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429138
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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 Heathrow Airport: Night Flying 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 his Department is taking to reduce the number of night flights to and from Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16936 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>Along with Gatwick and Stansted, the Government sets night flight restrictions at Heathrow, using its powers under s.78 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982.</p><br /><p>These restrictions limit the number of flights between the hours of 23.30 and 06.00 that can take place during a particular season - there are two seasons per annum, winter and summer, which coincide with the use of Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time. Heathrow is limited to 5,800 flights a year during these hours, which translates in to an average of 16 flights per night. Due to a voluntary agreement which prevents scheduled movements before 04.30, most of these flights are from aircraft arriving between the hours of 04.30 and 06.00. It should be noted that these restrictions do not preclude additional aircraft from operating at Heathrow during the night period in the case of emergencies or severe disruption.</p><br /><p>As well as limiting the number of movements allowed within an airline season, these restrictions place requirements on the aircraft that can operate during the night period, and place seasonal limits on the amount of noise energy that can be emitted at Heathrow. Aircraft are certified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) according to the noise they produce and the higher the band an aircraft is certified as the higher quota amount it uses with each movement. The Government has also prohibited the noisiest types of aircraft from using the airport during the night. QC/4 aircraft are not allowed to be scheduled during the night quota period (2330 to 0600), and the highest rated QC/8 and QC/16 aircraft are prevented from operating at all during the entire night period (2300 to 0700).</p><br /><p>The Government will begin consulting next year on a new nights flight regime which will take effect from October 2017.</p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T16:36:32.447Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429140
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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 Heathrow Airport: Air Routes 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 his policy is on the concentration of flight paths over residential areas near Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 16861 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>The Government’s overall policy on aviation noise, as stated in the 2013 Aviation Policy Framework (APF), is ‘to limit and, where possible, reduce the number of people in the UK significantly affected by aircraft noise’. To achieve this, the Government believes in most cases it will be preferable to concentrate aircraft over as few routes as possible. The APF does however go on to say that ‘where there is intensive use of certain routes, and following engagement with local communities, it may be appropriate to explore options for respite which share noise between communities on an equitable basis, provided this does not lead to significant numbers of people newly affected by noise.’</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T16:46:01.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:46:01.3Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429443
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
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 Heathrow Airport 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 accuracy of the estimate of surface access costs associated with an expansion of Heathrow Airport produced by (a) the Airports Commission and (b) the Mayor of London in his response to the Airports Commission consultation, published in February 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 17075 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answer text <p>The Airports Commission, in undertaking its work consulted widely, engaging with a broad range of organisations and people, and considered a wide range of views and information from stakeholders, including the Mayor of London, to inform its recommendations.</p><br /><p>The Government is currently considering the large amount of very detailed analysis contained in the Airports Commission’s final report, including its examination of the costs of the surface access proposals associated with airport expansion, before taking any decisions on next steps.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-24T13:30:53.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:30:53.26Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
429407
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
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 Cardiovascular System: 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, if he will make an assessment of the effects on the cardiovascular health of local residents of continuous noise from aircraft taking off and landing. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 17076 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
answer text <p>The Government will evaluate existing evidence and future studies in the area of aircraft noise and its impacts on health including cardiovascular disease in considering future policy implications.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-24T13:34:09.58Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:34:09.58Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
437389
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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 Cycling: Finance 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 support will be available for long-term planning for cycling in the period between the closure of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in April 2016 and the publication of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in summer 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 19766 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
answer text <p>Following the recent Spending Review confirmation of this Government’s commitment to cycling and walking by committing to investing over £300million to 2020, I am considering in more detail future sustainable transport programmes. This includes the new ‘access’ fund, which is anticipated to build on the legacy of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The Government is also currently developing the first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and will be engaging with interested parties as this work progresses. I plan to publish further details shortly.</p><p>At the same time, the Local Growth Fund already includes many ongoing cycling and other sustainable transport initiatives.</p><p>This Government also remains committed to the principles of localism. Local authorities are well placed to decide their local priorities in relation to sustainable transport initiatives. Government resources allocated to local authorities, such as the local integrated transport block, can be flexibly distributed accordingly.</p><br />
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T15:42:31.31Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T15:42:31.31Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
