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1688927
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
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 High Speed 2 Line: Costs more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the expected cost of HS2, and what assessment they have made of whether this represents good value for money. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Truscott more like this
uin HL2506 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>The most recent cost assessment of the HS2 programme was published in November 2023 through the six-monthly update to Parliament. The Department will provide a Value for Money assessment via an update to the Phase One Business Case, due in the course of 2024.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-20T12:55:34.107Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T12:55:34.107Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
3682
label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1688836
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-13more like thismore than 2024-02-13
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 High Speed 2 Line: Old Oak Common Station more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the work on the section of HS2 from Old Oak Common to Euston can be funded by the private sector without taxpayer funding; and what are the sources of funding for continuing work on (1) preparing for tunnelling main bores from Old Oak Common towards Euston, and (2) installing boring machines for above main bores. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL2422 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>As set out in Network North, the Government remains committed to delivering HS2 between Birmingham and Euston in central London as planned. The Government’s ambition remains to make best use of funding from alternative sources to enable the delivery of HS2 to Euston and the creation of a transformed ‘Euston Quarter’. Government continues to define and develop a range of development models and financing mechanisms to best meet the objectives of the ‘Euston Quarter’ while delivering value for money for the taxpayer. This includes consideration of options for using alternative funding to cover the section of HS2 from Old Oak Common to Euston.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-20T12:55:05.133Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T12:55:05.133Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1688864
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-13more like thismore than 2024-02-13
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 Electric Vehicles: Charging Points more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what funding they have made available in the past 12 months to (1) motorists, and (2) local authorities, for cross pavement charging solutions for electric vehicles. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL2450 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grant (EVCG) scheme provides support for those who own and live in a flat, or rent any residential property, to install a chargepoint at their property. In October 2023, as part of the Plan for Drivers, the Government announced plans to widen eligibility of the EVCG scheme to include cross-pavement solutions, to make EV ownership a more practical option for those without off-street parking.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working closely with local authorities to support the transition to electric vehicles and facilitate easier, accessible charging. The £381 million Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Fund (LEVI) supports local authorities in England to work with industry and transform the availability of charging for drivers without off-street parking. As part of this, the Government will fund gullies and in-pavement channels where these form part of local plans.</p><p> </p><p>The LEVI Pilot, launched in August 2022, and expanded further into February 2023, awarded almost £62 million public and industry funding to 25 local authorities across England. This portfolio will deliver close to 3,400 public chargepoints and 1,000 gullies.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T12:25:50.997Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T12:25:50.997Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1688803
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
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 Railway Stations: Advertising more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 12 February (HL1997), whether rules similar to Network Rail's code of acceptance for commercial advertising apply to non-commercial displays of political messaging. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lucas more like this
uin HL2396 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>The rules of Network Rail’s code of acceptance for commercial advertising apply to non-commercial displays.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-20T12:34:51.323Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T12:34:51.323Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
1879
label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1688755
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-09more like thismore than 2024-02-09
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 Motorway Service Areas: Charging Points more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 7 February (HL1914), what assessment they have made of recent findings by the RAC that only 39 per cent of motorway services in England have at least six rapid or ultra-rapid chargers for electric vehicles; and what assessment they have made of why their target for 100 per cent of motorway services in England to have at least six rapid or ultra-rapid chargers by the end of 2023 has not been met. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Birt more like this
uin HL2356 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>There are now 800 open-access (can be used with any electric vehicle) rapid (50kW) and ultra-rapid (150Kw+) chargepoints at motorway service areas (MSAs) in England. More than 565 of these chargepoints are ultra-rapid. This is a substantial increase of over 300 ultra-rapid chargers at MSAs in the last year and 97% of MSAs now have open-access charging.</p><p>56 of the 114 MSA (49%) sites now have at least six ultra-rapid open access chargepoints.</p><p>A major challenge is securing the electrical capacity required at sites which can be remote. A £70m pilot for the Rapid Charging Fund opened for applications, specifically targeting MSAs in England.</p><p>As well as securing power to a site, other barriers include land configuration, consents issues, and planning and wayleave blockers.</p><p>Government is working closely with the distribution network operators, MSA operators, chargepoint operators and other key stakeholders in industry on wider challenges to chargepoint rollout and overcoming barriers at those sites that still need to reach their baseline provision.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T12:20:15.16Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T12:20:15.16Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
