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1692342
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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 an assessment of the potential merits of increasing funding for fixing road surfaces. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 16115 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>In October, the Prime Minister announced an additional £8.3 billion of roads resurfacing funding over the period 2023/24 to 2033/34, with £150 million being made available in both this financial year and the next. This funding, made possible by reallocating funds from the HS2 programme, is enough to enable local highways authorities across England to resurface at least 5,000 miles of road.</p><p> </p><p>As roads policy in the UK is devolved, provision of additional highways maintenance funding in Northern Ireland is a decision for the Northern Ireland Executive.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T15:24:03.757Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T15:24:03.757Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1692367
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Department for Transport: Magazine Press 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, how much funding his Department (a) allocated for and (b) spent on magazine subscriptions in each of the last three financial years. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Ashworth more like this
uin 16123 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>The information requested can only be provided at disproportionate cost. In the central Department for Transport, subscriptions for magazines are managed and budgeted for individually by each team. Therefore, the information is not held centrally.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Anthony Browne more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T16:27:21.403Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T16:27:21.403Z
answering member
4801
label Biography information for Anthony Browne more like this
tabling member
4244
label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1692391
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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: Older People 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, whether his Department is taking steps to help ensure (a) drivers living in the UK with EU licences and (b) UK licence holders seeking to drive in EU member states do not lose (i) licences and (ii) access to insurance after the age of 70. more like this
tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
tabling member printed
Neil Coyle more like this
uin 16130 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>Since EU exit, bilateral arrangements are in place with all European Economic Area (EEA) countries for the recognition and exchange of the vast majority of UK licences.</p><p> </p><p>For drivers living in the UK with EU licences, an EU licence can be used to drive in the UK until its expiry, up to the age of 70. If an EU licence holder is 67 or over when they become resident in the UK, they can drive until they are 70 or have lived in the UK for 3 years, whichever is longer and provided the licence remains valid. After this time, they must exchange their EU licence for a UK licence. They do not have to retake their test.</p><p> </p><p>For drivers visiting the UK, an EU licence can be used to drive in the UK as long as it is full and valid, regardless of age.</p><p> </p><p>For UK licence holders seeking to drive in EU member states, valid UK licences are recognised for use by visitors. UK licence holders who become resident in the EU are able to use their licences in line with local arrangements. These arrangements vary from country to country, with some enabling extended recognition until the licence expires (after which the UK licence must be exchanged for a local licence). Other countries require that the UK licence is exchanged for a local licence within a specified time period, determined by that country.</p><p> </p><p>The treatment of drivers over the age of 70 varies across EU countries, however being aged over 70 does not in itself prevent a UK licence holder from using that licence in the EU or exchanging it for an EU one.</p><p> </p><p>The setting of premiums is a commercial decision for individual insurers based on their underwriting experience and the Government does not intervene or seek to control the market. They use a wide range of criteria to assess the potential risk a driver poses, including the age of the applicant, the type of vehicle being insured, the postal area where the applicant lives and the driving experience of the applicant. All UK vehicle insurance provides the minimum third-party cover to drive in the EU.</p><p> </p><p>With respect to UK licence holders living in EU member states, insurance is a matter for insurance companies within those states.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T13:39:42.983Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T13:39:42.983Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4368
label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
1692466
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Tests 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 recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of car driving test slots. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 16220 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) main priority is to reduce car practical driving test waiting times, whilst upholding road safety standards.</p><p> </p><p>As of 26 February 2024, there were 518,517 car practical driving tests booked, and 136,868 driving tests available within the 24-week booking window.</p><p> </p><p>The DVSA has deployed all eligible managers and administrative staff back on the front line to do driving tests from the beginning of October until the end of March, which will create around 150,000 additional test slots.</p><p> </p><p>To further increase the number of available test slots, it is conducting tests outside of regular hours, including at weekends and on public holidays, and buying back annual leave from driving examiners.</p><p> </p><p>Since April 2021, measures put in place by the DVSA to reduce waiting times for its customers, together with the ongoing recruitment of driving examiners, is creating on average over 48,300 extra car test slots each month.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T13:38:02.127Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T13:38:02.127Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1692467
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Motor Vehicles: Lighting 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 recent assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the brightness of car headlights on road safety. more like this