438227
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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 Cycling 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 budget his Department has allocated for cycling-related road improvements in each of the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 19912 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
answer text <p>The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, to be published in summer 2016, will set out the Government’s plans for investing in cycling and walking.</p><br /><p>The Government recently reaffirmed its commitment to cycling and walking, with SR2015 announcing funding support ofover £300m. This includes delivering the £114m Cycle City Ambition programme in full, which includes improved cycling infrastructure on roads, and a new ‘Access’ fund for sustainable travel building on the legacy of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. In addition, the Road Investment Strategy for 2015-20 includes plans to improve 200 sections of the roads network for cyclists. All other funding streams will be considered as part of the process for developing the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.</p><br /><p>It is also worth noting that from within the record £6 billion to be allocated to local highways authorities between 2015 and 2021 for road maintenance, from 2018/19 the plan is to change the formula used to allocate local highways maintenance capital funding so that it also takes into account footways and cycleways as well as the roads, bridges and street lighting, which it is currently based on. Once implemented, around 9% of the funding will be based on footway and cycleway lengths.</p><br /><p>SR2015 also announced an additional £250m for a potholes action fund, which will benefits both motorists and cyclists.</p><br /> <br />
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T13:49:16.053Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T13:49:16.053Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
451053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
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 Aviation: Safety 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 discussions he has had with his European counterparts about EU proposals to block public access to Mandatory Occurrence Reports; and what assessment he has made of the potential effect of those proposals on public confidence in aircraft safety. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 26102 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
answer text <p>The reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation is governed by Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 which was adopted on 3 April 2014 and became applicable on 15 November 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The open reporting of safety occurrences is vital to help ensure that significant issues can be identified and addressed before they lead to an accident. To foster open reporting the Regulation aims to create a just culture in which occurrences can be reported without fear of any detriment. To support the just culture the Regulation requires that reports be given an appropriate level of confidentiality and that information derived from occurrence reports shall be used only for safety related purposes. However, the Regulation does permit information to be released on request to interested parties that have a genuine safety related need for the information.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulation also recognises the need to keep the public informed on aviation safety matters. It requires Member States to publish, at least annually, a safety review setting out the type of occurrences and safety-related information that has been reported, any trends that have been identified and any corrective action taken. In addition, the European Aviation Safety Agency is required to include information about the analysis of occurrence reports in its annual safety review.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T13:20:32.763Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T13:20:32.763Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
452132
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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 Heathrow Airport 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 his Department has made of the rates of climb of aircraft taking off from Heathrow Airport compared to other (a) UK and (b) European airports. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 26882 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) has not made any assessment of rates of climb from Heathrow airport compared to any other airports. The Government is aware of an independent report published last year on climb rates at Heathrow airport.</p><p> </p><p>The airport is working with the industry and the CAA to understand the issues and what this means from a noise perspective. DfT sits on the Heathrow Noise Community Forum where this work programme is being taken forward.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-22T13:43:48.697Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:43:48.697Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
452130
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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: Noise 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, which body is responsible for enforcement of aircraft noise abatement requirements. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 26895 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>The Government sets noise abatement procedures at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. These are set out in Noise Abatement Requirements Notice(s) made under section 78 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982.</p><p> </p><p>At other airports these are agreed locally often through local planning agreements. Where the Government sets the procedures these are monitored by the airports’ noise and track keeping systems which receives data from National Air Traffic Services (NATS) radars and permanent noise monitors located around the airport.</p><p> </p><p>Adherence to the noise abatement procedures are reported via the airports flight performance report which will be available on the airports website. Fines are imposed at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airport for breaching noise departure limits.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:48:36.027Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:48:36.027Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
452131
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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 Heathrow Airport 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 bring forward legislative proposals to update the Heathrow Airport London (Noise Abatement Requirements) Notice 2010 to require higher minimum rates of climb for aircraft taking off from Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 26896 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
answer text <p>The requirements are kept under review to take account of any relevant new evidence. However, I have no plans at present to update the Heathrow Airport London (Noise Abatement Requirements) Notice 2010.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:54:16.567Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:54:16.567Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this