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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burundi: Genocide more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Human Rights Council Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, published in September, suggesting that Burundi is at risk of a genocide; what assessment they have made of whether the risk factors as outlined in that Report match the criteria identified by the Genocide Prevention Committee as predictors of genocide; and what steps they are taking, with international partners, to prevent such an outcome. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17785 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We remain extremely concerned by the ongoing political challenges and human rights situation in Burundi, and its humanitarian consequences. An inclusive dialogue led by the region remains one of the only viable options to resolve the ongoing political crisis and we encourage the region to engage fully in this process. We repeatedly raise our concerns with the Government of Burundi and at the UN Human Rights Council and UN Security Council to keep the international spotlight focused on resolving the crisis. The UK wants genuine dialogue with Burundi once it has taken demonstrable steps to improve human rights, and to make progress towards stability.</p><p>We are concerned by the findings of the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi that Burundi is at risk of atrocities. We continue to look to the UN and in particular the Commission of Inquiry, to assess whether the criteria as stipulated in the 1948 Convention on the prevention and Punishment of Genocide is at risk of being met. The UK International Ambassador for Human Rights, in her statement at the 42nd UN Human Rights Council on 17 September, welcomed the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and urged the Government of Burundi to fulfil its obligation to protect human rights and to hold perpetrators to account.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T13:08:28.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T13:08:28.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1146291
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Information more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when Freedom of Information Request 0510–19 to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was submitted; what has caused the delay in responding to it; and whether the new deadline of 16 September was met. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17786 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>​We acknowledged receipt of this request on 28 May 2019, but due to the amount of information to review that could have been in scope for release we have extended the deadline on four occasions. Four letters explaining our need to extend the deadline have been sent. We have now reviewed all the information and are working to meet the 14 October deadline.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T13:08:53.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T13:08:53.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1146292
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Heart Diseases: Surgery more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many heart operations they estimate will be cancelled by the NHS in the event of a no-deal Brexit due to a lack of availability of bio-aortic root replacement imports from Italy. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL17787 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for leaving the European Union. We want to reassure patients that our plans should ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products once we have left the EU. This includes the supply of bio-aortic root replacement devices.</p><p>The Department, as part of our EU exit preparations, is implementing a multi-layered approach to mitigate potential disruption to supply, which consists of stockpiling where possible, securing freight capacity, changing or clarifying regulatory requirements, procuring additional warehousing, working closely with industry to improve trader readiness and putting in place the National Supply Disruption Response to manage potential shortages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17788 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:43:55.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:43:55.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1146293
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Heart Diseases: Surgery more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what alternative bio-aortic root replacement supply lines have been developed in the event of a no-deal Brexit interrupting imports from Italy. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL17788 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for leaving the European Union. We want to reassure patients that our plans should ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products once we have left the EU. This includes the supply of bio-aortic root replacement devices.</p><p>The Department, as part of our EU exit preparations, is implementing a multi-layered approach to mitigate potential disruption to supply, which consists of stockpiling where possible, securing freight capacity, changing or clarifying regulatory requirements, procuring additional warehousing, working closely with industry to improve trader readiness and putting in place the National Supply Disruption Response to manage potential shortages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17787 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:43:55.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:43:55.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1146294
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Diabetes more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to guarantee a continuous supply of insulin for those with type 1 diabetes in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL17789 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for leaving the European Union. We want to reassure patients that our plans should ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products, including insulin, once we have left the EU.</p><p>The Department, as part of our EU exit preparations, is implementing a multi-layered approach to mitigate potential disruption to supply, which consists of stockpiling where possible, securing freight capacity, changing or clarifying regulatory requirements, procuring additional warehousing, working closely with industry to improve trader readiness and putting in place the National Supply Disruption Response to manage potential shortages.</p><p>As an example of the preparations being taken by industry to prepare for EU exit, all three suppliers of insulin have publicly stated that they have significantly increased their United Kingdom stockpiles, and have met the Government’s request that they hold at least six weeks’ worth of extra stock in addition to their usual operational stocks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:45:14.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:45:14.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1146295