tabling member constituency Putney more like this
tabling member printed
Fleur Anderson more like this
uin 16221 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>Police recorded collision statistics do not suggest that there is an underlying road safety issue associated with the brightness of headlamps. All types of road vehicle headlamps are designed, tested and approved to internationally recognised standards to help prevent undue glare. However, the Government is aware of concerns raised by members of the public and we are examining options for addressing this.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T15:21:42.877Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T15:21:42.877Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4788
label Biography information for Fleur Anderson more like this
1692504
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Railways: Safety 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 recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the safety of the railways. more like this
tabling member constituency Putney more like this
tabling member printed
Fleur Anderson more like this
uin 16243 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), as the railway safety regulator, produces an annual health and safety report that assesses the safety of the railways in Great Britain. The latest report findings published in July 2023 confirms that our railways remain one of the safest in Europe. However, we cannot be complacent, so the Department continues to regularly monitor safety trends and statistics, working closely with the ORR, the Rail Safety and Standards Board and wider rail sector, to identify where safety can be improved.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Huw Merriman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T12:13:10.57Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T12:13:10.57Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4788
label Biography information for Fleur Anderson more like this
1692521
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Bicycles: Business 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, whether he is taking steps with Cabinet colleagues to support cycle businesses in England. more like this
tabling member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Selous more like this
uin 16080 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting UK businesses that manufacture, retail and service cycles and e-cycles. This support takes many forms including unprecedented investment in safe cycling infrastructure which enables more people to cycle safely; and initiatives such as the Cycle to Work scheme which allows many people to access cycles more cheaply. These and other measures help increase the demand for new cycles and e-cycles, and for the servicing of existing cycles and e-cycles.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T14:11:22.717Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T14:11:22.717Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
1453
label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
1692000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Railways: Peterborough 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, how many and what proportion of London North Eastern trains from (a) Peterborough to London and (b) London to Peterborough were (i) cancelled and (ii) delayed by more than 30 minutes in 2023. more like this
tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
tabling member printed
Sir John Hayes more like this
uin 15837 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-04more like thismore than 2024-03-04
answer text <p>London North Eastern Railway (LNER) cancelled a total of 1,151 services on the day of travel between Peterborough and London between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023. This equates to 3.7 per cent of their services between these stations. Over the same time period, 926 LNER services between London and Peterborough were delayed by over 30 minutes. This equates to 3 per cent of LNER services between London and Peterborough. A significant proportion of the cancellations and delays were due to flooding from named storms and infrastructure failures.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Huw Merriman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-04T12:11:31.093Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-04T12:11:31.093Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1692004
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Railways: Cost Effectiveness 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, with reference to pages 8 and 36 of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, CP423, published in May 2021, if he will publish the workings behind the £1.5 billion annual cost savings after an initial five year implementation period expected from reforms to the railway proposed in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 15955 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answer text <p>We're committed to reforming the railways and we are getting on with delivering improvements for passengers, freight customers and the taxpayer. Recurring annual savings set out in the Plan for Rail come from a new commercial model, improvement in fares ticketing and retail, a new industry structure and workforce reforms.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Huw Merriman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-01T14:43:48.247Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-01T14:43:48.247Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1692006
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-27more like thismore than 2024-02-27
answering body
Department for Transport remove filter
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 Railways: Cost Effectiveness 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 his latest estimate is of the recurring annual cost savings after an initial five year implementation period from reforms proposed in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 15956 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-01more like thismore than 2024-03-01
answer text <p>We're committed to reforming the railways and are getting on with delivering improvements for passengers, freight customers and the taxpayer. Industry experts’ suggested savings are set out in the Plan for Rail.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Huw Merriman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-03-01T14:42:09.467Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-01T14:42:09.467Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this