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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 Bus Services: Concessions 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 how they intend to meet the £652 million funding gap, identified by analysis from the Local Government Association published on 9 February, required to cover the total costs of the National Concessionary Travel Scheme for bus passengers. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL15189 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answer text <p>Funding for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) is provided to local authorities through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG’s) revenue support grant. This funding is not ringfenced, which enables local authorities to make spending decisions that more closely match local needs and circumstances. It is misleading to talk about the grant in isolation when local authorities have access to council tax, business rates and other local income to deliver their local services.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-18T10:27:52.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T10:27:52.74Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1105827
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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 Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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 measures Highways England have put in place to monitor the performance of highways maintenance contractors; and whether financial penalties are imposed when contractors fail to meet the specified standards. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14913 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answer text <p>Highways England ensures that its supply chain is selected, incentivised and performs in line with its key performance indicators. Supplier performance is measured on a monthly cycle through the Collaborative Performance Framework process. This scores suppliers on a scale of 0 – 10; the metrics are updated annually.</p><p> </p><p>The contractual arrangements for firms working on the strategic road network provide for both financial reward and penalty depending on performance against the agreed cost of work undertaken. There is also a process of redress for poor quality, including non-compliance with contract, standards or statutory obligation. This ranges from contractors having to bear the cost of correcting defective work through to contract termination.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-10T11:43:22.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:43:22.067Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1105364
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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 M20: Road Traffic Control 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 (1) toilet and washing facilities, (2) catering facilities, and (3) water supplies, are provided at (a) Manston Airport and (b) on the M20, as part of Operation Brock. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14827 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
answer text <p>If Manston Airport is used as a goods vehicle holding facility under Operation Brock in the event of disruption to cross channel services, hauliers will have access to toilet, washing and catering facilities on site and they will also be provided with water.</p><p> </p><p>Any decision as to whether welfare for hauliers is required on the M20 will be taken on the day on the basis of the latest intelligence. Welfare is the responsibility of Kent County Council.</p><p> </p><p>Welfare provision for private motorists will be triggered if Operation Brock is activated once traffic has been queuing for at least 4 hours and the welfare of individuals is assessed to be at risk. Plans have been designed to highlight to the travelling public the locations where welfare provision can be sought away from the Highway such as large supermarkets or fuel stations close to major junctions. If necessary, this may include the supply of water, sanitation and blankets.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-04T11:35:44.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T11:35:44.947Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1091626
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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 Channel Ferries 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 the contracts they signed with ferry operators for the provision of services in the event of a no-deal Brexit specified the date of Brexit as 29 March; whether those contracts would have to be renegotiated if Brexit is delayed; and if so, what estimate they have made of the potential cost of any such renegotiation. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14670 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
answer text <p>The contracts do not specify the date of Brexit, but services will commence on 29 March. If there is a delay to Brexit, it will be for the parties to consider the nature of the delay, and whether to agree modifications in the light of changed circumstances.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-28T15:07:07.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T15:07:07.593Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1091627
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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: Working Hours 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 plans they have to tighten the regulations governing driving hours and rest periods for bus drivers on local routes to bring them into line with the regulations for long-distance bus drivers. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14671 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>The Government has no current plans to change the GB domestic drivers’ hours legislation applicable to drivers of local bus services. The existing legislation is both important and appropriate in ensuring the safety of drivers and others on the road. However, any further restrictions could risk imposing unreasonable burdens on industry, particularly as fatal accidents involving bus or coaches have been falling over time, from 120 in 2007 to 55 in 2017. It is worth noting that reported involvement in a fatal accident does not necessarily indicate fault or causation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T13:51:54.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T13:51:54.463Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1088880
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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 Railways: Electrification 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 they intend to review their policy on rail electrification as a result of the report by the Railway Industry Association RIA Electrification Cost Challenge, published in March, which highlighted that electrification can be delivered at up to half the cost of previous projects. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14585 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The Government’s policy remains that rail investment decisions will be based on assessments of value for money and passenger benefits. The Government has stated that all rail enhancements will be led by the needs they are fulfilling, rather than the methods of fulfilment. We are committed to electrification where it delivers benefits for passengers and value for money – and since 2010 we have delivered 25 times more route miles of electrification than was delivered between 1997 and 2010 - while also focusing on exploitation of new technology, such as bi-mode, hydrogen and battery technology trains. We welcome any proposals on how electrification projects can be delivered more efficiently.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T14:43:08.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T14:43:08.137Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1088881
