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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
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
star this property hansard heading Railways: Freight remove filter
unstar 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 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar 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 more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1137876
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Railways: Freight remove filter
unstar 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 steps his Department is taking to increase rail freight capacity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275143 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>In Control Period 5 (2014-2019), Government made available £235m through the Strategic Freight Network fund, investing in projects to support rail freight growth. This includes a £60m contribution to a project to increase the number of trains able to serve the Port of Felixstowe, the largest container port in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>There is funding available in Control Period 6 (2019-2024) for continued improvements to the rail network. Government is working with Network Rail and the freight industry to develop options for investment over the next five years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:53:38.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:53:38.423Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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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
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
star this property hansard heading Railways: Freight remove filter
unstar 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 the rail freight capacity for the economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261135 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Rail freight offers benefits for the environment, helps reduce road congestion and is extremely important to UK businesses. Industry estimates that rail freight delivers economic benefits, including, cost savings to industry, environmental benefits and road congestion relief of around £1.7 billion per year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a Rail Freight Strategy to provide a stable policy framework to enable rail freight to grow and achieve its potential. The Government is committed to working with the rail freight industry to support its continued success. The Strategy can be found at <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/552492/rail-freight-strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/552492/rail-freight-strategy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>To support future growth of the rail freight industry the Secretary of State also confirmed that Government intends to continue investment in improving the rail freight network in Control Period 6 (2019-2024) as part of the regulatory funding settlement.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is working with Network Rail and the freight industry to identify options for future funding, including capacity improvements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:41:18.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:41:18.673Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this