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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Passenger Ships: Standards 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, further to the Marine and Coastguard Agency’s Consultation on the Proposed Revised Technical Requirements and Associated Impact Assessment Resulting from the Review of Standards for Older UK Passenger Ships, published on 6 November 2018, whether the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will publish updated proposals to regulate older UK passenger boats before 20 August taking into account responses already received; and whether any such proposals will include essential safety measures to improve human survival rates in the event of a major collision. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15949 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has adjusted the proposals in the light of responses to the first consultation and launched a second consultation on the revised proposals on 29 May 2019. The consultation can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/second-consultation-on-the-review-of-standards-for-older-passenger-ships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/second-consultation-on-the-review-of-standards-for-older-passenger-ships</a>. These proposals retain damage stability requirements for some vessels.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA believes that the enhancements to damage stability, life-saving appliance carriage requirements and pumping arrangements will improve the outcome in the event of an incident.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:33:53.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:33:53.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1128070
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Aviation: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 sufficiency of competition in the provision of air services from Scotland to London. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL15919 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 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate.</p><p> </p><p>Scotland is well-served by air services into London, with at least two airlines operating direct services from each of Scotland’s four largest airports into the London system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:34:13.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:34:13.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1128096
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 High Speed 2 Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the approximate quantity of steel rail required for the HS2 project. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL15945 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>As stated in the Working Draft Environmental Statement (p.136), the approximate total of steel required for the HS2 project is 1.94 million metric tonnes.</p><p> </p><p>The procurements for contracts that will involve the purchase of steel have not yet concluded so no contract awards have been made. However, HS2 Ltd has already engaged with thousands of British businesses, to aid them in winning work on HS2. So far 98% of contracts for HS2, awarded directly and through the supply chain, have been won by British companies, with many more opportunities to come in the future. HS2 Ltd has let around £10bn worth of contracts and by the end of next year that will be around £20bn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:39:11.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:39:11.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1128137
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Passenger Ships: Standards more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Marine and Coastguard Agency’s Consultation on the Proposed Revised Technical Requirements and Associated Impact Assessment Resulting from the Review of Standards for Older UK Passenger Ships, published on 6 November 2018, whether vessels brought into service before 1 January will be granted grandfather rights to be exempt from new regulations; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such vessels being exempt on their ability to continue in business. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15951 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>A vessel being brought into service as a passenger ship would be subject to different requirements depending on their area of operation, the construction material and whether it has previously held a UK passenger vessel certificate. For the majority of such vessels, the standards applied are not those which are under review. A limited number of vessels could be brought into service under these older Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>Any vessels subject to the standards that will be modified by the review will have a two-year phase in period for compliance from the in-force date of the new legislation. This applies equally well to existing vessels or those which are yet to be brought into service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:45:42.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:45:42.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1128141
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Skipton-Colne Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 23 May (HL15714), why they did not answer the final part of the question about who is carrying out further studies into the possible reinstatement and reopening of the Colne–Skipton railway line; whether they will now provide that answer; why the Written Answer mentioned Andrew Stephenson MP; and what is his role in the studies referred to. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL15955 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has asked the CH2MC consortium comprising Jacobs, CPC, GHD, Poise and Gardiner &amp; Theobald to provide technical advice and assurance on further feasibility work to assess the freight demand and commercial viability of this scheme. This advisory support was sourced from the current Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail (STAR) Framework.</p><p> </p><p>The response to HL15714 simply reflects the fact that the Member for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson MP, has made strong representations to Ministers about the proposal to reinstate the Colne-Skipton rail link. In response the Secretary of State for Transport has visited Colne twice in the last 16 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:22:30.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:22:30.577Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1128139
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railway Track: Iron and Steel more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that British Steel provides 97 per cent of the steel for railway tracks, what are the implications for Network Rail if British Steel ceases to trade. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL15953 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail’s priority is ensuring passengers have a safe, reliable railway while delivering value for money for taxpayers. They are responsible for maintaining contingency plans to deal with a wide range of situations that could impact the effective operation of the railway.</p><p>The Department has been working closely with Network Rail for a number of weeks to understand the impacts on them. Network Rail has strong plans in place to make sure that they are able to carry out all critical work on the railway.</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 2019-06-05T13:23:08.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:23:08.097Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1130231
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Aviation: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), whether they will now answer the question put. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to Stanstead, through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16093 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1130232
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Aviation: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16093 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1129553
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the findings of the 2019 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey, published by the Asphalt Industry Alliance in March, which reported that the roads repair backlog stands at over £9 billion, what steps they are taking to (1) resource councils to address this backlog, and (2) provide additional funding for road maintenance budgets as part of the forthcoming Spending Review. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL16038 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is providing over £6.6 billion of capital funding between 2015 and 2021 for local highways maintenance in England, outside of London. This includes funding of over £296 million through a dedicated Pothole Action Fund and £420 million for highways maintenance as announced in the Budget 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on additional funding for local highways maintenance will be considered as part of the Spending Review.</p><p> </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 2019-06-13T13:44:45.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:44:45.06Z
