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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2016 to Question 46772, what progress has been made on procurement of the Wales and Borders Rail franchise. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Flynn more like this
uin 58946 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
answer text <p>The Department for Transport and the Wales Office are working closely with the Welsh Government to facilitate their ongoing procurement process for the Wales and Borders rail franchise and to finalise these arrangements – including the transfer of franchising functions – during 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-11T15:10:42.22Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-11T15:10:42.22Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
545
label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
786929
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent bilateral meetings he has had with (a) Welsh and (b) UK Government Ministers to discuss the rail franchise for Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 112291 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
answer text <p>I hold regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues and with the Welsh Government to discuss the operation of Wales’ rail network. The UK Government remains committed to devolving franchising powers to the Welsh Government as agreed in 2014 and is continuing to support their procurement for the next Wales &amp; Borders franchise, including the development of the South Wales Metro.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-11-15T12:54:21.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T12:54:21.253Z
answering member
4086
label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1020136
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on Transport for Wales’s management of the Wales and Borders rail franchise. more like this
tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
tabling member printed
Conor McGinn more like this
uin 907945 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
answer text <p>I hold regular discussions with the Welsh Government and Transport for Wales on rail services in Wales, including the new Wales and Borders franchise. I have also met with the Director of Keolis this week, who have recently taken over the running of the train service in Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The devolution of the Franchise is an example of effective co-operation between the Welsh and UK Governments.</p><p> </p><p>It is vital that Transport for Wales resolves the service issues affecting the Franchise as soon as possible.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-05T17:30:25.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T17:30:25.3Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4458
label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
596079
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans he has to devolve the Wales and Border Rail Franchise to the Welsh Government. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Flynn more like this
uin 46772 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-14more like thismore than 2016-10-14
answer text <p>The in-principle agreement between the Welsh Government and the Department for Transport to devolve the Wales and Borders franchise was announced on 21 November 2014.</p><p>We are continuing to engage constructively with the Welsh Government to enable them to achieve the successful procurement of the next Wales and Borders franchise from October 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Aberconwy more like this
answering member printed Guto Bebb more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-14T11:11:07.77Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-14T11:11:07.77Z
answering member
3910
label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
tabling member
545
label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
834654
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what arrangements are in place for the collapse of the procurement of the Wales and Borders rail franchise should the franchise not be awarded within the allocated time frame. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Edwards more like this
uin 126102 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
answer text <p>It is the responsibility of the Welsh Government to procure the Wales and Borders rail franchise. However, should these circumstances arise, an extension of the existing Franchise Agreement could be called for seven railway periods (i.e. 28 weeks). There is also the potential to negotiate an extension of up to 65 railway periods with the existing franchisee, as well as the Department having the standard Railways Act Operator of Last Resort powers.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T10:48:34.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T10:48:34.783Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
tabling member
3943
label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
834662
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the transfer of functions order relating to the Wales and Borders rail franchise to be laid before Parliament. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Edwards more like this
uin 126110 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
answer text <p>This draft Transfer of Functions Order is due to be laid before Parliament imminently. Subject to its approval, it is expected that the Order will come into force prior to the commencement of the replacement Wales and Borders franchise in October 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T11:03:13.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T11:03:13.303Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
tabling member
3943
label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
834663
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reasons are for the time taken to transfer functions over the Wales and Borders rail franchise to the National Assembly for Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Edwards more like this
uin 126111 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
answer text <p>The Silk Commission report highlighted the need for co-operation on the future of the English parts of the Wales and Borders rail franchise. Since reaching agreement in principle to devolve the franchise in November 2014, both Governments have been working collaboratively to give effect to the formal transfer of powers, which has required resolution of a number of detailed policy and practical considerations around cross-border and English services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T11:12:20.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T11:12:20.07Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
tabling member
3943
label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
834664
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which body is responsible for any costs incurred to the public purse as a result of (a) delays in procuring or (b) a failure to procure the next Wales and Borders rail franchise. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Edwards more like this
uin 126112 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
answer text <p>Agency Agreement No.2 (Schedule 1, paragraphs 6 to 8) between the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers signed on 28th September 2017 makes clear that any such costs would usually be the responsibility of Welsh Ministers, and the exceptional circumstances when this would not be the case.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/662188/wales-and-borders-agency-agreement-2.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/662188/wales-and-borders-agency-agreement-2.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T10:35:52.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T10:35:52.833Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
tabling member
3943
label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
834666
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of the procurement of the Wales and Border rail franchise. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Edwards more like this
uin 126114 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
answer text <p>The Wales &amp; Borders rail franchise procurement is the responsibility of the Welsh Government. The Department does not hold any information on how much it has cost them.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T10:52:13.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T10:52:13.18Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
tabling member
3943
label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
834667
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Wales and Borders Rail Franchise remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for appointing an operator of last resort for the Wales and Borders rail franchise. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Edwards more like this
uin 126115 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
answer text <p>The responsibility for appointing an operator of last resort for the Wales and Borders rail franchise currently rests with the Secretary of State for Transport.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-02-06T15:36:59.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T15:36:59.56Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
tabling member
3943
label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this