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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Driving: Licensing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to publicise the ending of the paper counterpart to driving licences; and what arrangements are in place to support drivers who do not have access to a computer to access information about their penalty points. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 8747 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) used media, online channels, direct mail and advertising to inform people about the abolition of the paper counterpart to the driving licence. The DVLA also engaged with trade organisations, vehicle hire companies and wrote directly to 640,000 professional bus and lorry drivers. Information has been sent to around a million drivers each month since February with driving licence renewal reminders. Awareness of the change amongst the public is now over 84%.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The DVLA has a dedicated local rate telephone service in place for drivers who do not have access to the online service. This service is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Since the paper counterpart was abolished in June 2015, more than 154,000 drivers have used the telephone service. During the same period the online service has been used 1.4m times.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-09-09T15:29:36.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T15:29:36.547Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
417817
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Blue Badge Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend the Blue Badge scheme to the carers or partners of those with dementia. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 9403 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
answer text <p>The Blue Badge Scheme is primarily designed to help those who are unable to walk, or who have very considerable difficulty walking, whether they are drivers or passengers. We have no plans to extend the scheme to carers or partners. Carers should not use a badge if the badge holder is not travelling with them, so do not need a badge in their own right. The scheme already permits badges to be issued on a case by case basis to people with <em>any permanent disability</em> that affects their walking to the necessary degree. With around 2.6 million badges already on issue, it is important that we ensure the Scheme remains sustainable and protects preferential parking facilities for those with the greatest need.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-09-11T09:19:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T09:19:42.437Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
598446
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Cycling: Helmets more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of making the wearing of cycle helmets compulsory for cyclists on UK roads. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 47879 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
answer text <p>Government policy is that cycle helmets offer a degree of protection for cyclists in the event of a fall from a bicycle and some types of collisions. This is in line with the Highway Code rule 59 which states <em>“you should wear a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened”</em></p><p> </p><p>We encourage the use of helmets by all cyclists and in particular by children.</p><p>However, people and parents are free to choose whether to follow this advice and we have no plans to legislate to introduce a mandatory requirement for the wearing of cycle helmets.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-10-13T10:27:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T10:27:03.837Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this