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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) agreement and (b) provision for pension liability risk was agreed between his Department and Virgin Trains when the extension to the West Coast rail franchise was announced on 21 December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 263895 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
star this property answer text <p>The extension to the West Coast rail franchise was a short extension to an existing contract and was as allowed for in the Franchise Agreement. As in all other Franchise Agreements, the Franchisee (as the Designated Employer) is responsible for paying employer pension contributions required under the schedule of contributions applicable during their franchise term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-21T10:29:03.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T10:29:03.11Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1128559
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the specifications for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise requires the new operator to be responsible for timetabling across the route of that franchise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 257750 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>In its Shadow Operator role, the West Coast Partnership operator will, working in conjunction with Network Rail, HS2 Ltd and other Train and Freight Operators, develop advice for the Secretary of State on options for the post HS2 launch Train Service Specification on both HS2 and WCML routes. The West Coast Partnership operator’s role in the timetabling process will be consistent with existing practices across the rail industry both before and after HS2 services are launched.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T12:48:40.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:48:40.253Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129764
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received all of the bids for the West Coast Partnership franchise competition; how many of those bids his Department has (a) evaluated and (b) scored; and whether he as invited the company with the the highest scoring bid from that process to discuss potential contractual terms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260017 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not comment on live competitions. Please note that all bids received for any franchise competition are evaluated against the requirements and instructions set out in the relevant procurement documentation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-12T14:56:40.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:56:40.967Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129773
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has he made of the optimum number of bidders required for the West Coast Partnership franchise to provide value for money. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260018 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The maximum number of bidders that could be shortlisted for the West Coast Partnership was set out at the Expression of Interest stage of the competition. The maximum number of bidders that could be shortlisted was 4.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-12T15:01:37.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:01:37.677Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129774
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the (a) adequacy of the balance of risk and reward in the provisions of the West Coast Partnership rail franchise and (b) ability of the shortlisted bidders to meet those provisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260019 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not comment on live competitions. Please note that all bids received for any franchise competition are evaluated against the requirements and instructions set out in the relevant procurement documentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T09:45:15.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:45:15.407Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129782
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the financial stability of the bidders for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260021 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not comment on live competitions. Please note that all bids received for any franchise competition are evaluated against the requirements and instructions set out in the relevant procurement documentation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-12T15:18:28.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:18:28.847Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129786
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of page 20 of the First Group financial results published on May 30 2019 which states in respect of railway pension liabilities that it is not possible at this stage to determine the impact to ongoing contribution requirements; and whether that company is compliant with his Department’s West Coast Partnership franchise provisions in respect of railway pension liabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260022 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not comment on live competitions. Please note that all bids received for any franchise competition are evaluated against the requirements and instructions set out in the relevant procurement documentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-12T15:21:38.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:21:38.303Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129788
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account his Department took of the financial performance of First Group on the (a) South Western Railway and (b) Transpennine railway when evaluating that company’s bid for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260023 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not comment on live competitions. Please note that all bids received for any franchise competition are evaluated against the requirements and instructions set out in the relevant procurement documentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-12T14:07:52.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:07:52.603Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129801
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, What assessment he has made of the strategic importance of rail services on the West Coast mainline to the economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260024 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Rail services on the West Coast mainline have contributed to economic growth up and down the country and the line is now faster and busier than ever. The introduction of HS2 services will free up capacity across the West Coast mainline to ensure that this growth continues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T08:56:56.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T08:56:56.803Z
star this property answering member
3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1129804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what due diligence his Department has undertaken on the shortlisted bidders for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise to ensure that (a) the board and (b) investors agree on that company’s willingness to take risk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 260026 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not comment on live competitions. Please note that all bids received for any franchise competition are evaluated against the requirements and instructions set out in the relevant procurement documentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2019-06-12T15:26:50.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:26:50.63Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this