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4580
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1129555
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Bicycles: Hire Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give local authorities greater powers to control the establishment of bicycle hire schemes and to set standards on how such schemes should be run. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16040 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities already have powers to deal with hire bicycles if they are causing an obstruction or nuisance, and are also able to introduce local byelaws as appropriate. The Government will continue to monitor the impacts of bike hire schemes and to work with local authorities and scheme operators as appropriate on ways of addressing any problems that arise.</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 2019-06-13T13:53:07.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:53:07.71Z
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4580
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1130589
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government for what reason the drink drive limit in England and Wales was set at 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood; and what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that limit. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16133 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Road Safety Act 1967 made it an offence to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in excess of 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and obliged drivers to submit to a screening, breathalyser test at the roadside in certain circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In 1966 Professor Allsop published a paper “Alcohol and Road Accidents” which stated that earlier research by Professor Borkenstein in 1964 showed that with “blood alcohol levels above 80 mg/100 ml, the risk of being involved in an accident is higher”.</p><p> </p><p>Professor Allsop’s report provided the basis for setting the drink drive limit in 1967.</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 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star 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 by what date they aim to remove all petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles from the UK’s roads. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16196 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Cars and vans account for the majority of road transport emissions. By 2050 we want almost every car and van in the UK to be zero emission. We will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2018 Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to achieving this, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists. By 2030 we want at least half of new cars sold, and as many as 70%, to be ultra low emission, alongside up to 40% of new vans.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s long term goal is the development and deployment of zero emission technologies for all road vehicles, including HGVs and buses, and zero emission technologies are starting to emerge even for the largest vehicles.</p><p> </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 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1129559
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Highways England 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 Highways England has set up a Stakeholder Advisory Panel; and if so, who are the members of that panel. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16044 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Highways England’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel was set up in 2017 and it brings together representatives with experience in business, local government and transport planning. Membership of the panel includes representatives of the Association of Directors for Environment, Planning and Transport, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Local Government Association, the Confederation of British Industry, the Environment Agency, Homes England, the Local Enterprise Partnerhip Network, the National Infrastructure Commission, the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Town Planning Institute and each sub-national transport body.</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 2019-06-17T10:38:33.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:38:33.627Z
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4580
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1129557
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: Cycleways 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 their plans to increase cycling and walking of the remit provided to Highways England Historic Railways Estate, particularly its practice of objecting to new cycle paths on grounds of cost; and what steps they plan to take to ensure that policies within different parts of the Department for Transport are coordinated. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16042 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport supports the development of routes where there is high propensity for increasing functional cycling and walking journeys in a cost-effective way in line with the Government’s Cycling and Walking Strategy, and we are working with 46 local authorities to develop Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans.</p><p> </p><p>In doing this, the department needs to take account of additional liabilities resulting from any granting of public access to, or transfer of, parts of the Historical Rail Estate that could create short or long-term improvement or maintenance costs to Highways England. The department believes that in such circumstances a transfer of the assets to the relevant local authority is the appropriate way forward so that the local authority can ensure that the relevant property conforms to local policies and that safety, security and long-term maintenance issues are addressed.</p><p> </p><p>Departmental officials are willing to support discussions relating to any such transfers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:39:31.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:39:31.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Roads: Accidents more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of fires and spillages on highways and motorways; whether the number of fires and spillages has increased in recent years; if so, by how much; and what role litter on or around roads has played in any such increase. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The number of fires and spillages on the Strategic Road Network since the formation of Highways England are as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><em>Financial Year</em></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Incident Type</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Spillage</em></p></td><td><p><em>Fire</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2015-16</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,346</em></p></td><td><p><em>2,364</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2016-17</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,429</em></p></td><td><p><em>2,660</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2017-18</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,860</em></p></td><td><p><em>2,816</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2018-19</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,562</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,105</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>Grand Total</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>14,197</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>10,945</em></strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Highways England and the department recognise the potential impact of spillages on our road users and on neighbouring communities. The department recently produced guides, aimed specifically at commercial drivers, to help reduce the severity and impact of a diesel spill. Highways England is also looking at ways to improve how our own staff and service providers respond and deal with spillages. In April 2019, the department commenced a research project to understand the causes of fire in commercial vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>The department does not have evidence of what role litter plays in these incidents. As set out in the Litter Strategy for England (2017), the Government is committed to reducing the amount of litter on our network.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:49:56.