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1142273
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railway Stations: Access more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer 24 July 2019 to Question 280294, what the funding allocations are for the (a) six stations in Scotland, (b) 10 stations in Wales and (c) 57 stations in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 282539 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Access for All funding is held and managed at a national level and is not allocated separately to Scotland, England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>All projects are in the early stages of development. Once station projects are fully developed and appropriate designs selected, we will have a better idea of how much each station will cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:30:41.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:30:41.047Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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4470
star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1142277
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Passenger Ships: Safety 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 discussions his Department has had with regional tourism bodies on the effect of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s proposals of older passenger boats on the UK’s fleet of passenger boats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282543 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>As Minister responsible for shipping matters on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport, I am aware that my officials in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have developed an impact assessment on its proposals for older domestic passenger ships which is updated from time to time as new information is received, and is progressing through the normal government scrutiny process.</p><p> </p><p>A draft of the impact assessment (IA) was published during a public consultation which ran from 6 November 2018 to 29 January 2019. Consultees were invited to comment on the validity of the analysis in the IA and encouraged to provide information that would help to strengthen this. A further consultation focussing on the policy and legislation was carried out between 29 May and 10 July 2019. No specific discussion took place between the Department and regional tourism bodies, but the consultation was open to comments from them. The IA was amended to take account of any relevant comments received. A drop-in session was held for Honourable Members to raise any concerns in May 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:09:51.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:09:51.213Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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4389
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142272
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Passenger Ships: Safety 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 discussions he has had with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on enabling older Category V passenger boats to improve their safety provisions without them being forced out of business as a result of the MCA’s proposals for older passenger boats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282538 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>As Minister responsible for shipping matters on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport, I have regular discussion with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) about its work.</p><p> </p><p>Following the first consultation on these proposals (6 November 2018 to 29 January 2019) the MCA revised the proposals in the light of feedback received, particularly from owners and operators, to reduce the economic impact, where possible, without compromising the objective of enhanced safety. A further consultation was carried out between 29 May and 10 July 2019. A drop-in session was also held for Honourable Members to raise any concerns in May 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:16:26.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:16:26.783Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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4389
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142290
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Passenger Ships: Safety 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the relationship between the operators of older passenger boats and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; and what steps could be taken to improve that relationship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282551 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>As Minister responsible for shipping matters, I am aware that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has a generally good relationship with operators of older passenger boats.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA stakeholder group for the sector, the Domestic Passenger Safety Steering Group (DPSSG), meets annually, and the MCA’s proposals related to older passenger boats have been discussed by the DPSSG.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the MCA has hosted five workshops with stakeholders, three in 2016, one in November 2018 and another in March 2019, on the proposals for revising older passenger vessel standards, as well as carrying out two public consultations.</p><p> </p><p>MCA officials also regularly engage with individual operators on an ad hoc basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:52:14.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:52:14.48Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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4389
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142271
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading River Thames: Passenger Ships 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 discussions he has with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the loss of competition and choice on the River Thames as a result of that agency's proposals for older passenger boats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282537 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>As Minister responsible for shipping matters, I have regular discussions with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) about its work.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA developed an impact assessment on its proposals for older domestic passenger ships which has been updated as new information is received, in particular from the public consultations. The MCA has been in contact with the Competition and Markets Authority to discuss the proposals and has included a Competition Impact Assessment element within the main impact assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The proposal is progressing through the normal regulatory scrutiny process.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:55:31.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:55:31.393Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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4389
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142280
