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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line 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 the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line require them to pay the same access charge as Intercity East Coast; and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Grand Central will not pay the same access charges as Intercity East Coast as Open Access Operators do not pay Fixed Track Access Charges (FTAC). However, both Franchised and Open Access Operators pay Variable Track Access Charges (VTAC) since these are set to reflect the direct ‘wear and tear’ costs that train services impose on the network when they are run.</p><p> </p><p>For Control Period 5 (CP5) the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has held <ins class="ministerial">the Capacity Charge element of VTAC at CP4 levels for services currently run by existing passenger Open Access Operators, however they will pay CP5 rates for any additional or new services whilst any new entrant Open Access Operator will pay CP4 rates on services below a set threshold and CP5 rates on services above that threshold. </ins><del class="ministerial">Open Access (both passenger and freight) VTAC at CP4 levels, whilst</del> Franchised Operators pay the new, higher CP5 rates<del class="ministerial">.</del> <ins class="ministerial">for both existing and new services.  However, this is the only element of VTAC that is calculated on a different basis.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Z
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less than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw remove filter
43602
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 the additional capacity being provided on branch lines in Devon and Cornwall, negotiated in First Great Western's franchise extension, requires any local funding. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6095 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 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Great Western franchise agreement announced on 3 October 2013 is a new direct award agreement, not an extension to the old First Great Western franchise agreement. No additional capacity on branch lines in Devon and Cornwall was negotiated as part of that franchise agreement. The franchise agreement contains a priced option for the operation of additional locally-funded train services on the Newton Abbot to Paignton line in Devon. Additional locally-funded train services were introduced on this route on 9 December 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>  </p><p> </p><p>25 March 2014</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw remove filter
44180
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 incentives, other than the existing grant, are provided to encourage people to buy ultra-low carbon dioxide cars. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6136 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>As well as the Plug-in Car Grant, the Government is providing funding for grants for electric vehicle chargepoints, including at people's homes and locations such as train station car parks and on the public sector estate. We have also established a favourable taxation system for company car tax and vehicle excise duty to help nudge more motorists towards these vehicles. There are also numerous local incentives such as congestion charge exemption in London and free parking.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw remove filter
44181
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 estimate they have made of how many ultra-low carbon dioxide cars are currently owned by public sector organisations. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6137 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text Over 5% of those taking up the grant for business use are public sector organisation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 actions they will take to facilitate connections between the Cambrian Line and the train services provided from Porthmadog Harbour Station on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways in order to support the tourist industry. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6519 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 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Cambrian Line is part of the Wales and Borders franchise operated by Arriva Trains Wales. The specification and day-to-day management of the franchise is the responsibility of the Welsh Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 Answer by Baroness Kramer on 27 March (WA 145), whether the electric stock referred to in her answer will be subject to refurbishment before its transfer to the Northern Rail franchise. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6520 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 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The electric stock referred to in my previous answer will be subject to light refurbishment before transfer to the Northern Rail franchise. This will be specified and managed by Northern and the rolling stock company involved. As the Noble Lord may be aware, the Northern Direct Award is for 22 months – from February 2016 a new franchise competition winner will be running services on this franchise. Therefore the new franchisee will develop their own proposals regarding any further refurbishment or replacement of the electric powered rolling stock.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 proportion of road vehicles in Great Britain are fitted with efficient particulate filters; and what assessment they have made of the potential benefit from fitting such devices. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6615 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>We have no firm information, but our best current estimate is that about seventeen percent of cars currently in use are fitted with wall-flow diesel particulate filters. We have made no estimate of the proportion of lorries, buses, and coaches that are fitted with diesel particulate filters. Reduction in airborne particulate has clear public health benefits. Some 29,000 premature deaths are estimated to occur each year as a result of airborne particulate, and poor air quality has health costs estimated at £15 billion annually for the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
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47008
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 whether particulate filters fitted to road vehicles are subject to testing to ensure that those devices remain in good working order. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6616 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The annual roadworthiness tests include a test for diesel smoke, using an opacimeter, which is intended to detect a diesel particulate filter that has suffered a mechanical failure or which has been removed from a vehicle. The Department has amended the MoT testers' manual so as to include a visual check to confirm that a diesel particulate filter is present where one was fitted as standard by the vehicle manufacturer. Further information is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-rules-for-mot-to-test-for-diesel-particulate-filter" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-rules-for-mot-to-test-for-diesel-particulate-filter</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 information they have as to whether the origin or formulation of the diesel oil used has any bearing on the amount of particulates which are trapped in particulate filters fitted to road vehicles. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6617 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The formulation of diesel fuel can have an effect upon the amount of particulate matter formed during combustion. There is evidence, for instance that biodiesel blends produce slightly less particulate matter, in general, than do pure petroleum-based diesel fuels. We would not, however, expect the differences in rates of particulate formation between fuels meeting the statutory requirements of the Motor Fuels (Composition and Content) Regulations, and meeting the EN 590 industry standard to affect the operation of diesel particulate filters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport 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 whether lower quality fuel used in road vehicles has any impact on air quality. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6618 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>We have made no specific assessment of the impact of low quality fuels since all fuel supplied for road vehicles has to comply with the Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations, and these requirements are set in order to reduce the environmental impacts of vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>In practice, all producers supply fuel that also meets the EN 590 (Diesel) or EN 228 (Petrol) industry standards. The Composition and Content Regulations, and the standards, have been revised over time, most notably to remove lead from petrol and to ensure that all road fuel is effectively sulphur-free. There should be little difference between the air quality emissions from vehicles running on fuels that meet the statutory and industry standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw remove filter