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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety 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 Earl Howe on 13 June (HL16129), what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that the maximum safe life of a tyre on a heavy goods vehicle or coach is 10 years. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16936 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The revision to the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, introduced on 5 November 2018, included best practice guidance on managing the age of tyres fitted to heavy vehicles. It followed earlier Department for Transport advice, issued to bus and coach operators, in response to expert evidence provided to Her Majesty’s Coroner following the loss of three lives in a road traffic collision in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>In parallel, emerging evidence from Department for Transport research, suggested that age does influence the properties of a tyre. This emerging evidence, together with expert opinion, supported the use of the precautionary principle for the changes to the roadworthiness guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:45:38.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:45:38.78Z
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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 Earl Attlee more like this
1137073
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety 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 assessment they have made of the statistical risk of a heavy goods vehicle or coach tyre having a "blow out" for each of the first 20 years after manufacture; whether that assessment is based on any scientific study; and if so, what study. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16937 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>In June 2019 the Department launched a public consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on tyres aged 10 years and older from heavy goods vehicles, heavy trailers, buses, coaches and minibuses.</p><p> </p><p>At the same time, the Department published research that explores the link between age and tyre integrity. Although the research is not statistically conclusive, it suggests that corrosion, which can affect the tyre’s structure, is more likely to be found in older tyres. Investigations into two fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles concluded that tyre failure occurred as a result of structural deterioration due to age.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any scientific studies that specifically explore the statistical risk of tyre blow-outs for heavy goods vehicles or coaches in each year after manufacture.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T11:04:46.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T11:04:46.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3425
star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
1137074
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Tyres 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 how many heavy goods vehicles that are less than 10 years old have suffered a tyre failure incident on the M25 motorway in the last six-month period for which data are available. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16938 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Neither Highways England, nor the Department, hold the detailed statistics requested. However, the Department recently launched a consultation on proposals to ban 10 year old tyres on certain vehicles, such as HGVs. I encourage all interested parties to provide feedback on the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport remains committed to improving safety on the Strategic Road Network and note that England’s roads are amongst the safest in Europe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:45:05.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:45:05.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3425
star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
1137077
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Noise: Pollution 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 to reduce noise both in the internal environment, in particular, with regard to underground trains, and the external environment, with greater use of noise barriers. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL16941 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that it is important to minimise the noise impacts of the railway on its neighbours and on passengers. We have actively contributed to the development of the new European noise technical specification for interoperability that sets limits on noise from new and upgraded rolling stock.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government's most recent rail innovation competition, £2.75m of funding was awarded to projects aimed at reducing environmental impacts such as noise pollution. One of these projects will develop a noise barrier with an innovative design that will deflect noise upwards in order to reduce noise at a level comparable to a barrier of three times the height.</p><p> </p><p>Transport for London is responsible for the London Underground and its noise impacts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:39:22.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:39:22.823Z
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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 Hunt of Chesterton more like this
1137083
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: 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 what assessment they have made, if any, of the reasons for the recent fall in sales of low-emission vehicles. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16947 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>So far in 2019, sales of battery electric vehicles have increased significantly, up by 60% over the same period in 2018. Our Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to zero emissions, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists. In 2018 the UK was the second largest market for ultra-low emission vehicles in the EU. The UK is also global leader in the development and manufacture of electric vehicles; in 2018 a fifth of battery electric cars sold in Europe were made in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:56:58.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:56:58.58Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1137084
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: 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 what plans they have, if any, to introduce long-term incentives to increase sales of low-emission vehicles to help meet carbon reduction targets. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16948 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Government grants for plug-in cars, vans, taxis and motorcycles will be available until at least 2020, reducing the upfront purchase price of electric vehicles. The plug-in car grant was first introduced in 2011 and the other schemes in the years since. Purchasers of ultra-low-emission vehicles also receive other benefits, including lower tax rates and grants towards the installation of charge-points. A number of local authorities also provide additional incentives, such as free parking or exemption from the congestion charge. We stated in our Road to Zero strategy that consumer incentives in some form will continue to play a role beyond 2020. We also set out ambitions for the uptake of ultra-low-emission vehicles in the UK. We remain on track to meet these ambitions and will review progress by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, as announced this week, to accelerate the shift to zero-emission cars, all zero-emission models will pay no company car tax in 2020-21, 1% in 2021-22 before returning to the planned 2% rate in 2022-23 – a significant tax saving for employees and employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:56:28.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:56:28.65Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1137085
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Sales 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 assessment they have made of the Society of Motor Manufacturers’ statement that the Government's decision to abolish the Plug-in Car Grant three weeks early at the end of 2018 has caused a reduction in sales of low-emission vehicles. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16949 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not abolished the Plug-in car Grant (PiCG). The plug-in car grant continues to provide £3,500 to support the cleanest vehicles and will continue to exist in some form until at least 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The PiCG was introduced in 2011 to support the early market for ultra-low emission vehicles. Through the PiCG we have supported the purchase of over 200,000 plug-in vehicles, including around 100,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles. Last year, in light of increased demand and decreasing prices, we reviewed the PiCG to focus on the cleanest vehicles. While sales of plug-in hybrids have decreased since the grant was reviewed, sales of zero emission cars are up by more than 60% in 2019, than for the same period in 2018. Overall, sales of all alternatively-fuelled cars have increased this year, compared to the same period last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s ambition is for the UK to be a world leader in zero emission vehicles. We are investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021. The Government’s Road to Zero strategy was published last year and details how this funding is providing grants for plug-in cars, vans, lorries, buses, taxis and motorcycles, as well as schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes, workplaces and on residential streets.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:34:47.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:34:47.033Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1136767
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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 to transfer maintenance and litter collection on all-purpose trunk roads to the Highways Agency. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16917 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in the Government’s Litter Strategy published in 2017, we proposed to consider, if needed, additional powers for the Secretary of State to make this transfer of responsibility and funding to Highways England, and consider how to provide a mechanism to recover the cost of these activities from local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:43:40.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:43:40.723Z
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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 Baroness Randerson more like this
1136768
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Connect Plus 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 assessment they have made of the decision by Highways England not to impose financial penalties on Connect Plus M25 Ltd for failing to meet contractual maintenance standards in the four-year period to June 2018. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16918 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Highways England’s contract with Connect Plus M25 Ltd allows payment deductions to be made based on the measured condition of the road surface and the rectification of certain types of defects. During the four-year period to June 2018, payment deductions relating to the condition of the network and rectification of defects have been fully applied in accordance with the terms of the contract.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:43:56.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:43:56.34Z
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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 Baroness Randerson more like this
1136769
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Litter 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 sanctions have been applied to service providers by Highways England for failure to collect litter in 2018. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16919 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The performance of Highways England service providers in relation to litter is measured against the grades of cleanliness defined within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse.</p><p>Each Highways England region manages its own maintenance contract and any failure to meet contractual obligations would trigger sanctions under the contract.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 there have been no reported incidents of sanctions being applied in relation to litter, apart from the East Midlands, where payments to a service provider were withheld until evidence was provided that cleanliness had been brought up to standard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:44:17.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:44:17.963Z
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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 Baroness Randerson more like this