Network Rail spends more than £3.5m yearly removing graffiti. Network Rail must prioritise its expenditure on safety critical matters and those affecting the operation of the railway. For those cases that involve offensive graffiti, Network Rail will do all it can to remove this as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2017 the Department launched the refreshed Secure Stations Scheme. The scheme provides an opportunity for Train Operating Companies to demonstrate how they are working with the British Transport Police to reduce crime including issues such as vandalism and graffiti at stations.</p><p> </p><p>The British Transport Police has formed a National Working Group to tackle graffiti and meet with Train Operating Companies monthly. It’s Crime Reduction Advisors work with railway businesses companies on security for sidings and sheds, stations and trains. Train operating companies and the British Transport Police also work with Community Rail Partnerships and station adoption groups on local measures to remove and deter graffiti.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:24:05.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:24:05.757Z
star this property answering member
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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 Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railway Stations: Construction more like this
unstar 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 progress he has made on opening new stations on the rail network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
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Vicky Ford more like this
star this property uin 912048 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Since 2010, some 42 new stations have been opened across the rail network.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government supports proposals for new stations that help provide a solution to local traffic congestion or fulfill a new opportunity such as a housing development, business/retail park or airport.</p><p> </p><p>Good progress is made on proposals that provide a robust business case, a sponsor and funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:57:32.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:57:32.143Z
star this property answering member
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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 Vicky Ford more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Transport: Older People more like this
unstar 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 guidance his Department issues on the provision of alternative transport services for elderly people when bus services are removed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 57598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not issued guidance specifically on the provision of alternative transport services for the elderly when bus services are removed. However, the Department has published draft guidance for local authorities who are considering how to best improve their local bus services, and guidance about the role that can be played by the Community Transport sector and the application of Total Transport principles. This draft guidance was published in October to accompany the Bus Services Bill that is currently before Parliament. A final version of the guidance will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T11:07:30.11Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T11:07:30.11Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Contracts more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has power to intervene when bus companies terminate contracts without consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 57597 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Bus services in England outside London are provided commercially by bus operators with local authorities able to subsidise additional services where these are not being provided on a commercial basis. The Secretary of State has no power to intervene when bus services cease to be provided by bus operators or supported by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Bus operators are however required to provide a Traffic Commissioner with 56 days’ notice of their intention to cancel a local bus service, and we would encourage operators and local authorities to consult with local communities before making changes to local bus services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T11:02:24.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T11:02:24.923Z
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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 Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Disability more like this
unstar 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 guidance his Department has issued on accessibility standards for bus provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 57604 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
unstar this property answer text <p>I am committed to building transport networks that work for everyone, including ensuring that disabled people have the same access to transport services as other members of society.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance was issued in 2005 to support the implementation of the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000 (PSVAR).</p><p> </p><p>We are currently developing best practice guidance in delivering disability awareness training. This has be informed by engagement with disabled people and the bus industry, and aims to ensure that bus drivers have the knowledge and skills to provide all passengers with the appropriate assistance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T11:18:47.1Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T11:18:47.1Z
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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 Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Crossrail: Contracts more like this
unstar 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, how many of the current Crossrail engineers and construction teams were under contract to transfer to work on HS2 after the planned opening of Crossrail in December 2018; and how many of those contracts resulted in penalty, retainer or other payments or fees to be made to either those individuals or the companies they work for since December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 224819 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 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Crossrail Limited and the individual contractors working for Crossrail Limited.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T17:40:36.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T17:40:36.65Z
star this property answering member
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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 Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Concessions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of encouraging rail companies to enable all-day travel on senior rail cards and freedom passes to reduce the cost of travel for older people who have childcare or caring responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 263844 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>We already require train operating companies to participate in certain approved discount card schemes for young and student travellers, disabled passengers and those over 60. The Senior Railcard offers anyone 60 years or over discounts on many fares on the network and the Disabled persons railcard also entitles a carer 1/3 off their rail fares when travelling with a person holding the railcard.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently undertaking work with the Rail Delivery Group and Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee to review the eligibility criteria of the Disabled Persons Railcard. As part of this we will be examining how we can improve provisions for carers/support workers or companions. The review is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:17:12.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:17:12.443Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment more like this
