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star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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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 Taxis: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that taxi and private hire drivers undergo disability awareness training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1458 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 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>Although there is no statutory requirement for Taxi and PHV drivers to undertake disability awareness training, the Department for Transport’s best practice guidance on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing in England and Wales recommends local licensing authorities work with operators, drivers and trade bodies in their area to improve drivers’ awareness of the needs of disabled people. This includes encouraging their drivers to undertake disability awareness training. A separate licensing regime regulates taxi and private hire vehicles in Scotland and the Scottish Government publishes its own Best Practice guidance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Law Commission recently undertook a wide ranging review of taxi and private hire legislation in England and Wales and published their final report and a draft Bill on 23 May 2014, in which it recommended mandatory disability awareness training for drivers. The Government will respond to the report shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
349029
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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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 Taxis: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on (a) assistance for wheelchair users by taxis and private hire vehicles and (b) the charging of additional costs by taxi and hire vehicle owners; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1459 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 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to ensuring that everyone has the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel.</p><p> </p><p>Both taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) are a particularly valuable form of transport for people with disabilities. I would strongly encourage all Taxi and PHV drivers to assist wheelchair users, wherever possible, and would also strongly discourage the practice of making additional charges to assist a disabled passenger. I would remind all Taxi and PHV operators of their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Excise Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the DVLA on the reclassification of taxis as light goods vehicles for the purposes of vehicle excise duty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 109043 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 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
star this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p>Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Like all taxes, Vehicle Excise Duty is kept under constant review</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-10-26T14:26:11.843Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
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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 Rolling Stock: North West more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions his Department has put in place to improve rolling stock as part of the rail franchise package for the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 32510 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 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The new Northern and TransPennine Express franchises commenced on the 1<sup>st</sup> April. By the end of 2019, they will have introduced significant improvements in Rolling Stock.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>281 new carriages including 55 new Diesel and 43 new Electric trains – the first ever new trains specified for the Northern franchise</li><li>Additional diesel units cascaded from other franchises – refurbished to ‘as new’ standard</li><li>Removal of all Pacer trains by October 2019</li><li>All retained trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, media servers, passenger information systems, CCTV and accessible toilets with baby-change facilities</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 30% of this expanded fleet will be new and will operate 2000 more services per week –a 12% increase. The additional trains will provide a 37% increase in morning peak capacity into the North’s 5 major cities by December 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The TransPennine franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>220 new carriages</li><li>All existing trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, additional power sockets, and real-time passenger information systems</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 70% of fleet is new, the fleet size increases by two-thirds, provides 13million more seats, an 80% increase in morning peak seats by the end of 2019.</p><p><br>These delivery plans as bid by the two operators during the Invitation to Tender process have been contracted within the franchise agreements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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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 Bus Services: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve disability awareness among bus drivers on the use of a ramp when required for disabled passengers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 59634 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 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
star this property answer text <p>I am committed to building transport networks that work for everyone, including ensuring that disabled people have the same access to transport services as other members of society.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently developing best practice guidance in delivering disability awareness training. This has been informed by engagement with disabled people and the bus industry, and aims to ensure that bus drivers have the knowledge and skills to provide passengers with the appropriate assistance they need, including the use of ramps for wheelchair users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2017-01-16T14:44:26.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T14:44:26.457Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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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 Taxis: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is sufficient provision of accessible taxis for disabled people in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 59633 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 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) provide a particularly important service for many disabled people, helping them to remain independent and to complete journeys which may not be possible using other forms of transport.</p><p> </p><p>I recognise that the availability of wheelchair accessible taxis and PHVs varies across Great Britain, particularly in rural areas. I know too, however, that they can sometimes be difficult to access for some ambulant disabled people. As such we encourage local licensing authorities to use their existing powers to ensure that a range of vehicle categories are represented in their taxi and PHV fleets. We have also introduced powers in the Deregulation Act 2015 to enable the sub-contracting of PHV services across local authority boundaries, helping to ensure that wheelchair accessible vehicles are available wherever they are required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2017-01-16T14:39:51.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T14:39:51.39Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
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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 Taxis more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to review the statutory framework for the hackney carriage and private-hire vehicle industry; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 69747 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 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>At the request of the Department for Transport, the Law Commission has undertaken a comprehensive review of taxi and private hire regulation in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently considering all the recommendations in the Law Commission’s report against the backdrop of a rapidly changing sector and will formally respond to the Law Commission and announce its intentions once this scrutiny is completed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2017-04-18T14:27:00.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T14:27:00.593Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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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 Driving under Influence: Convictions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has conducted an assessment of the (a) reasons for the change in the number of drink-driving convictions between 2004 and 2014 and (b) the implications of that change for the Government's policy on drink-driving. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 69185 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 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
star this property answer text <p>We have made no assessment of changes in drink-driving convictions; however, drink drive casualties went down in the period 2004 to 2014 and drink drive fatalities are at their lowest ever level; the proportion of people who tested positively for alcohol following a reported road traffic accident has fallen from 4% in 2004 to 3% in 2014; and the overall proportion of drivers who tested positively on a roadside screening test fell from 18% in 2004 to 11% in 2014. We continue to promote our THINK! Campaign and we have no plans for lowering the drink drive limit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2017-03-30T14:22:49.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-30T14:22:49.81Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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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 Pedicabs: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the effect of pedicab drivers on traffic congestion in Central London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kensington more like this
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Victoria Borwick more like this
star this property uin 60859 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 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answer text <p>Traffic congestion in London is caused by a wide range of factors, and the Department has made no assessment of the extent to which pedicabs contribute to it. The impacts of pedicabs on congestion are highly localised, and the Department has been lobbied by a number of stakeholders who have said that they are contributing significantly to congestion problems on the roads and pavements in certain parts of the West End of London where numbers of them tend to congregate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2017-01-24T11:59:03.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T11:59:03.117Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4502
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Borwick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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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 Pedicabs: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to bring forward legislative proposals for the operation of pedicabs in London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kensington more like this
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Victoria Borwick more like this
star this property uin 60860 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 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answer text <p>We have been working with Transport for London (TfL) to draft legislation which would enable TfL to regulate pedicabs. We will identify an appropriate legislative slot as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2017-01-24T13:13:57.31Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T13:13:57.31Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4502
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Borwick more like this