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1128540
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Aviation more like this
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 assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Civil Aviation Authority data which shows that the number of domestic aviation routes with more than 1,000 passengers per year has fallen from 228 in 2007 to 188 in 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
tabling member printed
Andy McDonald more like this
uin 257747 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Aviation in the UK operates in the private sector and it is for airlines to determine which routes they should operate. However, the Aviation 2050 consultation acknowledges the benefits regional airports and connectivity can bring to the regions and seeks views on what further actions government could take to enhance and support these connections. The consultation closes on 20 June.</p><p> </p><p>Where domestic routes have previously been squeezed out of Heathrow over time, expansion of the airport will provide an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen existing domestic connections and deliver new ones.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement sets a clear expectation that an additional runway at Heathrow will deliver at least 14 domestic routes. We expect many of these connections will be commercially viable. This will ensure that regions are increasingly well connected to the capital and the UK’s biggest airport, supporting new business, tourism and cultural links across the globe.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:13:59.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:13:59.95Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4269
label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1128537
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Transport: North of England more like this
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, how he (a) has allocated and (b) plans to allocate in each year between 2015 and 2020 the £13 billion his Department committed to spending on transport across the north of England during that period. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 257711 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government is investing over £13 billion in transport in the North between 2015 and 2020 as part of the Northern Powerhouse strategy. This comprises a range of transport improvements including major investments in the Strategic Road Network (SRN), such as the introduction of Smart Motorways, as well as major schemes on the local road network, significant investment in new rolling stock and the rail network and numerous smaller schemes funded through the Local Growth Fund and the Department’s Highways Maintenance and Integrated Transport block funding. The investment has been allocated through funding mechanisms such as the Roads Investment Strategy, rail investment programmes for Control Period 6, and block funding allocations. It is not possible to provide annual profiles as some funding is allocated on a scheme basis rather than by year.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:50:49.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:50:49.227Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1130044
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Blue Badge Scheme more like this
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 timeframe is for bringing forward legislative proposals to extend the eligibility for the Blue Badge Scheme to include hidden disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 260536 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The guidance to help local authorities implement the expanded scheme is being finalised and will be issued shortly, and the scheme will become operational on 30 August.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:39:12.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:39:12.38Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1129648
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Bus Services: Disability more like this
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, whether the Government has set a deadline by which every bus nationally will have audio-visual next stop and final destination announcements. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 260080 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence. Consequently, in Summer 2018, the Government published a public consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:19:38.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:19:38.987Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1129671
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Great Western Railway Line: Catering more like this
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, if he will make it his policy to include in the requirement for a buffet card on all Intercity Express trains in the next franchise contract for the Great Western franchise. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 260038 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department published the response to its consultation on the future of the Great Western franchise on 28 August 2018: (<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/736146/great-western-rail-franchise-stakeholder-briefing-document.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/736146/great-western-rail-franchise-stakeholder-briefing-document.pdf</a>).</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on policy on the specification of the next Great Western franchise are informed by this consultation, which did not show strong demand for a buffet car on all Intercity Express Trains.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:23:21.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:23:21.123Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1129673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Great Western Railway Line: Catering more like this
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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 253626 on Great Western Railway Line: Catering, whether the specification of the Great Western Intercity Express trains designed by his Department stated that a buffet café-bar car was not required. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 260039 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Intercity Express Programme technical specification includes a requirement that the IEP Trains be capable of providing a range of catering services, from which specific catering services and combinations may be selected. The IEP train also has a flexible design that allows changes to the catering provision in response to future requirements.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:57:06.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:57:06.97Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1129674
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Great Western Railway Line: Catering more like this
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, pursuant to Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 254217 on Great Western Railway Line: Catering, what assessment his Department made of the potential merits of offering catering option H, a trolley service, on Great Western Railway Intercity Express trains. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 260040 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department, in partnership with Great Western Railways (GWR), studied the costs and seating change options, provided by Hitachi Rail, for a buffet on the Intercity Express trains. It concluded, backed by GWR customer research, that the trolley service strikes the balance between ensuring catering is available whilst also maximizing the benefits of the full extra capacity that IETs provide.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T12:00:43.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:00:43.097Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1129099
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Compensation more like this
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 steps he has taken to deliver more (a) timely and (b) generous compensation for passengers whose rail journeys have been disrupted. more like this
tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Knight more like this
uin 259266 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department requires operators of new franchises to provide automated Delay Repay compensation processes that make claiming swift and simple and is working with the rail industry and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to deliver more automated claims processes across all DfT-let franchises.</p><p>Recent ORR research shows that 94.7% of passengers report that their compensation claims were resolved within the industry deadline of 20 working days. See <a href="https://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/40838/delay-compensation-claims-factsheet-1819-Q3.pdf" target="_blank">https://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/40838/delay-compensation-claims-factsheet-1819-Q3.pdf</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Delay Depay 30 is now available on all but one of the DfT franchises. Passengers on 50% of DfT-let franchises are now eligible for improved compensation schemes when their trains are delayed by 15 minutes or more (DR15). Due to the relatively large size of the franchises that now operate DR15, this means that 74% of journeys on DfT franchises now have DR15 available to them.</p><p> </p><p>For passengers with single and return tickets, Delay Repay is more generous than the systems in place on most other Western European railways and considerably more generous than the minimum standard of compensation that is set by EU Regulation.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T16:31:51.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:31:51.163Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4410
label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
1129989
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Cars: Sales more like this
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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of DVLA powers to take enforcement action against car dealerships that are responsible for dangerously and unsafely parked cars. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 260582 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is responsible for the enforcement of unlicensed vehicles and is able to clamp or remove an unlicensed vehicle if it is seen on a public road.</p><p> </p><p>A vehicle that is causing an obstruction, is likely to cause damage or is broken down or abandoned without lawful authority can be dealt with by the police as they have the necessary powers to remove them. Local authorities can also remove abandoned, dangerous and unsafely parked vehicles using powers contained in the Cleaner Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2006. Both the police and local authorities can take action against those responsible for vehicles that are parked dangerously.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:44:26.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:44:26.95Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1129766
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Department for Transport: Post Office more like this
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, when his Department's contracts with Post Office Ltd for (a) driver licensing, (b) vehicle registration, (c) Excise Duty collection, and (d) international driving permits are due to expire; and whether he has plans to extend the duration of those contracts. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 260045 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>All four services are provided by a single contract between the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and Post Office Ltd. The initial term of this contract will expire on 31 March 2020, following which there is an option for a three-year extension. The DVLA is currently considering its options regarding the potential extension, although no decision has yet been made.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T11:22:37.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:22:37.757Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this