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1111235
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 241018, what (a) criteria and (b) timeframes in the Northern franchise agreement his Department is using to assess Arriva Rail North’s progress in ensuring that all Pacer trains will be retired by the end of 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
tabling member printed
Andy McDonald more like this
uin 243463 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The Department continues to monitor the delivery of new trains across the network. Those new trains delivered to the Northern franchise, together with fully-refurbished cascaded vehicles, will allow the withdrawal of Pacer units.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T13:23:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:23:49.09Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4269
label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1132075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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 Abellio Greater Anglia: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent (a) discussions and (b) meetings his Department has held with Abellio on adjustments to the Central London Employment Mechanism provision within the Greater Anglia rail franchise; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
tabling member printed
Andy McDonald more like this
uin 264419 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answer text <p>Ongoing discussions between the Department and franchisees on the operation of the franchise agreement is vital for ensuring that the contract is effectively managed. Abellio and Greater Anglia have made representation to Ministers and officials in relation to the Central London Employment mechanism. The terms of the Franchise Agreement have been applied.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-06-21T09:23:06.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T09:23:06.877Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4269
label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1111248
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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 Abellio Group more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the competitiveness of rail services in the Midlands of Abellio operating services in the West Midlands and throughout the East Midlands. more like this
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
tabling member printed
Andy McDonald more like this
uin 243471 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>Issues relating to market competition arising from any franchise award are a matter for the winning bidder and the Competition and Markets Authority.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T16:53:36.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:53:36.847Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4269
label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1111249
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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 Abellio Group more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency planning his Department has undertaken in the event of change in ownership of Abellio Transport Holdings Limited. more like this
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
tabling member printed
Andy McDonald more like this
uin 243472 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The Franchise Agreement contains change of control provisions. Any potential change in ownership of a transport group holding a franchise would be assessed at the time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T16:55:32.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:55:32.403Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4269
label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1124328
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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 Abellio Group and Arriva more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 April 2019 to Question 243472 on Abellio Group, what assurances his Department has received from owning groups (a) Abellio and (b) Arriva that any sale of their UK government rail contracts will ensure future owners have the capacity to honour all commitments including parent company guarantees and performance bonds. more like this
tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
tabling member printed
Andy McDonald more like this
uin 250026 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The ‘Change of Control’ provisions in the Franchise Agreement give the Secretary of State unlimited right to reject any sale of a franchise such as those owned by Abellio and Arriva. In deciding whether to approve such a sale, the Secretary of State would consider the arrangements in place for securing the same or improved parent company guarantees and performance bond arrangements as currently exist. This consideration would include the financial standing of the new owning group and other elements of their capacity to honour existing commitments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T15:04:19.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:04:19.137Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4269
label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1005770
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 Bexleyheath Railway Line more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help improve reliability of rail services on the Bexleyheath line in advance of the new franchise agreement being agreed for services on that line. more like this
tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Evennett more like this
uin 190370 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The franchise agreements between the Department and train operators include key performance benchmarks. The Department monitors each train operator against these levels, and this includes regular meetings with its senior management where performance figures are scrutinised and challenged. There are a range of enforcement mechanisms available to the Department in the event of non-compliance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-20T16:09:26.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:09:26.87Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
1198
label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1061028
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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 Bexleyheath Railway Line more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the of the potential effect on the journey time of train services between Victoria and Dartford of those services stopping Clapham High Street station. more like this
tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Hoey more like this
uin 221562 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>The Department estimates that each additional stop at Clapham High Street would typically add 3-4 mins journey time to services between Victoria and Dartford.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-19T13:46:30.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T13:46:30.89Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
210
label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
1061029
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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 Bexleyheath Railway Line more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken modelling of the effect on train services to and from London Victoria station that pass through Clapham High Street station of stopping at that station to determine whether or not to make changes to those services. more like this
tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Hoey more like this
uin 221563 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
answer text <p>The Department did not complete modelling of stops at Clapham High Street but the Department estimates that each stop would add 3-4 minutes journey time. The Department also determined that the length of platforms at Clapham High Street would be too short for existing South Eastern services to stop at.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-22T14:29:05.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T14:29:05.047Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
210
label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
1059772
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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 Bexleyheath Railway Line: Landslips more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what explanation he has received from Network Rail for the recent landslip on the Bexleyheath railway line; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) works are completed quickly and (b) disruption to passengers is minimised. more like this
tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Evennett more like this
uin 220109 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>Network Rail have advised the Department about the extent and causes of the landslip on the Bexley Heath railway line which took place on Monday 11 February. Network Rail have reinstated services along this line and are also carrying out geotechnical surveys to understand why the landslip occurred. To help prevent further landslips in this area, Network Rail have installed remote sensors and cameras which send regular information (including pictures and videos) about the condition of the cutting. Network Rail plan to carry out more intensive remediation work at this site in Control Period 6 (from 2019/20).</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T16:30:00.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T16:30:00.333Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
1198
label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1127775
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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 Blue Badge Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February to Question 218834, what progress has been made in revising the statutory regulations on the Blue Badge scheme; and what the timetable is for publishing the associated guidance. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 257058 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>On 30th April, the Department for Transport laid The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019 No. 891). The changes being introduced under the expanded Blue Badge eligibility criteria for non-physical disabilities will come into force on 30th August 2019. <br> <br> The Department for Transport is currently finalising the guidance necessary for local authorities to assess the new types of applications, which it plans to publish shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T11:19:44.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T11:19:44.403Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this