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:49:56.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: Electrification 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 percentage of rail passenger miles are powered by electricity. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL15981 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) publishes data on the electrified rail route operated by Network Rail in Great Britain. This includes routes open to passengers and freight and does not contain a breakdown for passengers only.</p><p>The length of Network Rail operated electrified route in Great Britain (so excluding the High Speed 1 line, for example) was 3,583 miles in 2017-18. This represents 36% of the total Network Rail mainline railway route.</p><p>This data is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayreport/report/html/c35e0c28-324f-4168-81b9-be197963f251" target="_blank">https://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayreport/report/html/c35e0c28-324f-4168-81b9-be197963f251</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:39:54.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:39:54.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Heathrow Airport: Railways 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 May (HL15705), whether any privately funded rail scheme developed under the Market Soundings Finding Report that relies on a guarantee of franchised train operation usage complies with its funding criteria and, if not, whether the only schemes that can comply will be those on which only privately operated open access services run; how many of such schemes on which only open access operators will operate have been submitted; and whether this condition was clearly set out in the invitation to companies to submit schemes. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15976 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The market sounding exercise undertaken last year did not seek specific schemes to be submitted. The exercise sought to gauge market appetite for the taking of risk in relation to the design, construction, financing and funding of a new southern rail scheme to Heathrow Airport. The briefing document published as part of the market sounding did make clear that for schemes to be considered true market led proposals, full risk would have to be borne by the private sector. This includes the acceptance of revenue risk without requiring undertakings or guarantees by government including of future train usage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:43:00.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:43:00.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: Passengers more like this
star 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, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Transport on 5 June (HCWS1594), what assessment they have made of the progress report on revisions to regulations on passenger rights; what submissions they made to that report; and what steps they will take in response. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL16138 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>In the UK many aspects of rail passengers’ rights already go beyond EU requirements.</p><p>We have reviewed and noted the Progress Report. We will continue to work closely with the Commission and others to deliver the revisions to regulations on rail passenger rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:55:18.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:55:18.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Roads: Litter more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether litter removal is a key performance indicator for Highways England; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16043 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>There is currently no key performance indicator as part of the Road Investment period (2015 – 2020). This is due to Highways England having a statutory duty under Section 89 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990<a href="https://www.cleanhighways.co.uk/legislation/environmental-protection-act-section-891-duty-to-keep-land-clear-of-litter" target="_blank"><em><em> </em></em></a>to ensure, so far as is practicable, that its land and highways are kept clear of litter and refuse.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T16:10:08.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:10:08.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: North of England more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the reliability and punctuality of train services between Manchester and Leeds. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL16141 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport and Transport for the North appointed Richard George, Former Head of Transport at the London 2012 Olympic Games, to work with the Industry and Stakeholders to establish underlying performance issues and to make recommendations. The Industry has introduced changes to their timetables and train plans to improve timetable resilience and improve service performance. Since the May 2019 service change date, performance has improved.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T16:12:02.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:12:02.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Roads: Construction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 of the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway on air quality affecting schools close to the proposed route options. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL16090 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Highways England is in the process of identifying potential routes within the preferred corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge expressway for a non-statutory public consultation in the autumn. This work will include an assessment of air quality impacts.</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 2019-06-18T12:30:58.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:30:58.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Roads: Construction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a cost-benefit analysis has been carried out for the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway; and if so, what were the results of that analysis. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL16089 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government published a strategic outline business case for the construction of the ‘missing link’ between Oxford and Milton Keynes in September 2018 (available on the Department for Transport website). This showed a benefit cost ratio of 1.2 or 1.3 for the preferred corridor B.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England is in the process of identifying potential routes within the preferred corridor which will enable a more thorough assessment of benefits and costs.</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 2019-06-18T13:07:41.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:07:41.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Roads: Construction 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 combined impact of (1) the planned Oxford to Cambridge expressway, and (2) their ambition to build up to one million homes along the Oxford–Cambridge Arc, on the UK’s 2050 target to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 per cent of 1990 levels; and whether this assessment is based on (a) electric, (b) petrol, or (c) diesel vehicles using the route. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL16088 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Highways England is in the process of identifying potential routes within the preferred corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge expressway for a non-statutory public consultation in the autumn. This work will include an assessment of environmental impacts, including carbon emissions using the Defra forecasts for emission rates.</p><p> </p><p>Conserving and enhancing the natural environment is at the heart of the growth ambitions for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. Any housing development in the Arc will be subject to assessments as appropriate in line with legal requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:08:31.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:08:31.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton remove filter
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1130596
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Railways: Greater Manchester 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 reliability and punctuality of rail services through the Castlefield corridor operated by Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises; and what steps they will take to ensure that the service requirements set by the Department for Transport for trains through the Castlefield corridor are capable of being met given the limits of the infrastructure. more like this