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1144635
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 Public Transport: Disability 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 plans he has to make public transport more inclusive and accessible for disabled children and their families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 286737 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring disabled people of all ages have the same access to transport and opportunities to travel as everyone else.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2018 the Department published the Inclusive Transport Strategy. Its ambition is to create a transport system that provides equal access for disabled people by 2030, and to enable disabled people to travel confidently, easily and without extra cost.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2019, the Department reported to Parliament on the progress it had made in delivering the many commitments set out in the Strategy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:51:02.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:51:02.013Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1136539
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Railway Stations: Access 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, if he will publish the (a) list of stations nominated for the latest round of Access for all funding and (b) final weighted score of all stations in consecutive order after being assessed against the criteria (i) nationally, (ii) regionally and (iii) by franchise in the Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 272829 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Mark’s Tey Station, in the Witham constituency, was one of 320 nominations received for the latest round of Access for All funding. It was not selected as there were other stations nominated in the region which had either third party match funding or higher footfall. A list of all 320 nominations will be placed in the Library of the House.</p><p>Stations were not given a weighted score but were assessed against a range of criteria including annual footfall, the incidence of disability in the area, the availability of third party funding for the project, and the priorities of the rail industry itself. We also took into account local factors such as proximity to a hospital. Stations were also chosen to ensure a fair geographical spread of projects across the country.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T12:16:42.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T12:16:42.517Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1139866
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Bus Services: Railways 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 steps his Department is taking to improve the integration and cooperation of bus and train services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 278508 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Decisions on how best to co-ordinate bus and rail services are best tackled locally. The needs of all public transport users must be taken into account when considering how to manage the different public transport networks. Changes at one station or location may benefit passengers there but may be a disadvantage to passengers further along the route.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently in the process of building the Bus Open Data Digital Service which will serve as a platform for bus operators to provide their route, timetable, location, and fares data. This data can then be used by application developers to build products and services to help passengers plan their journeys, including onward journeys from railway stations.</p><p> </p><p>The Williams Rail Review is looking at how strategic planning can be improved, including at the local level, so train services and stations can be integrated with local bus services and cycling routes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T15:05:04.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:05:04.957Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4139
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1139871
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Public Transport 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 steps his Department has taken to incentivise people to use public transport since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 278509 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Bus Services Act 2017 provides the tools local authorities need such as Enhanced Partnerships and Franchising to improve local bus services and increase passenger numbers. Our forthcoming Bus Open Data Digital Service will transform the experience for passengers by making it easier for them to work out the best options available.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to provide £150 million of funding to support the delivery of smart and integrated ticketing across local transport and rail services in the north. Transport for the North, working closely with my Department, is in the final stages of procuring a digital platform that would make data on fares available online.</p><p>The Government has introduced a requirement for new franchises to introduce ‘one-click’ automated Delay Repay compensation, to make it easier for passengers to claim compensation when they have suffered delays.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also rolled out smart ticketing on rail - smart tickets are now accepted at rail stations across almost all of the network, with all franchised operators offering smart cards and/or barcode ticketing.</p><p>We now want to ensure that across regional and urban commuter areas, smart ticketing can deliver the kind of pay-as-you-go structure that is used in London and make journeys easier.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T15:10:32.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:10:32.043Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4139
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1138873
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments 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, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2019 to Question 223798 on International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, what progress his Department has made on compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention in order to accede to the Convention in Autumn 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 277151 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Good progress is being made on the development of UK regulations in order to accede to the Ballast Water Management Convention. This work was rescheduled in order to ensure that the legislation reflects the newest amendments to the Convention which were accepted by the International Maritime Organization in April 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to completing the regulations and acceding to the Convention in 2020.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-07-18T16:12:26.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:12:26.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
1132960
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Public Transport: Rural Areas 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 steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of public transport in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266251 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of public transport in rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>All local authorities in England have powers to subsidise socially necessary bus services. The Department provides £43 million per year to local authorities to support this.</p><p> </p><p>The Bus Services Act 2017 provides tools for local authorities to work more effectively with bus operators to improve bus services.</p><p> </p><p>A number of projects from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund will provide new community transport links to support people at most risk of isolation.</p><p>On rail, the Department’s Community Rail Development Strategy, published in Nov 2018, looks for ways to make it easier for the rail industry and local community rail partnerships to improve services and stations on local branch lines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T13:23:50.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:23:50.097Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1142950
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 Bus Services: Guide Dogs 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, when he plans to publish his Department's its guidance for bus operators on the quality of training in relation to the EU Bus and Coach Regulations 2013 on making bus transport more accessible to guide-dog owners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 284450 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to publishing best practice guidance on the provision of high quality disability awareness training for bus and coach drivers, to support operators to ensure that every driver has the knowledge and skills to assist disabled passengers.</p><p> </p><p>We will publish the guidance later in the year and will work with the bus and coach industry to encourage its adoption.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T12:20:22.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:20:22.11Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1143088
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 Bus Services: Disability 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, with reference to the Inclusive Transport Strategy, published in July 2018, what recent progress his Department has made on developing a monitoring and enforcement framework for mandatory bus driver disability awareness training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 284475 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport publishes annual bus statistics which include an assessment of the proportion of operators requiring relevant staff to undertake disability awareness training consistent with relevant legislation. The most recent release indicated that 98% of staff worked for bus operators that mandated this training. The Department continues to engage with industry and regulators to ensure a proportionate approach to enforcement is followed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T12:24:37.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T12:24:37.88Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1134261
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 Taxis: Assistance Animals 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 his Department is taking to ensure that people who depend on assistance dogs are not rejected by taxis and private hire vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 268366 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) provide vital services for disabled people, and it is unacceptable for drivers of these vehicles to refuse the carriage of passengers with assistance dogs.</p><p> </p><p>In February, the Government published its response to the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on taxis and PHV licensing, indicating its intention to introduce mandatory disability awareness training as part of National Minimum Standards that will enable everyone, including those travelling with assistance dogs, to reach their destination easily, confidently and at no additional cost.</p><p> </p><p>In the meanwhile, I would urge licensing authorities to use their existing licensing powers to ensure that all taxi and PHV drivers have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide every passenger with the assistance they require.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-07-01T13:28:53.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:28:53.483Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1144722
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 Public Transport 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 his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing financial penalties for transport companies that fail to provide assistance for passengers who require such assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 286853 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants disabled people to be able to travel easily, confidently and without additional cost, and expects transport operators to play their part in making this happen.</p><p> </p><p>Modal regulators play an important role in ensuring passengers receive the appropriate assistance, and we continue to consider measures to improve the experiences of passengers further. At present, however, we have no plans to apply financial penalties where they do not exist.</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for road and rail transport accessibility in Northern Ireland is devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:53:17.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:53:17.22Z
star this property answering member
4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this