unstar 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 guidance his Department has given to local transport authorities on protecting the safety of blind and partially sighted bus users when (a) placing floating bus stops, (b) closing bus stops and (c) placing temporary bus stops. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 2152 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
unstar 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>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 unreasonably difficult to enjoy a service on the same basis as non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>The DfT has not provided any guidance on protecting the safety of blind and partially sighted bus users when placing floating bus stops or when specifically closing bus stops or placing temporary bus stops.</p><p> </p><p>However, our document ‘Safety at Street Works and Road Works’ (a statutory code of practice for utility companies and local highways authorities in England) provides general principles to observe when considering the needs of vulnerable users. It is the responsibility of local authorities to apply these general principles to any works they carry out in the highway, including work on bus stops.</p><p> </p><p>The code of practice is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-at-street-works-and-road-works" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-at-street-works-and-road-works</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T14:40:20.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:40:20.877Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Buses: Visual Impairment more like this
unstar 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, if he will encourage the installation of artificial sound generators on quiet electric and hybrid-electric buses in London to ensure their audibility for the safety of blind and partially-sighted pedestrians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 2203 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>A new EU regulation dealing with noise from road vehicles was adopted in 2014 and this will require additional sound devices to be fitted to all new types of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles from July 2019. This includes new buses and manufacturers may choose to fit them sooner. There are no plans currently to require the devices to be fitted before July 2019. Whether to encourage their fitment in London is a matter for the Mayor of London.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T14:45:00.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:45:00.027Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving Tests: Complaints more like this
unstar 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, how many complaints about practical driving tests heard by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (a) were made by (i) men and (ii) women and (b) were found (i) in favour of and (ii) against the complainant; and how many such complaints were subsequently taken to the Independent Complaints Assessor in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 21015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
unstar this property answer text <br /><p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) does not record information about the sex of any complainant. Nor does it retain information about complaints made before 2011-12 about practical driving tests or cases referred to the ICA. Information it does hold is as follows:</p><p>2011-12 1,080 complaints received – 42 upheld, 938 not upheld, 100 no outcome recorded</p><p>2012-13 1,108 complaints received – 40 upheld, 1002 not upheld, 66 no outcome recorded</p><p>2013-14 1,260 complaints received – 37 upheld, 1013 not upheld, 210 no outcome recorded</p><p>2014-15 1,401 complaints received – 27 upheld, 1158 not upheld, 216 no outcome recorded</p><p>2015- 16 1,351 complaints received – 37 upheld, 1174 not upheld, 140 no outcome recorded</p><br /><p>Complaints referred to the ICA</p><p>2011-12 - 3 cases</p><p>2012-13 - 9 cases</p><p>2013-14 - 10 cases</p><p>2015-16 - 4 cases</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-01-12T15:29:07.493Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T15:29:07.493Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving Tests: Appeals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, how many appeals on practical driving tests were (a) heard by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and (b) found (i) in favour of and (ii) against the appellant in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 21017 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has a complaints procedure, which is published on GOV.UK.</p><br /><p>Current law does not allow the test result to be overturned; the examiner’s decision is final.</p><br /><p>Complainants have the right to appeal if they think the examiner did not carry out their practical test in line with regulations.</p><br /><p>If the complainant lives in England and Wales, they have six months after the test date to appeal to the Magistrates court about the way the test was conducted. The Magistrates court can look at whether the test was carried out in accordance with regulations; however, it cannot change the result of the test. Should the Magistrates court find that the test was not conducted in line with regulations, it may offer a compensation payment or free retest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-01-12T15:33:49.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T15:33:49.077Z
star this property answering member
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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 Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Vetting more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, which local authorities do not require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for taxis and private hire vehicles; and what representations his Department has made to those local authorities to encourage the use of DBS checks for taxis and private hire vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 28827 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport does not hold details of the checks that individual local licensing authorities undertake on taxi and private hire vehicle drivers.</p><p> </p><p>All taxi and private hire vehicle drivers can be subject to an enhanced criminal record check, which includes a check of the children’s and adults barred lists, through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). In the Department’s Best Practice Guidance for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing and through engagement with licensing authorities, we strongly encourage licensing authorities to carry out an enhanced DBS check on all applicants.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this