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading River Thames: Passenger Ships more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to meet to Mayor of London to discuss the effect of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s plans for older passenger boats on the (a) jobs and (b) livelihoods of people working (i) on the River Thames, (ii) in London tourism and (iii) in Thames’ night economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282544 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Ministers have regular meetings with the Mayor of London and the Minister for London to discuss a range of matters.</p><p> </p><p>I also responded to a letter of 30 April 2019 from the Mayor and a London Assembly Member who enquired about the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) proposals, providing contact details of officials in the MCA should they require further information.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA consulted upon an impact assessment during a public consultation which ran from 6 November 2018 to 29 January 2019, and again on policy and legislation from 29 May to 10 July 2019. Consultees were invited to comment on the validity of the analysis in the impact assessment and encouraged to provide information that would help to strengthen this. The impact assessment has been updated to reflect the range of further information provided through consultee feedback.</p><p>Ministers have regular meetings with the Mayor of London and the Minister for London to discuss a range of matters.</p><p> </p><p>I also responded to a letter of 30 April 2019 from the Mayor and a London Assembly Member who enquired about the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) proposals, providing contact details of officials in the MCA should they require further information.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA consulted upon an impact assessment during a public consultation which ran from 6 November 2018 to 29 January 2019, and again on policy and legislation from 29 May to 10 July 2019. Consultees were invited to comment on the validity of the analysis in the impact assessment and encouraged to provide information that would help to strengthen this. The impact assessment has been updated to reflect the range of further information provided through consultee feedback.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:47:35.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:47:35.287Z
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4460
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4389
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142341
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Railway Stations: Access 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2019 to Question 280293, if he will publish a list of the stations that were upgraded to step-free access in control periods one to five in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England; and what the cost was of each of those upgrades. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 282576 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Stations have been upgraded by a variety of organisations, and the department does not hold this information.</p><p>However, the Rail Delivery Group has created an interactive Access Map which has accessibility information including step-free access on all stations across Britain. The map can be found on the national rail website <a href="http://accessmap.nationalrail.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://accessmap.nationalrail.co.uk/</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:41:13.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:41:13.217Z
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4460
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4470
star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1142077
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Invalid Vehicles 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 steps he is taking to improve pavements and crossings for people who use mobility scooters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 282291 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport provides guidance to local authorities and others on the accessibility of the public realm via a comprehensive guidance note entitled “Inclusive Mobility”, which is available on gov.uk . This includes advice on meeting the needs of people who use mobility scooters. The Department is in the process of updating the guidance, and has research underway to inform this. The research is due to conclude by the end of this year, and the updates to the guidance will follow at a later date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T16:35:52.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T16:35:52.637Z
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4460
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1142276
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Passenger Ships: Safety 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 plans he has to meet with the Passenger Boat Association to discuss the effect on jobs and vessels of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s plans for older passenger boats; and if will he make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282542 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has had ongoing dialogue with the Passenger Boat Association (PBA) throughout the development of the proposals for older passenger boats.</p><p> </p><p>The PBA is a member of the MCA’s stakeholder group for the sector, the Domestic Passenger Safety Steering Group (DPSSG), which meets annually. The MCA’s plans for older passenger vessels have been discussed at the DPSSG on several occasions.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, MCA policy officials have held dedicated stakeholder meetings on the proposals for older passenger boats, at all of which the PBA have been represented. Three of these meetings were in 2016, one in November 2018 and another in March 2019. The MCA also met with a representative of the PBA, and another organization, in a small informal meeting on 15 May 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The MCA has carried out two public consultations on the matter, and the PBA responded to both.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:44.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:44.233Z
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4389
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
1142274
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Passenger Ships: Safety 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 the status is of the Equivalence Rules contained within the 1992 Construction and Use Regulations which allow older passenger boats in the UK to continue to operate for their entire working lives while improving on board safety provisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 282540 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction and Survey) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/2358) and the Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/2360) are no longer extant.</p><p> </p><p>The applicable legislation for domestic passenger ships is:</p><p> </p><ol><li><p>The Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1998 (as amended) (SI 1998 No. 2515) (exemption provision Regulation 4);</p></li><li><p>The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III To VI(A)) Regulations 1999 (as amended) (SI 1999 No. 2723) (exemption provision Regulation 4); and</p></li><li><p>The Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection: Small Ships) Regulations 1998 (as amended) (SI 1998 No. 1011) (exemption provision Regulation 47).</p></li></ol><p> </p><p>While the equivalence provisions in those regulations are open-ended it is normal to review regulatory provisions from time to time to ensure they remain fit for purpose and where necessary make changes. There are no merchant shipping regulations which purport to guarantee that the same standards will apply in perpetuity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:58:22.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:58:22.853Z
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4460
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4389
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this