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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
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 Shipping: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 recent steps he has taken to reduce emissions of (a) sulphur dioxide, (b) nitrogen oxides and (c) particulate matter in the shipping industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259052 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government has taken a leading role at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to both secure improvements in UK air quality, and to ensure that the IMO’s global requirements for marine fuel enter into force later this year.</p><p> </p><p>On 1 January 2020 the IMO’s global 0.5% limit on sulphur in marine fuel will enter into force, the UK has played a significant role in both supporting this limit, and working with industry to develop guidance to ensure it enters into force effectively.</p><p> </p><p>On 1 Jan 2021, following work undertaken at IMO by the UK and neighbouring states, the North Sea and English Channel will become a Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions Control Area, applying the highest levels of NOx controls available under international maritime law.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also active at the IMO in an ongoing work programme to quantify and ultimately regulate emissions of black carbon (a major constituent of particulate matter) from international shipping.</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 2019-06-11T13:34:47.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:34:47.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly remove filter
1134806
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
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 Bus Services: Franchises 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 recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of local authorities franchising of bus services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 269657 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Bus Services Act 2017 introduced new bus franchising powers for local authorities as well as providing other tools such as Enhanced Partnerships to improve bus services.</p><p> </p><p>Officials have met with a number of interested local authorities to help them understand the opportunities in the Act to improve bus services in their area. It is up to individual local authorities to decide what powers in the act to use and the Department has published guidance and continues to provide advice when requested to those that are taking plans forward.</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 2019-07-01T11:47:46.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T11:47:46.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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1436
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1132064
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Shipping: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 steps he is taking to ensure that the wellbeing of a ship's crew is linked to ship safety and included in international regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 264350 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), which the UK ratified in 2013, provides a global framework for decent living and working conditions for seafarers. The MLC has been amended three times since then to provide measures</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>For financial support for seafarers abandoned by shipowners;</p></li><li><p>To protect seafarers against bullying and harassment; and</p></li><li><p>To ensure that employment protection remains in place throughout the period of captivity for seafarers held captive in cases of piracy or armed robbery.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>The UK continues to take an active role in the international Committee which keeps the MLC under review and will support practical measures to improve the wellbeing of seafarers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is expecting to publish new guidance for shipowners and for seafarers on wellbeing issues later this year.</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 2019-06-18T11:04:54.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T11:04:54.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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1436
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1128878
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
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 Bus Services: Staffordshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing government support to subsidise bus services in Staffordshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259033 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>£250m of Bus Services Operators Grant (BSOG) payments have been made to bus companies and local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Bus operators in Staffordshire were paid a total of £1,016,186 BSOG in 2018-19 to help meet some of their fuel costs in running local bus services.</p><p> </p><p>Staffordshire County Council received a total of £174,967 in BSOG during 2018-19 to support subsidised local bus services.</p><p> </p><p>BSOG spend figures are published on Gov.uk and can be found via this link <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/bus-services-grants-and-funding#bsog-spend" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/bus-services-grants-and-funding#bsog-spend</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government will consider whether to make any changes to BSOG as part of the forthcoming spending review.</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 2019-06-06T09:56:01.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T09:56:01.597Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly remove filter