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star this property date less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text Whether his Department plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force report and set out a rail strategy for the South West. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property uin 904121 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 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>I wrote to the Chair of the Peninsula Rail Task Force this week setting out the Governments response to the Task Force report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T12:04:58.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T12:04:58.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
843530
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to On Track – the 20 year plan, published by the Peninsula Rail Task Force on October 2015, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allocating funding for work to decrease journey times between Plymouth and Exeter. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 127871 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 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions on a variety of matters with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Network Rail. Development of projects that deliver journey time improvements in the southwest peninsula are included in Network Rail’s recently published Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-2024). The Government expects to announce details of the process for determining new rail infrastructure enhancements in CP6 shortly.</p><p> </p><p>My Department will respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force imminently.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 127872 more like this
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less than 2018-02-27T17:17:43.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-27T17:17:43.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
4682
star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
843531
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to On Track – the 20 year plan, published by the Peninsula Rail Task Force on October 2015, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on decreasing journey times between Plymouth and Exeter. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 127872 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 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions on a variety of matters with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Network Rail. Development of projects that deliver journey time improvements in the southwest peninsula are included in Network Rail’s recently published Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-2024). The Government expects to announce details of the process for determining new rail infrastructure enhancements in CP6 shortly.</p><p> </p><p>My Department will respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force imminently.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 127871 more like this
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less than 2018-02-27T17:17:43.323Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-27T17:17:43.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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4682
star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
824477
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force rail improvement plan published in 2016. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South West Devon more like this
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Mr Gary Streeter more like this
star this property uin 123278 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>We will continue to engage with the Peninsula Rail Task Force (PRTF) and other interested parties as the planning for Network Rail’s work programme for the period starting in April 2019 and the development of the specifications for the future Great Western and Cross Country franchises unfold.</p><p> </p><p>The work of the Peninsula Rail Task Force continues to be a valuable part of the process for defining our priorities for investment after 2019.</p><p> </p><p>New enhancements will be taken forward through a new process in the form of a pipeline, designed to ensure investment best addresses the needs of passengers and freight, and that funding commitments appropriately reflect the stage of development of enhancements.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T15:13:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T15:13:41.587Z
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
819956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the reliability and punctuality of train services in the South West. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 122028 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 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government will continue the current record level of funding, with around £48 billion to be spent on the network in the period from 2019 to 2024, which will support more maintenance and a huge uplift in renewals to increase reliability and punctuality for passengers.</p><p> </p><p>We are also delivering the biggest rail modernisation programme for over a century, and the Department, working alongside Network Rail and other industry partners, are committed to investing and enhancing the railway so that we have a modern, reliable and punctual railway fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to services in the Great Western franchise area specifically, new Intercity Express Trains are already replacing older High Speed Trains and 2 January saw the introduction of electric trains to Didcot, which will enable additional diesel trains to move to the West and South West of England.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-01-17T17:25:14.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-17T17:25:14.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
843532
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to upgrade the train line between Plymouth and Totnes. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 127873 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 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
star this property answer text <p>Development of projects that deliver journey time improvements in the southwest peninsula are included in Network Rail’s recently published Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-2024).</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail will also explore other opportunities for further improvements with their customers and the Peninsula Rail Task Force.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will however determine any new rail infrastructure enhancements proposed for CP6 using a new process, details of which are expected to be announced shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-02-22T16:45:03.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T16:45:03.397Z
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
4682
star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
819957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star 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: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to improve the train service between both Cheltenham and Gloucester and London; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 122029 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 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
star this property answer text <p>In 2019 an improved level of service will be introduced onto the London to Gloucester and Cheltenham route. The current two-hourly service of through trains with a shuttle from Swindon every other hour will be replaced by a through service to London every hour operated by the new Intercity Express Trains currently being introduced onto the Great Western network.</p><p> </p><p>Before this timetable change, the phased introduction of Intercity Express Trains and withdrawal of the older High Speed Trains should see the first of these new trains introduced on the London to Cheltenham via Gloucester route this summer.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently consulting on priorities for the Great Western franchise after the current franchise expires in 2020 and will carefully consider the responses to that consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-01-17T17:27:56.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-17T17:27:56.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
824478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department and Network Rail plan to spend on the Paddington to Penzance rail link in Control Period 6. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South West Devon more like this
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Mr Gary Streeter more like this
star this property uin 123279 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail are preparing Strategic Business Plans for Control Period 6 (CP6) as part of their regulated Periodic Review process, expected to be concluded in October 2018. This will determine the level of investment in operations, maintenance and renewals for each route across the network, including the Western Route, which contains the line from Paddington to Penzance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T15:16:44.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T15:16:44.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: South West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the level of availability of mobile phone coverage on the Penzance to London train line; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 119962 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 2017-12-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Department published a consultation about the Great Western (GW) rail franchise, on 29 November, inviting people’s views on future priorities for improvement. The consultation document notes that mobile connectivity has been highlighted by a number of stakeholders, including the Peninsula Rail Task Force, and indicates that the specification for the next GW franchise, due to begin in April 2020, will seek proposals for significant improvements in mobile connectivity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T09:55:19.277Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T09:55:19.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
star this property tabling member
4682
star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this