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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Railways: Freight more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text suggested redraft: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on the viability of rail freight of a 25 per cent reduction in (a) mode shift revenue support and (b) waterborne freight grant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 261186 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government provides grants worth £15.6m per year to support rail and water freight services which deliver environmental and economic benefits over road transport, but whose operating costs are higher. This level is net of a significant efficiency saving implemented since 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Rail flows of intermodal freight continue to be healthy and the grants deliver high value for money. A research project is underway to inform decisions about future funding and operation of the grants and will consider stakeholder feedback.</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 2019-06-14T10:38:31.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:38:31.773Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1140088
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 London North Eastern Railway: Rolling Stock 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 What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of new rolling stock on the east coast main line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 912039 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>LNER’s new Azuma trains entered service on their Hull and Leeds routes in May this year are due to launch on Edinburgh services from 1st August and will then be serving destinations North of Edinburgh by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>These state-of-the-art trains, delivered as part of the government-funded Intercity Express Programme, have more seats, better legroom and will be more reliable.</p><p> </p><p>The full fleet of 65 trains compared to 45 old trains will be in service from 2020 enabling additional services to be run increasing capacity further.</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 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4604
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
1140094
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Railway Stations: Construction 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 What progress he has made on opening new stations on the rail network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chelmsford more like this
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Vicky Ford more like this
star this property uin 912048 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, some 42 new stations have been opened across the rail network.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government supports proposals for new stations that help provide a solution to local traffic congestion or fulfill a new opportunity such as a housing development, business/retail park or airport.</p><p> </p><p>Good progress is made on proposals that provide a robust business case, a sponsor and funding.</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 2019-07-18T15:57:32.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:57:32.143Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4674
unstar this property label Biography information for Vicky Ford more like this
1131791
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 Cross Country 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 (a) agreed and (b) signed off a direct award or extension of the Cross Country rail franchise contract with Arriva; and who bears the pension risk in that contract. 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 263890 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 Secretary of State for Transport has not agreed a new Direct Award or signed off an extension of the existing Cross Country Direct Award contract with Arriva.</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 2019-06-21T10:41:48.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T10:41:48.007Z
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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
1126018
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Railways: Tree Felling 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, with reference to the independent review of Network Rail’s lineside vegetation management, published in November 2018, for what reasons Network Rail has felled trees during the nesting season. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 253703 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail has a statutory duty to ensure that the railways remain safe throughout the year, and are therefore expected to intervene to address imminent safety risks or hazards that present themselves at the lineside, whenever this may be the case. As part of fulfilling this duty, Network Rail work with independent ecologists and arborists to identify nesting birds and protected species before commissioning any devegetation work, so that appropriate mitigation can be put in place to protect them and minimise disturbance.</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 2019-05-21T12:28:41.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:28:41.527Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4630
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1129394
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Railways: Procurement 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, with reference to page 17 of the Government's Industrial Strategy: Rail Sector Deal, published in 2018, what steps his Department is taking through the Rail Sector Deal to address the lack of innovation opportunity in contracts due to current procurement methodology and to outcome-focused whole life supply contracts to increase system reliability and avoid risk averse behaviours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 259075 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>Strategic procurement of infrastructure which supports UK supply chains, skills and exports is a key part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy, and through the Rail Sector Deal we are working with industry to promote procurement practices that support an innovative, highly-skilled, and productive British rail supply chain.</p><p> </p><p>These improved practices may include more effective use by both public and private sector organisations of early contractor engagement, simplified tendering processes, and procurement balanced scorecards examining whole-life costs and benefits.</p><p> </p><p>The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is currently taking forward work on this element of the sector deal on behalf of the rail industry. Rail companies that would like to contribute should contact either RIA or the Rail Supply Group.</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 2019-06-11T15:11:58.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:11:58.09Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1138658
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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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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 Rolling Stock: Procurement 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, with reference to his Department's news story, Competition opens to create community facilities as Pacer trains retire from passenger service, published on 11 July 2019, how much that competition has cost; and how many of his Department's staff have worked on that competition to date. 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 276541 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Launching the competition has brought no additional cost to the Department. Porterbrook are providing the Pacer carriages that will be converted into community assets free of charge. One member of Department staff will be responsible for the day to day running the competition for the next six months. This will include supporting external judges, who are giving their time for free, to select winning community groups when the competition closes in September.</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 2019-07-22T14:55:55.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:55:55.827Z
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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
1136649
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Rolling Stock 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, which rail operators are running pacer trains on their service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 272821 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Arriva Rail North, Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales Rail Services are operators of Pacer trains.</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 2019-07-08T13:16:46.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:16:46.983Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
1134854
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Railways: Bolton 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, whether there are plans to introduce a Sunday rail service for Moses Gate, Farnworth and Kearsley stations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 269697 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to introduce a Sunday rail service at these stations as part of Northern’s franchise agreement, the specification for which was developed in consultation with local authorities and Transport for the North. Whilst the railway needs to balance passenger and stakeholder aspirations with the practical and economic viability of running additional services, ideas for these can always be put forward for consideration to Transport for the North.</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 2019-07-01T11:56:00.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T11:56:00.643Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1136205
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 London North Eastern Railway: Living Wage 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, whether there are any provisions in LNER's franchise agreement that would prevent that compnay from ensuring that its sub-contractors pay the living wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
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Ian Mearns more like this
star this property uin 272174 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>LNER operates under a Services Agreement rather than a Franchise Agreement. There are no such provisions in the LNER Services Agreement.</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 2019-07-08T12:32:58.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T12:32:58.157Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Mearns more like this