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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 Motor Vehicles: Insurance 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 measures they are taking to raise public awareness that (1) drivers travelling in the EU after 29 March may need to obtain a Green Card from their insurers before departure, and (2) those using trailers may need to ask the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency whether they need to register their trailer, and ask their insurers whether they need to obtain a separate Green Card for that trailer. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14586 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answer text <p>The Government has provided guidance to motorists travelling in the EU after 29 March through various channels.</p><p> </p><p>The technical notice ‘Vehicle Insurance if there’s no Brexit Deal’ was published in September 2018. It outlines that, in the event of ‘no deal’ and the European Commission not taking a decision to allow the UK to remain in the Green Card-free area, drivers of UK registered vehicles will need to carry a motor insurance Green Card when driving in the EU and EEA. The guidance also encourages UK registered drivers towing a trailer to contact their insurer to obtain two Green Cards, one for their trailer and one for their towing vehicle.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance has also been published on trailer registration. UK motorists must register commercial trailers weighing over 750kg and non-commercial trailers weighing over 3,500kg before they can travel to or through most EU and EEA countries. UK motorists can also voluntarily register non-commercial trailers that weigh over 750kg. The Government issued new communications in February 2019, which echoed the guidance in the technical notice. The campaign is live with radio, digital ads and social media directing citizens to gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work constructively with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, the Association of British Insurers and the rest of the insurance industry to ensure motorists are aware of these messages and are prepared for a ‘no deal’ scenario.</p><p> </p><p>On motor insurance, our intention is to remain part of the Green Card-free circulation area as the UK will continue to meet all of the requirements when we leave the EU. This would allow UK drivers to continue to be able to drive in EU Member States without the need for a Green Card. We continue to urge the Commission to issue a decision on the UK’s membership in the Green Card-free circulation zone.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-27T16:18:36.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T16:18:36.897Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1083422
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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 Bicycles: Hire Services 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 they intend to regulate bike hire schemes; and if so, what steps they have taken to do so. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14305 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answer text <p>Local authorities already have powers to deal with hire bikes if they are causing an obstruction or nuisance. The Department for Transport has been working with local authorities and bike hire operators across the country on the potential issues raised by the development of bike hire schemes.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-13T16:15:32.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:15:32.59Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1083423
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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: Internet 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 effectiveness of the new online system to process Blue Badge applications introduced on 14 January. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14306 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
answer text <p>The effectiveness of the new Blue Badge Digital Service is being monitored through user feedback from the public and local authorities. Since 5 February when the service went live in its entirety, we have received over 9,000 comments.</p><p> </p><p>This feedback supports the continuous improvement of the service to ensure it meets the needs of users. This is in line with the agile approach to delivery and Government Digital Service standards.</p><p> </p><p>We are also publicly displaying the performance of the new service via the GOV.UK Performance Platform: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/performance/blue-badge-digital" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/performance/blue-badge-digital</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-13T15:43:39.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:43:39.47Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1079488
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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 Heathrow Airport: Electric Vehicles 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 they have had any discussions with Heathrow Airport about the amount they charge customers for use of their electric vehicle charging points; and what assessment they have made of the application of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 to the airport to limit such costs and to ensure that their charging points are maintained in a usable condition. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson remove filter
uin HL14149 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answer text <p>We have regular conversations with Heathrow about how it can improve the sustainability of the airport, including its support for electric vehicles, but have not discussed its chargepoint pricing model.</p><p> </p><p>Pricing is a matter for chargepoint network operators, but we are clear that we do not want to see prohibitive pricing of public chargepoints become a barrier to the uptake of electric vehicles. We want to see a self-sustaining electric vehicle chargepoint network that is affordable, reliable and accessible and will continue to monitor this as the market develops.</p><p> </p><p>The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act provides the Government with powers to require the installation of chargepoints at large fuel retailers and motorway services areas, if needed, and to set chargepoint maintenance and reliability standards. We will consider intervening using these powers if the market fails to deliver improvements.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T13:09:46.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T13:09:46.443Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this