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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 more like this
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
answer
answer
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 more like this
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
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 more like this
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
answer
answer
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 more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore 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
1125837
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Combined Authorities more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 May (HL Deb, col 1140), with regard to combined authorities in England with directly elected mayors (1) what powers those authorities have in common, (2) what powers are specific to individual combined authorities or to groups of combined authorities, (3) what are the dates of the next elections for each mayor, and (4) what was the turnout in each combined authority in the most recent election for each directly elected mayor. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Grocott more like this
uin HL15627 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>1) All eight mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) in England - Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and West Midlands- have the following functions in common:</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong> <em>Integrated transport functions</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Bus improvement powers including bus franchising</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Economic development and regeneration powers</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for transport functions</em></strong></li></ul><p> </p><p>They also all have a power of competence over areas where they have had functions conferred. In the case of Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and West of England this is the General Power of Competence that principal local authorities have.</p><p> </p><p>2) Each MCA has a different set of functions conferred on them, reflecting the bespoke nature of devolution deals as shown below:</p><ul><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a precept on council tax to fund mayoral powers </em></strong>- all MCAs except West of England.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to pay grant </em></strong>- all MCAs except Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to establish Mayoral Development Corporations </em></strong>- all MCAs, apart from Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for any combined authority function </em></strong>- all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Adult education functions -</em></strong>all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Homes England powers around regeneration </em></strong>- all MCAs except Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Tees Valley and Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a business rates supplement </em></strong>- Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough. Liverpool City Region, West of England and West Midlands.</li><li><strong> <em>Strategic planning powers </em></strong>- Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and West of England</li><li><strong> <em>Police &amp; Crime Commissioner functions -</em></strong> exclusive to Greater Manchester.</li><li><strong> <em>Fire &amp; Rescue Authority </em></strong>- exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Public health functions</em></strong> - exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Powers in relation to combined authority roads, as defined in legislation - </em></strong>exclusive to West Midlands.</li></ul><p> </p><p>3) The dates for the next mayoral election in each MCA are as follows:</p><p><strong>7 May 2020: </strong>Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands</p><p><strong>6 May 2021: </strong>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West of England</p><p><strong>5 May 2022: </strong>Sheffield City Region</p><p><strong>2 May 2024: </strong>North of Tyne</p><p> </p><p>4) The turnout for the inaugural mayoral election in each combined authority is as follows:</p><p><strong>4 May 2017:</strong></p><ul><li>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - a turnout of 33.57%</li><li>Greater Manchester - a turnout of 28.93%</li><li>Liverpool City Region - a turnout of 26.1%</li><li>Tees Valley - a turnout of 21.31%</li><li>West of England - a turnout of 29.72%</li><li>West Midlands - a turnout of 26.7%</li></ul><p><strong>3 May 2018</strong></p><ul><li>Sheffield City Region - a turnout of 25.82%</li></ul><p><strong>2 May 2019</strong></p><ul><li>North of Tyne - a turnout of 32.3%</li></ul>
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
276
label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1125852
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Labour Mobility more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of their announcement of 15 April on changes to the private rental sector on labour mobility. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL15642 more like this
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answer
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 is committed to modernising the private rented sector and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants.</p><p>Following the recent announcement to put an end to ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, we will shortly publish a consultation on the details of our package of reforms. We will use the consultation to test whether specific provisions for different types of housing, such as student accommodation are wanted or needed.</p><p>Landlords will still be able seek possession using existing grounds under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988, including the ground relating to accommodation tied to employment. These reforms will allow the flexibility for renters to move, including for work, if they wish. Tenants will still be able to choose to end the tenancy, as long as they provide requisite notice to the landlord, retaining the flexibility we know is important to some renters.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
grouped question UIN HL15643 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.287Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1125853
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Private Rented Housing more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their announcement of 15 April on changes to the private rental sector, whether it will still be possible for (1) universities, and (2) businesses, to procure short-term lets for people coming from abroad for a defined period; and if not, why not. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Patten more like this
uin HL15643 more like this
answer
answer
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 is committed to modernising the private rented sector and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants.</p><p>Following the recent announcement to put an end to ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, we will shortly publish a consultation on the details of our package of reforms. We will use the consultation to test whether specific provisions for different types of housing, such as student accommodation are wanted or needed.</p><p>Landlords will still be able seek possession using existing grounds under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988, including the ground relating to accommodation tied to employment. These reforms will allow the flexibility for renters to move, including for work, if they wish. Tenants will still be able to choose to end the tenancy, as long as they provide requisite notice to the landlord, retaining the flexibility we know is important to some renters.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
grouped question UIN HL15642 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.37Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
1137
label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1127008
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Israeli Settlements: Palestinians more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to assess any negative impact on Palestinians of the policies of business operating in, or with, Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
uin HL15769 more like this
answer
answer
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 routinely update our guidance to British businesses on the Overseas Business Risk website. We advise British businesses to bear in mind the British Government's view on the illegality of settlements under international law when considering their investments and activities in the region. It has long been our position that Israeli settlement activity is illegal and undermines the viability of two states for two peoples. Ultimately it is the decision of an individual or company whether to operate in settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, but the British Government neither encourages nor offers support to such activity.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:18:13.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:18:13.97Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1660
label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1128042
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Ross Thomson more like this
uin 910960 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union.</p><p>Northern Ireland benefits hugely from the Union and my steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN 910961 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
4599
label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1128043
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
tabling member printed
David T. C. Davies more like this
uin 910961 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union.</p><p>Northern Ireland benefits hugely from the Union and my steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
grouped question UIN 910960 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.24Z
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
1545
label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1128044
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text Whether she has plans to extend the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
uin 910962 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>As I have said on many occasions, I voted in support of same sex marriage in England and Wales and I hope that this can be extended to Northern Ireland in the future.</p><p> </p><p>However, marriage is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and an issue I want a restored Executive to resolve.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:10:53.393Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4110
label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
tabling member
114
label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this