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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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star this property hansard heading Far North Railway Line 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 he is taking to support Network Rail achieve and sustain journey time reductions on the Far North Rail Line from Inverness to Thurso and Wick; and if he will make increased funding available to the Scottish Government for investment in that line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 3214 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-26more like thismore than 2015-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Scottish Ministers have substantial executively devolved powers in relation to the railways in Scotland. This allows them to determine matters such as the level of service and fares policy.  In addition, Scottish Ministers have executive powers over rail infrastructure, including the responsibility for specifying and funding the outputs they wish Network Rail to deliver in Scotland. Improvements to the Far North Line are therefore a matter for the Scottish Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-06-26T11:19:59.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-26T11:19:59.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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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: Rural Areas 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 he is taking to encourage greater use of rural rail lines by those over 50 years of age; and if he will provide increased funding to the Scottish Government to encourage uptake of the Club 50 scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 3215 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-26more like thismore than 2015-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Community Rail Development Strategy looks at innovative ways of operating local rural branch lines, through a programme of cost management, a drive to increase passenger numbers and direct community involvement via local authorities, community rail partnerships, and other stakeholder groups.</p><p>The bulk of Government support for local and rural rail comes via the franchising process and direct support for the rail industry, which allow for the continuation or improvement of passenger services on many local and rural railways for the benefit of all users. As all non-regulated fares are set on a commercial level by the operator, they can choose to offer promotional fares and other incentives should they wish. In addition, we have capped regulated fares at the level of the Retail Price Index (RPI) for two years running, and will continue to do so for the life of this parliament.</p><p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Club 50 scheme is a ScotRail initiative, which will offer discounted travel and other benefits, including from other partners, specifically for the over 50s. As the ScotRail franchise is specified, let and managed by the Scottish Ministers under the devolved powers relating to railways in Scotland, funding issues are a matter for the Scottish Government.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-06-26T11:23:54.567Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-26T11:23:54.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this