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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
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star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar 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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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1129496
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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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Electrification 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 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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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt 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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar 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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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar 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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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1129556
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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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Accidents 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 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
star this property uin HL16041 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 2019-06-17more 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>
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Cycleways 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 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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unstar 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>
unstar 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 Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1129558
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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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar 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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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson 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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Highways England 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 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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unstar 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>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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton 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
star this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Construction 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 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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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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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
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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 remove filter
unstar 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 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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unstar 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this