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading M42 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their criteria for the introduction of Smart Motorways on (1) journey time reduction, (2) number of accidents, (3) reduction in emissions, and (4) compliance rate with indicated speed limits, have been achieved on the M42. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17790 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>In 2006, the M42 J3a-7 section was the first smart motorway in the UK to make use of the hard shoulder as an additional lane at peak times. It was comprehensively monitored and evaluated over its first 3 years of operation.</p><p> </p><p>The results of this evaluation were documented in published reports setting out the performance against all these criteria. As one year is not sufficient to conclusively evaluate safety performance, this was evaluated again after 3 years of operation.</p><p> </p><ol><li>Overall, journey times decreased between an average of 24% (northbound) and 9% (southbound). This equates to a statistically significant reduction in journey times of approximately 4 minutes (northbound) and 1 minute (southbound). <strong>1-year report.</strong></li><li>Overall there was a reduction in the number of personal injury accidents and the severity of accidents during the first 36 months of operation (from average 5.08 accidents per month to average 3.17 accidents per month).<strong> <strong>3-year report.</strong></strong></li><li>Most vehicle emissions reduced by between 4 and 10 percent. Fuel consumption also reduced by 4%.<strong><strong><strong><strong> <strong>1-year report.</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></li><li>Compliance to variable mandatory speed limits on the main carriageway at least 94% or better at 70mph, 60mph and 50mph and 84% or better at 40mph. Speed compliance on the hard shoulder was on average 97% or better at 50mph and 93% or better at 40 mph.<strong><strong><strong><strong><strong> <strong>1-year report</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></li></ol><p> </p><p>The success of this original pilot scheme on the M42 provided the foundation for the roll out of smart motorways.</p><p> </p><p>Smart motorways provide a more efficient way of increasing capacity on the roads than traditional widening and have successfully reduced congestion and improved journey time reliability.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T13:11:40.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T13:11:40.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
1146296
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trains operated by East Coast Main Line were reported as being “full and standing” over the weekend of 16–18 August; and when they expect to allocate enough rolling stock to their appointed train service operator to overcome overcrowding on the line. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17791 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>On Friday 16 August 2019, 12 trains operated by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) were reported as being full and standing. On Saturday 17 August, there was 1, and on Sunday 18 August, there were 6.</p><p> </p><p>It is worth noting that many passengers may have chosen to travel over this weekend as they could not travel over the weekend 24-26 August 2019, the August bank holiday, due to planned major engineering works that closed the East Coast Main Line out of London Kings Cross. Also, there was significant disruption to services the previous weekend, due to a national power supply failure on 9 August 2019, which may have resulted in customer deferring travel plans to the weekend of 16-18 August 2019.</p><p> </p><p>LNER is currently introducing its new Azuma intercity train fleet. This will be one of biggest fleet upgrades in a generation, marking a step change for passengers on the route, with the new trains bringing greater seating capacity, connectivity and enabling reduced journey times. As the new trains are rolled out in phases until mid-2020, capacity will increase across the route, helping to reduce crowding.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:14:41.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:14:41.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1146297
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Thameslink Railway Line: Power Failures more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take following the power surge on Thameslink Class 700 trains which caused delays to the Govia Thameslink Railway service; whether, during procurement of those trains, the question of power surges was mentioned in the specification of these trains; and if so, whether such problems were anticipated. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17792 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Following the loss of power on 9 August which affected the operation of Class 700 Thameslink and Class 717 Moorgate trains, Ministers and officials have held discussions with Siemens, the manufacturer of the trains, and Govia Thameslink Railway, the train operator. Investigations are being undertaken by both Siemens and Govia Thameslink Railway to understand why some trains did not restart and what needs to be done to ensure that trains restart in future. The investigations are considering, amongst other things, the Thameslink trains’ conformance with power supply compatibility standards that were specified in the procurement of the trains.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:12:56.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:12:56.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1146298
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading East Midlands Railway more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on greenhouse gas emissions of their decision that East Midlands Trains should order 165 new bi-mode vehicles to fulfil their franchise commitment as compared with an all-electric fleet using renewable energy. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17793 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Passengers expect high quality rail services and we are committed to electrification where it delivers passenger benefits and good value for money for taxpayers, but we will also take advantage of state of the art new technology to improve journeys.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the Department for Transport’s processes for appraising transport investments, an economic appraisal including the environmental impacts has been carried out using the DfT’s Transport Analysis Guidance, incorporating DEFRA guidance on transport related environmental impacts. Using this methodology, benefits from reduced greenhouse gas emissions are assessed over a 60 year appraisal period.</p><p> </p><p>We expect the new bi-mode trains to deliver an overall better environmental performance than the existing diesel trains on this route and so contribute to further improving this record.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:48:36.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:48:36.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2483
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1146299
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Trains: Exhaust Emissions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to cease ordering bi-mode rolling stock in order to contribute to the Railway Industry Task Force’s aim to secure an 80 to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2040; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL17794 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has set an ambitious, legally binding target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the UK by 2050. The rail industry must play its part in achieving this target.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with Network Rail to develop a costed decarbonisation network strategy which will inform decisions on the scale and pace of rail decarbonisation. This work will consider the full range of available technologies and identify which is most appropriate for each part of the rail network.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on rolling stock will be taken as part of this wider strategy, alongside decisions on infrastructure. Bi-mode trains are able to use the parts of the network that are currently electrified and have the flexibility to run in only electric mode in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:14:10.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:14:10.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this