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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Airline Insolvency Review 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 response from representatives of the aviation industry to the proposals outlined in the Airline Insolvency Review. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15650 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made any assessment of the immediate response from the aviation industry to the Final Report from the independent Airline Insolvency Review, which was published on 9 May 2019.</p><p> </p><p>In the Written Ministerial Statement (HCWS 1546) on the 9 May 2019, the Secretary of State for Transport noted that Government is considering the range of options put forward by the review and will work swiftly to introduce the reforms that are needed to ensure a strong level of consumer protection and value for money for the taxpayer. In doing so the Secretary of State also acknowledged a need to consider the challenges faced by the aviation sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State also indicated in the Written Ministerial Statement (HCWS 1546) on the 9 May 2019, that he would welcome views on the independent Airline Insolvency Review recommendations, including those from the aviation industry, as part of the ongoing consultation on Aviation 2050 and is encouraging stakeholders to respond by the 20 June 2019 when the consultation closes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:13:16.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:13:16.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126012
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trees have been felled by Network Rail as part its lineside tree felling programme to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 253699 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail does not have a lineside tree felling programme, however Network Rail does have a statutory duty to ensure that the railways remain safe and reliable for the millions of people who use the network every day. In the last year, there were more than a thousand incidents where trees caused disruption to the network, which in some cases resulted in injuries among train drivers and members of the public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:44:23.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:44:23.29Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4630
star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1126013
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trees Network Rail plans to fell as part of its lineside tree felling programme up to the expected conclusion of that programme in 2024. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 253700 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail does not have a dedicated lineside tree felling programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:52:28.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:52:28.55Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4630
star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1126014
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trees Network Rail are planning to replant to replace the loss of biodiversity resulting from its lineside tree felling programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 253701 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail does not have a lineside tree felling programme. While Network Rail has carried out replanting, where appropriate, on individual projects, it does not hold central data on the number of trees replanted across its estate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T12:01:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:01:41.357Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4630
star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1126016
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessments Network Rail carry out to classify a lineside tree as safety critical. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 253702 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail’s lineside engineers and surveyors consider a range of factors as part of their routine assessment of lineside trees, and whether these are considered safety critical or not. In the last year, there were more than a thousand incidents where trees caused disruption to the network, which in some cases resulted in injuries among train drivers and members of the public. Factors include the condition of the trees themselves, any identifiable hazards to oncoming trains and the safety risks associated with leaves on the line. This is in accordance with Network Rail’s own standards for vegetation management, which is based on existing forestry and environmental legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T12:22:45.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:22:45.297Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4630
star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1126018
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Tree Felling 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the independent review of Network Rail’s lineside vegetation management, published in November 2018, for what reasons Network Rail has felled trees during the nesting season. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 253703 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail has a statutory duty to ensure that the railways remain safe throughout the year, and are therefore expected to intervene to address imminent safety risks or hazards that present themselves at the lineside, whenever this may be the case. As part of fulfilling this duty, Network Rail work with independent ecologists and arborists to identify nesting birds and protected species before commissioning any devegetation work, so that appropriate mitigation can be put in place to protect them and minimise disturbance.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T12:28:41.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:28:41.527Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4630
star this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1126026
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Public Transport: Waste 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) disposable and (b) non-recyclable waste on public transport services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 253704 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to reducing the adverse environmental impacts of transport. Reducing plastic and non-recyclable waste on public transport is predominantly a matter for transport operators. However, the Department for Transport (DfT) encourages improvements. For example, DfT sets targets in rail franchise agreements for operators to reduce waste to landfill and to increase the proportion of waste that is recycled.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail (NR) has installed drinking facilities in nine stations to reduce plastic waste and plans to introduce facilities to all other NR-managed stations. By the end of 2020, NR plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups, implement a coffee cup recycling scheme, and expand the roll-out of coffee ground recycling to all NR-managed stations.</p><p> </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 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:38:34.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:38:34.06Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4633
star this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1126027
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Aviation: Waste more like this
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 the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) disposable and (b) non-recyclable waste on aviation services arriving to or departing from the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 253705 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The majority of airlines are privately owned and the responsibility of disposable and non-recyclable waste reduction on services arriving to and departing from the UK is a matter for the companies concerned.</p><p>The Government has adopted a target of zero avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042. The Aviation Strategy consultation paper highlights examples of best practice in waste reduction. As the Department continue to develop this strategy, it will be working with the aviation industry to help set out ambitions and share best practice to reduce levels of plastic waste produced by the sector still further, in order to ensure that the Government is able to achieve its 2042 goal.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:43:06.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:43:06.53Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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4633
star this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1126040
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Department for Transport: Former Ministers 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 253610 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 sets out Ministers’ entitlement to severance payments. Any such payments are published in the Department’s audited annual accounts, and these accounts can be found on gov.uk.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:22:05.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:22:05.01Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126130
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Department for Transport: Brexit 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253459 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has not historically collected information about the nature of work of members of staff on loan, transfer or secondment.</p><p>Of the information that is available, as at 30th April 2019, there were 5 or fewer staff from the Department for Transport on active loan to the Department for Exiting the European Union who have since returned. However, the Department is unable to confirm the exact nature of work carried out.</p><p>Due to the small number of instances, the exact figure is being withheld, as releasing this could lead to identification of individuals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To prepare for the UK to leave the EU, the Department has reviewed and reprioritised workforce plans. This includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. These plans have remained flexible to respond to the resourcing needs for the Department as this has changed over time.</p><p>The Department is not able to provide a figure on how many people within DfT have changed role, or the nature of how their work has changed, as a result of the Department’s preparations to leave the EU because this is not recorded in any HR systems.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:05:23.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:05:23.17Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this