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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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: Franchises 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, if any, to amend the rail franchise bidding process and franchise specification to require bidders for a franchise to assess the scope for utilising unused capacity at certain times of day on passenger services for the carriage of lower volume and higher value freight. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
answer text <p>The Government is committed to transporting more goods by rail and we support the carriage of goods on passenger trains. Our Rail Freight Strategy, published in September 2016, identified the opportunity for the use of space on passenger rail services to transport goods.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport’s freight and franchising teams are working closely to ensure that current and future freight flows are properly considered as part of the franchise design process. We encourage passenger operators to explore innovative ways to exploit the carriage of goods on passenger services, and would be supportive of proposals to do so in the bidding process.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T11:52:22.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T11:52:22.397Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this