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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16093 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1146297
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Power Failures more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take following the power surge on Thameslink Class 700 trains which caused delays to the Govia Thameslink Railway service; whether, during procurement of those trains, the question of power surges was mentioned in the specification of these trains; and if so, whether such problems were anticipated. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17792 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Following the loss of power on 9 August which affected the operation of Class 700 Thameslink and Class 717 Moorgate trains, Ministers and officials have held discussions with Siemens, the manufacturer of the trains, and Govia Thameslink Railway, the train operator. Investigations are being undertaken by both Siemens and Govia Thameslink Railway to understand why some trains did not restart and what needs to be done to ensure that trains restart in future. The investigations are considering, amongst other things, the Thameslink trains’ conformance with power supply compatibility standards that were specified in the procurement of the trains.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:12:56.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:12:56.287Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1146299
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Trains: Exhaust Emissions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to cease ordering bi-mode rolling stock in order to contribute to the Railway Industry Task Force’s aim to secure an 80 to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2040; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17794 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has set an ambitious, legally binding target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the UK by 2050. The rail industry must play its part in achieving this target.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with Network Rail to develop a costed decarbonisation network strategy which will inform decisions on the scale and pace of rail decarbonisation. This work will consider the full range of available technologies and identify which is most appropriate for each part of the rail network.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on rolling stock will be taken as part of this wider strategy, alongside decisions on infrastructure. Bi-mode trains are able to use the parts of the network that are currently electrified and have the flexibility to run in only electric mode in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:14:10.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:14:10.233Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1146922
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 September (HL17707), whether the number of staff of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency conducting roadside mechanical spot checks on lorries was reduced between 2016 and 2019. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17896 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has not reduced the number of staff conducting roadside mechanical spot checks on lorries between 2016 and 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The DVSA targets serious and serially non-compliant operators and drivers to protect British road users from unsafe drivers and vehicles.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:31:25.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:31:25.073Z
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4580
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1146924
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Road Traffic: Noise more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to undertake work to reduce road traffic noise along major roads. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17898 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Highways England is committed to mitigating noise pollution on the Strategic Road Network. Highways England’s key performance indicator for noise requires mitigation to be installed at 1,150 Noise Important Areas by the end of the first Road Investment Strategy period in March 2020. To support this objective Highways England is:</p><p> </p><ul><li>installing low noise surfacing, where appropriate, as part of the road renewal programme, for example outside houses, schools and hospitals;</li><li>when delivering schemes, seeking to mitigate potential noise impacts in line with national policy, through the use of: low noise surfacing, noise barriers, earth bunds, and through the scheme design process;</li><li>delivering new noise barriers through the Environmental Designated Fund, and renewal of existing noise barriers where required; and</li><li>installing acoustic glazing to residential properties in Noise Important Areas, delivered through the Environmental Designated Fund.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Further to the work of HE, the Department for Transport is promoting the use of Electric Vehicles which will significantly reduce the noise pollution on major roads.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:31:57.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:31:57.113Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1146925
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Agility Trains: Standards more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Agility Trains West account for delays incurred by their trains using the miles per casualty measure. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17899 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Miles per Technical Incident is the common performance statistic calculated for all classes of trains used for passenger services on the national network. These statistics are collated by the Rail Delivery Group from data collated from the train operators. The Hitachi Intercity Express Trains owned by Agility Trains West are included in these statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:18:06.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:18:06.437Z
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4580
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1146927
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Midlands Railway: Standards more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the contractual requirements between East Midlands Railway and the Department for Transport for the operational performance of that line; and who is responsible for measuring that performance. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17901 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The franchise agreement sets out operational performance benchmarks for Cancellations, Delay Minutes and Short Formations. Network Rail monitors and measures the operational performance of the railways and the Train Operator will provide these numbers to the Department for Transport to monitor their performance against the benchmarks.</p><p>The East Midlands Railway franchise agreement, which contains the franchise specific benchmarks, will be published on the gov.uk website in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:15:30.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:15:30.273Z
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4580
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1146938
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to make it a criminal offence to park on pavements. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17912 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The police already have powers to enforce dangerous or obstructive parking wherever it occurs. They can also enforce pavement parking restrictions, where such restrictions are introduced by the few local authorities outside London who do not have civil parking enforcement powers. However, the majority of local authorities outside London, and all London councils, have taken civil enforcement powers and would themselves enforce any pavement restrictions that may apply.</p><p> </p><p>In the wider context, the Department for Transport is considering the conclusions of the Transport Select Committee’s recent inquiry into pavement parking, alongside the findings of its own evidence review, and will respond to the Committee in November.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:15:56.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:15:56.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146956
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the taxpayer of repatriating customers of Thomas Cook to the UK; and what are the significant factors which are likely to determine whether that estimate is an (1) over, or (2) under, estimate. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17930 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Operation to repatriate customers of Thomas Cook is modelled on the successful repatriation of passengers after the collapse of Monarch Airways.</p><p> </p><p>The final cost of the Monarch operation to taxpayers was about £50 million and the repatriation effort with Thomas Cook is estimated to be about twice the size and far more complicated as Monarch was an airline based in Europe, whereas Thomas Cook was a global travel group.</p><p> </p><p>This is the biggest peacetime repatriation in UK history, involving more than 150,000 passengers, so any problems or delays could lead to additional costs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will, however, seek to minimise the impact on the taxpayer by entering into discussions with third parties with a view to recovering some of the costs of this large operation. We will also look to recoup some of the costs from relevant credit and debit card providers and travel insurers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:32:39.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:32:39.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1147622
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent changes have been made to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation; and what was the purpose of any such change. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17948 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Building on the success of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) in supporting a market for sustainable, renewable fuels, Parliament agreed changes to the RTFO through the Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 SI No. 347 in March last year.</p><p> </p><p>Changes made by these regulations include an increase to the targets for renewable fuels out to 2032, new incentives for fuels of strategic future importance to the UK, the inclusion of renewable aviation fuels and renewable hydrogen as eligible for reward under the RTFO scheme, and a limit on the contribution that biofuels produced from food crops can make to meeting UK renewable transport fuel targets. The purpose of these changes is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fuels supplied in transport, thereby supporting the delivery of savings required to meet UK carbon budgets, and to provide investment certainty.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:33:15.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:33:15.363Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this