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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions 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 by what date they aim to remove all petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles from the UK’s roads. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16196 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Cars and vans account for the majority of road transport emissions. By 2050 we want almost every car and van in the UK to be zero emission. We will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2018 Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to achieving this, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists. By 2030 we want at least half of new cars sold, and as many as 70%, to be ultra low emission, alongside up to 40% of new vans.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s long term goal is the development and deployment of zero emission technologies for all road vehicles, including HGVs and buses, and zero emission technologies are starting to emerge even for the largest vehicles.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1130589
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Driving under Influence 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 for what reason the drink drive limit in England and Wales was set at 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood; and what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that limit. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16133 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Road Safety Act 1967 made it an offence to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in excess of 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and obliged drivers to submit to a screening, breathalyser test at the roadside in certain circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In 1966 Professor Allsop published a paper “Alcohol and Road Accidents” which stated that earlier research by Professor Borkenstein in 1964 showed that with “blood alcohol levels above 80 mg/100 ml, the risk of being involved in an accident is higher”.</p><p> </p><p>Professor Allsop’s report provided the basis for setting the drink drive limit in 1967.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
1130232
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Aviation: Scotland 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16093 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1130231
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Aviation: Scotland 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), whether they will now answer the question put. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16092 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to Stanstead, through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16093 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1129559
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Highways England more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Highways England has set up a Stakeholder Advisory Panel; and if so, who are the members of that panel. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16044 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Highways England’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel was set up in 2017 and it brings together representatives with experience in business, local government and transport planning. Membership of the panel includes representatives of the Association of Directors for Environment, Planning and Transport, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Local Government Association, the Confederation of British Industry, the Environment Agency, Homes England, the Local Enterprise Partnerhip Network, the National Infrastructure Commission, the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Town Planning Institute and each sub-national transport body.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:38:33.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:38:33.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1129557
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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: Cycleways more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their plans to increase cycling and walking of the remit provided to Highways England Historic Railways Estate, particularly its practice of objecting to new cycle paths on grounds of cost; and what steps they plan to take to ensure that policies within different parts of the Department for Transport are coordinated. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16042 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport supports the development of routes where there is high propensity for increasing functional cycling and walking journeys in a cost-effective way in line with the Government’s Cycling and Walking Strategy, and we are working with 46 local authorities to develop Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans.</p><p> </p><p>In doing this, the department needs to take account of additional liabilities resulting from any granting of public access to, or transfer of, parts of the Historical Rail Estate that could create short or long-term improvement or maintenance costs to Highways England. The department believes that in such circumstances a transfer of the assets to the relevant local authority is the appropriate way forward so that the local authority can ensure that the relevant property conforms to local policies and that safety, security and long-term maintenance issues are addressed.</p><p> </p><p>Departmental officials are willing to support discussions relating to any such transfers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:39:31.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:39:31.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1129556
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Roads: Accidents more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of fires and spillages on highways and motorways; whether the number of fires and spillages has increased in recent years; if so, by how much; and what role litter on or around roads has played in any such increase. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16041 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The number of fires and spillages on the Strategic Road Network since the formation of Highways England are as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><em>Financial Year</em></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Incident Type</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Spillage</em></p></td><td><p><em>Fire</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2015-16</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,346</em></p></td><td><p><em>2,364</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2016-17</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,429</em></p></td><td><p><em>2,660</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2017-18</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,860</em></p></td><td><p><em>2,816</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>FY 2018-19</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,562</em></p></td><td><p><em>3,105</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>Grand Total</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>14,197</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>10,945</em></strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Highways England and the department recognise the potential impact of spillages on our road users and on neighbouring communities. The department recently produced guides, aimed specifically at commercial drivers, to help reduce the severity and impact of a diesel spill. Highways England is also looking at ways to improve how our own staff and service providers respond and deal with spillages. In April 2019, the department commenced a research project to understand the causes of fire in commercial vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>The department does not have evidence of what role litter plays in these incidents. As set out in the Litter Strategy for England (2017), the Government is committed to reducing the amount of litter on our network.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:49:56.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:49:56.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1129555
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Bicycles: Hire Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give local authorities greater powers to control the establishment of bicycle hire schemes and to set standards on how such schemes should be run. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL16040 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities already have powers to deal with hire bicycles if they are causing an obstruction or nuisance, and are also able to introduce local byelaws as appropriate. The Government will continue to monitor the impacts of bike hire schemes and to work with local authorities and scheme operators as appropriate on ways of addressing any problems that arise.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:53:07.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:53:07.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1129553
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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, following the findings of the 2019 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey, published by the Asphalt Industry Alliance in March, which reported that the roads repair backlog stands at over £9 billion, what steps they are taking to (1) resource councils to address this backlog, and (2) provide additional funding for road maintenance budgets as part of the forthcoming Spending Review. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL16038 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is providing over £6.6 billion of capital funding between 2015 and 2021 for local highways maintenance in England, outside of London. This includes funding of over £296 million through a dedicated Pothole Action Fund and £420 million for highways maintenance as announced in the Budget 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on additional funding for local highways maintenance will be considered as part of the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:44:45.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:44:45.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1128141
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Skipton-Colne Railway Line 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 23 May (HL15714), why they did not answer the final part of the question about who is carrying out further studies into the possible reinstatement and reopening of the Colne–Skipton railway line; whether they will now provide that answer; why the Written Answer mentioned Andrew Stephenson MP; and what is his role in the studies referred to. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL15955 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has asked the CH2MC consortium comprising Jacobs, CPC, GHD, Poise and Gardiner &amp; Theobald to provide technical advice and assurance on further feasibility work to assess the freight demand and commercial viability of this scheme. This advisory support was sourced from the current Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail (STAR) Framework.</p><p> </p><p>The response to HL15714 simply reflects the fact that the Member for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson MP, has made strong representations to Ministers about the proposal to reinstate the Colne-Skipton rail link. In response the Secretary of State for Transport has visited Colne twice in the last 16 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:22:30.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:22:30.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this