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1143362
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 Shared Spaces: Visual Impairment 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 he is taking to ensure that town designs that remove navigation tools used by blind and partially-sighted people to navigate, including kerbs and controlled crossings are not rolled out during the Government's halt on dangerous shared-space schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin remove filter
star this property uin 284849 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The focus of the pause is on level-surface schemes in areas with relatively large amounts of pedestrian and vehicular movement, such as high streets and town centres (outside of pedestrian zones). Local authorities are responsible for the design of their streets. It is for them to ensure any pedestrian environment scheme, including a shared space, is inclusive and meets the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>If local authorities had already let contracts to build a scheme, or it was already under construction, because any changes to the design may be costly or impractical, to avoid additional financial burdens, the pause only applies to schemes that were at the design stage, where changes could be more easily made at the time that the pause was announced.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers meet regularly with groups representing disabled people, including those representing blind and partially sighted people, to discuss a wide range of inclusive and accessible transport issues. Officials in my Department also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders on many issues including shared space schemes, the opportunities they offer and the challenges they pose.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
284856 more like this
284920 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T11:28:14.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T11:28:14.35Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
1143363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
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 Shared Spaces: Visual Impairment 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 discussions he has had with organisations representing blind and partially-sighted people on the safety of shared space schemes for those people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Austin remove filter
star this property uin 284856 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The focus of the pause is on level-surface schemes in areas with relatively large amounts of pedestrian and vehicular movement, such as high streets and town centres (outside of pedestrian zones). Local authorities are responsible for the design of their streets. It is for them to ensure any pedestrian environment scheme, including a shared space, is inclusive and meets the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>If local authorities had already let contracts to build a scheme, or it was already under construction, because any changes to the design may be costly or impractical, to avoid additional financial burdens, the pause only applies to schemes that were at the design stage, where changes could be more easily made at the time that the pause was announced.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers meet regularly with groups representing disabled people, including those representing blind and partially sighted people, to discuss a wide range of inclusive and accessible transport issues. Officials in my Department also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders on many issues including shared space schemes, the opportunities they offer and the challenges they pose.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
284849 more like this
284920 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T11:28:14.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T11:28:14.4Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
1143949
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
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 Shared Spaces: Visual Impairment 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 he is taking to ensure that the halt to shared space schemes remains in force until new designs are considered to be safe by blind and partially-sighted people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Austin remove filter
star this property uin 284920 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The focus of the pause is on level-surface schemes in areas with relatively large amounts of pedestrian and vehicular movement, such as high streets and town centres (outside of pedestrian zones). Local authorities are responsible for the design of their streets. It is for them to ensure any pedestrian environment scheme, including a shared space, is inclusive and meets the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>If local authorities had already let contracts to build a scheme, or it was already under construction, because any changes to the design may be costly or impractical, to avoid additional financial burdens, the pause only applies to schemes that were at the design stage, where changes could be more easily made at the time that the pause was announced.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers meet regularly with groups representing disabled people, including those representing blind and partially sighted people, to discuss a wide range of inclusive and accessible transport issues. Officials in my Department also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders on many issues including shared space schemes, the opportunities they offer and the challenges they pose.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
284849 more like this
284856 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T11:28:14.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T11:28:14.447Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
1140885
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Shared Spaces 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 discussions he has had with (a) the Royal National Institute of Blind People and (b) other NGOs on shared space schemes since his Department's announcement in July 2018 of a halt in the development of those schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin remove filter
star this property uin 280186 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>Ministers meet regularly with groups representing disabled people, including those representing blind and partially sighted people, to discuss a wide range of inclusive and accessible transport issues. Officials in my Department also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders on many issues including shared space schemes, the opportunities they offer and the challenges they pose.</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 2019-08-05T14:39:56.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T14:39:56.59Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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131261
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
star this property answering member 4116
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1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this