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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Gatwick Airport: Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the closure of Gatwick Airport on 19 and 20 December 2018 after illegal drone use threatened flight safety for the future resilience at that airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 204480 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The recent use of a drone to disrupt Gatwick airport operations was a serious criminal offence. The Department is working closely with the Home Office, Police, CAA and all UK airports to ensure that appropriate lessons are learnt from this incident, and appropriate mitigations put in place to reinforce their protection. Department for Transport and Home Office Ministers will be meeting with key UK airports this week to discuss their counter-drone strategies in the wake of the Gatwick incident.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is introducing a number of measures to build on existing regulations to improve safety and security at airports and other critical infrastructure sites, set out in our consultation response published on 7th January, which can be found here:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-future-of-drones-in-the-uk-consultation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-future-of-drones-in-the-uk-consultation</a>.</p><p> </p><p>These measures include new powers for the police to ensure they are able to enforce the law for offences involving drones, and increased drone restriction zones around airports.</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 2019-01-14T16:14:35.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:14:35.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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: Tickets more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text What plans his Department has to expand smart ticketing for rail passengers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 909229 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>We have launched a consultation on extending the very popular pay-as-you-go Oyster system to other parts of the south-east, and we are looking at the underlying principles for the rest of the country, too. As the public consultation document sets out, we are considering different options, and I would encourage anyone who believes their local station should be included in a pay-as-you-go zone to respond to the consultation, saying what they want and why.</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 2019-02-14T14:59:17.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:59:17.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1091116
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Aviation: EU Countries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent progress he has made on ensuring that flight services between the UK and Europe are not disrupted after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 909940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Flights between the UK and the EU will continue whatever the outcome of EU Exit. In a deal scenario, flights will continue as now during the time-limited Implementation Period. In a no deal scenario, the EU have adopted a regulation which gives UK airlines the right to fly to and from the EU for 12 months, and the UK will reciprocate these rights for EU airlines. We will continue to work closely with the aviation industry.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T14:59:22.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T14:59:22.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Bus Services: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's consultation, Bus Services Act 2017: accessible information, which closed on 16 September 2019, when his Department plans to publish (a) a summary of consultation responses, (b) draft guidance for bus operators, (c) his Department’s response to that consultation and (d) draft regulations introducing the accessible information requirement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 246994 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a public consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to report on its findings, and to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-02T14:37:50.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Bus Services: Disability 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 representations his Department has received from bus operators on the Accessible Information Requirement for buses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 246995 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>In Summer 2018 the Government consulted on proposals to require the provision of audible and visible information onboard local bus services in Great Britain. Over three hundred responses were received from a diverse range of stakeholders, including representatives of large and small bus and coach operators.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T14:28:18.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T14:28:18.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Roads: West Sussex 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, how much will be spent on highways maintenance in West Sussex in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 29513 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-10more like thismore than 2016-03-10
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>This Government is providing both tools and funding to local highway authorities in England, outside London, to tackle the condition of our local road network. In the Spending Review 2015, the Government announced that we are allocating a total of £6.1 billion funding for local highways maintenance between now and 2021. This funding includes an additional £250 million between 2016 and 2021 for a potholes action fund to improve local roads, to promote innovation within the sector and to ensure that taxpayers get greater value for money.</p><p> </p><p>For West Sussex we are providing £13.7 million this financial year (2015/16). Further details of the funding we are providing to all local highway authorities in England outside London can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/6-billion-funding-to-tackle-potholes-and-improve-local-roads" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/6-billion-funding-to-tackle-potholes-and-improve-local-roads</a></p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are able to use revenue funding for maintaining their local highways and this is allocated by the Department of Communities and Local Government through the Revenue Support Grant.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport is also funding a street lighting scheme in West Sussex through the Private Finance Initiative.</p><p> </p>
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 2016-03-10T14:02:34.133Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-10T14:02:34.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
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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 Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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 his Department is taking to ensure that roadworks cause less disruption to motorists. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 904747 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to deliver better journeys for drivers. Roadworks are essential, but that doesn’t mean they should be in place any longer than is absolutely necessary. We are currently consulting on changes that will reduce the congestion caused by roadworks on local ‘A’ road from works left in place at the weekend but where no work is happening, and to remove temporary traffic lights as soon as the works are complete.</p><p> </p><p>We have asked Highways England to look closely at reducing the length of roadworks on the Strategic Road Network. This is being reflected in the next phase of smart motorway schemes, where Highways England are reducing both the length (distance) and duration (time they are in place) of roadworks.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England are also considering the use of higher speed limits through roadworks, where this can be done safely. Subject to safety assessments, Highway England will be starting a trial of higher speed limits on roadworks later this year.</p>
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 2016-04-28T16:24:10.977Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T16:24:10.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
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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 Bus Services: Disability 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 his policy is on the relative priorities given to wheelchair users and passengers with pushchairs using dedicated access spaces on buses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 41328 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-01more like thismore than 2016-07-01
star this property answer text <p>It would be inappropriate of me to comment on this particular issue while the Supreme Court considers the FirstGroup vs Paulley case. However, I am keen to hear of the experiences of disabled passengers, as well as passengers with pushchairs, to inform the development of future policy on this issue.</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 2016-07-01T12:21:21.563Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-01T12:21:21.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 Railways: Compensation 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, when he plans to (a) announce and (b) introduce the new arrangements for rail passenger refunds following delays; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 44576 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Delay Repay is a generous compensation scheme for longer delays, but this Government wants to go further. We are committed to improving compensation arrangements for passengers affected by shorter delays which are not covered by the current Delay Repay scheme. The previous Chancellor announced in his Autumn 2015 Spending Review that passengers will soon have access to compensation when trains are over 15 minutes late. We expect to make an announcement on this shortly.</p><p> </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 2016-09-12T13:47:54.337Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T13:47:54.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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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 Railways: Franchises 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 recent assessment he has made of the effect of the size of (a) rail franchises and (b) the Govia Thameslink rail franchise on the efficient delivery of rail services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 45089 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
star this property answer text <p>We take a very large number of factors into account when determining the most appropriate way forward when franchises are due for renewal. We undertook just such an assessment when considering options for the most appropriate approach to providing passenger rail services during the delivery of the Thameslink Programme infrastructure and the introduction of new rolling stock. This included balancing the size of the franchise against the need to ensure effective coordination of all the services on the lines affected by Thameslink during the construction period. We of course always take into account lessons learned from practice when looking at similar decisions in the future.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding the size of the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise, as I made clear at the Transport Select Committee, it is unlikely the Department will wish to let such a franchise in the future. The size of the franchise is a factor in this assessment. However, I believe that with the measures recently announced this franchise should deliver a better passenger experience in the future.</p><p> </p>
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 2016-09-13T09:54:47.447Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-13T09:54:47.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this