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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Bus Services: Disability more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Bus Services Act 2017: bus open data consultation response, published in January, why the provision of accessibility information “would be too great an implementation burden for bus operators”; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the lack of such information on those with disabilities. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this
uin HL15588 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Department for Transport consulted with bus operators, passengers and their representative groups to explore the technical feasibility of requiring operators and/or local transport authorities to provide accessibility data for both vehicles and stops. We came to the conclusion that the industry is not yet ready to meet this challenge and therefore have chosen to focus on only legally requiring the core data types for the Bus Open Data Digital Service.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we do consider accessibility information to be of great importance for public transport users, many operators would need to upgrade their systems in order to openly publish accessibility information, and many operators are not currently in a position to do so.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are working with the industry to support the voluntary and open publication of accessibility information and at a later stage in the programme, after the core requirements have been successfully delivered, return to this important data type and consider whether it would be feasible to legally require the industry to openly publish accessibility information about vehicles.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:20:17.39Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4294
label Biography information for Lord Holmes of Richmond more like this
1125497
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation that requires all electricity used at charging points for electric vehicles to be from renewable sources. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL15592 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>We want an increasing proportion of the electricity used at electric vehicle charging points to be from renewable and low carbon sources. We are taking steps to facilitate this by cleaning up the UK’s power generation and increasing the amount of renewable generation and ensuring electric vehicles play a helpful role in our future smart and flexible energy system.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Growth Strategy sets out steps the Government is taking to further decarbonise the power sector and the wider economy. Between now and 2050, the Government projects electricity grid emissions will continue to fall with increasing levels of low carbon and distributed renewable generation. To enable these changes in generation, the system is adapting to become more flexible and smarter in order to better manage the new flows in power. Electric vehicles have an important role to play in this transition – offering new opportunities for consumers and the power system. Smart charging will allow charging to happen at times when more renewable energy is available. The department plans to consult on smart chargepoint requirements shortly.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125507
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether FirstGroup has met all Department of Transport criteria on railways pensions as a shortlisted bidder for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Myners more like this
uin HL15602 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Department does not comment on a live competition. Please note that all bids received for any franchise competition are evaluated against the requirements and instructions set out in the relevant Invitation To Tender.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T14:21:03.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:21:03.697Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3869
label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1126316
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Sales more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why sales of electric cars in the UK have fallen behind sales in other European countries. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL15676 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>In 2018 the UK was the second largest market for ultra-low emission vehicles and the fourth largest market for battery electric vehicles. 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. So far in 2019, sales of battery electric vehicles have increased significantly, up by 54% 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.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:56:18.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:56:18.813Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1126687
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Grants more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on car sales of removing zero-emission plug-in hybrid vehicles from the list of vehicles eligible for plug-in grants, including the impact on their vision of almost every car and van being zero emission by 2050. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL15704 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>The plug-in car grant was intended to support the early market for low emission vehicles and has so far supported the purchase of around 100,000 plug-in hybrid cars, at a cost of over £360 million.</p><p>In 2018 the department reviewed the plug-in car grant to focus on zero tail pipe emission vehicles. Since then, overall sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles have increased compared to the same period last year. While the sales of zero emission capable plug-in hybrids have decreased since the grant was reviewed, the sales of the cleanest zero emission vehicles have increased by over 50 per cent over the same period.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T12:48:28.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:48:28.113Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1126688
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Railways more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 15 March (HL14180), what type, or types, of Government support have been considered to support the Southern Rail Link to Heathrow; and whether the criteria for assessing proposals to deliver the project include a requirement to operate trains on the line. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL15705 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>Following the publication of the Market Sounding Findings Report, published in December 2018, which showed that none of the schemes put forward were able to advance without Government support, whether that be direct financial support, or by providing indirect support such as guarantees of future usage, my Department has been working to further develop and clarify the outcomes we want to be delivered from this project and is considering appropriate criteria for assessing commercial and procurement models, including minimum requirements required.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T13:51:13.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:51:13.16Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1126692
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Railways more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect (1) funding to be approved, and (2) an application for a Development Consent Order to be made, for a Western Rail Link to Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bradshaw more like this
uin HL15709 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Government fully supports the development of a Western Rail Link to Heathrow.</p><p> </p><p>The development of a five case business case for the Western Rail Link to Heathrow is nearing completion. The Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline sets out the process and principles underpinning funding of enhancements to the railway.</p><p> </p><p>Subject a satisfactory business case, and the agreement of acceptable terms with the Heathrow aviation industry, funding would be made available to take the project forward to the ‘Design’ gateway. On that basis, Network Rail expects to submit its Development Consent Order later in the Autumn.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T14:23:26.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:23:26.53Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
2483
label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1126693
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Railways more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce the next stage of the process for selecting a preferred developer for a Southern Rail Link to Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bradshaw more like this
uin HL15710 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Department has not undertaken a procurement process to select a preferred developer for a Southern Rail Link to Heathrow.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:28:26.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:28:26.62Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
2483
label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1126694
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Old Oak Common Station more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the expect the platforms at Old Oak Common station designed to be served by trains operated under the Great Western franchise to be open. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bradshaw more like this
uin HL15711 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>The new station at Old Oak Common is being designed to offer connectivity between HS2, the Elizabeth Line and the Great Western Main Line. HS2 Ltd will work with its construction partner, once appointed, to optimise cost and schedule. We will make public a Full Business Case, including an assessment of schedule, later in the year.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T13:08:16.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:08:16.477Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
2483
label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1126697
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Skipton-Colne Railway Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport on 25 January, whether they have commissioned the further studies into the possible reinstatement and reopening of the Colne–Skipton railway line as part of a TransPennine freight line and for local passenger services; and if so, who is undertaking those studies. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Greaves more like this
uin HL15714 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>Work is currently progressing and we expect to receive the results later this year to inform a decision as to whether the scheme should go to the ‘develop’ stage of the Government’s Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline.</p><p>Local stakeholders, including the local MP Andrew Stephenson, have championed the scheme and we are working closely with Transport for the North to assess the proposed scheme and to ensure that it can be affordable, will attract sufficient traffic, and is part of the right long-term solution for cross Transpennine rail traffic.</p><p>This is part of our new approach to rail enhancements to ensure we address the needs of passengers and freight, and that funding commitments appropriately reflect the stage of development of schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T14:23:33.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:23:33.027Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
2569
label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this