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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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 Railways: Crawley more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department provided to upgrade railway stations in Crawley constituency (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14. 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 221384 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>£53 million was spent on a project at Gatwick Airport Station in the Crawley constituency over the period from 2010-11 to 2013-14. Network Rail completed work in January 2014 on the scheme, which was designed to improve reliability and punctuality of journeys and increase capacity with a new seventh platform. The project was jointly funded by Network Rail as part of their Railway Control Period 4 plans, and Gatwick Airport Limited.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Access for All small schemes programme provided funding of £116,000 for three new height adjustable ticket office windows 2012/13 and £47,400 for a number of accessibility improvements in 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Stations Commercial Projects Facility provided £559,023 towards a Southern Railway and Network Rail project to enhance the retail environment at Three Bridges station. This work was completed in 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2015-01-27T15:09:11.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T15:09:11.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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3960
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 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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Franchises 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 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
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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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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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
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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: Fares 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 estimate he has made of the average saving to passengers of capping regulated rail fare rises to RPI+0 until 2020; 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 18288 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 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>This Government is investing record amounts in transforming the UK rail network, improving journeys for everyone. At the same time, we are committed to ensuring the economic security of hard-working families. Fares continue to play a role in this, and we recognise that no one likes to see the cost of their rail travel rise.</p><br /><p>That is why the Government has put a stop to above inflation (RPI) fare increases on regulated rail fares until 2020. This extends the cap on regulated rail fares put in place for 2014 and 2015. This means people’s earnings will, on average, rise more quickly than regulated rail fares for the first time since 2003 and an average saving of £425 to annual season ticket holders over the next five years.</p><br /><p>This is a vital part of our long-term economic plan for Britain’s railways: delivering a bigger, better network with improved services – all while getting more out of every taxpayer’s pound we spend.</p><br /> more like this
star 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 2015-12-09T10:37:16.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T10:37:16.46Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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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
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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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: Crawley 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to extend the Oyster ticketing system to Three Bridges and Crawley railway stations. 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 3054 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 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The department currently has no plans to extend the oyster ticketing system to the Three Bridges and Crawley stations. The fare zone structure and the classification of individual stations are covered by the Travelcard Agreement. Train operators are required under their franchises to honour this agreement. Any changes to the Travelcard Agreement, including the inclusion of stations within the oyster ticketing system, must be agreed between TfL and the train operators. Any proposals put forward will be considered by the Secretary of State for Transport on the basis of a business case, and other wider policy initiatives at the time.</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 2017-07-14T05:51:09.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T05:51:09.617Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Aviation: Crew 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, if his Department and the Civil Aviation Authority will consult on removing the ban on pilots who are over 65 years of age and otherwise fit and healthy from flying domestic commercial aircraft. 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 290317 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK has adopted upper age limits for both single and multi pilot Commercial Air Transport operations as set out in both EU legislation and International Civil Aviation Organisation standards. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has commissioned and published research on this matter and we will consider any proposals for change that are made by EASA.</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 2019-10-01T12:56:32.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T12:56:32.177Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
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
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 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 progress he has made on maintaining flights between the UK and Europe 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 262347 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK and the EU have committed to seek an agreement on the future relationship for aviation that will secure market access rights for UK and EU airlines. The Government remains focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU but has also been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Measures put forward by the UK and the EU will ensure that flights can continue in any EU Exit scenario.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:29:22.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:29:22.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis 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 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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 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 the Government has received from the aviation sector on priorities for its negotiations on the UK leaving 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 54290 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Transport, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, and the Minister for Aviation, Lord Ahmad have all held meetings with aviation industry stakeholders to discuss matters relating to our forthcoming exit negotiations. The Government is considering carefully all the potential implications arising for our aviation industry. Until we leave, EU aviation rules will continue to apply in the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2016-11-30T17:04:18.773Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T17:04:18.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes 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