2533
label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1688772
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-09more like thismore than 2024-02-09
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 Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles: Insurance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to mitigate the rising cost of insurance for electric and hybrid vehicles. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Truscott more like this
uin HL2373 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Department for Transport officials regularly liaise with representatives of the motor insurance industry on a variety of issues such as the cost of insurance.</p><p>It is the responsibility of individual motor insurers to set their premiums and the terms and conditions of their policies, and the Government does not intervene or seek to control the market.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Department will continue to engage with motor insurance stakeholders to understand the challenges facing motor insurance providers and any potential solutions. The Government is determined that insurers should treat customers fairly, and firms are required to do so under the Financial Conduct Authority rules.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-20T12:48:19.38Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T12:48:19.38Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
3682
label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1688711
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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 Motorway Service Areas: Charging Points more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many motorway service stations do not have chargepoints for electric vehicles. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Birt more like this
uin HL2317 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>Out of 114 motorway service areas in England, only three do not have any open-access (can be used with any vehicle) chargepoints. These are Leicester Forest East Southbound, Leicester Forest East Northbound and Tebay Southbound. However, Tebay Southbound does have Tesla only chargepoints.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T10:25:56.233Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T10:25:56.233Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
2533
label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1688740
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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 Tankers: English Channel more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of ships in the ‘dark fleet’ passing through the English Channel carrying Russian oil and oil products in (1) 2020, (2) 2021, (3) 2022, and (4) 2023. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
uin HL2346 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answer text <p>Definitions of the ‘shadow fleet’ or ‘dark fleet’ vary and so it is not possible to provide accurate figures in relation to the English Channel. This practice has emerged since the introduction of the Russian Oil Services ban and Oil Price Cap Exception by the Price Cap Coalition of the G7, the European Union and Australia in December 2022.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Joint Maritime Security Centre provides Department for Transport officials with daily vessel tracking reports for Vessels of Interest within or thought to be heading towards the UK Marine Area. This can include ships where a Russian link is identified, or where the vessel has transited from a Russian port, or engaged in a Ship-to-Ship transfer with a vessel which has departed from a Russian port.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-14T15:50:22.547Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-14T15:50:22.547Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
4308
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1688741
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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 Tankers: Insurance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether emergency planning is in hand in the event of an uninsured tanker leaking oil in British waters. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
uin HL2347 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answer text <p>Regardless of the insurance status of a vessel, the UK has well-established plans/protocols for the response to an oil spill. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is the National Competent Authority for at-sea pollution response. MCA Counter Pollution and Salvage (CPS), under the direction of HM Coastguard, are custodians of the national pollution response resources which comprise specialist oil containment and recovery equipment and dispersant. These are supported by manned aircraft for spill surveillance, verification and quantification and aerial dispersant spraying capability. Personnel and resources are in place 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and provide an incident management and response capability anywhere within the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Regular exercises are undertaken to test national multi-agency spill response procedures.</p><p>Whilst shoreline pollution response is led by local authorities and devolved nations, MCA CPS will support pollution response along the UK shoreline using nationally held containment and recovery capability held in the stockpiles.</p><p>Incident management, specialist response teams, and liaison personnel are also available and will be activated by the MCA as required. As with at-sea pollution response, regular engagement with local authorities in response exercises is undertaken. The resources held by the MCA are commensurate with a Tier 3 national response requirement as described within the National Contingency Plan for Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations.</p>
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-14T15:49:42.34Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-14T15:49:42.34Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
4308
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1688743
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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 Tankers: English Channel more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether they keep records of the occasions when oil tankers in the English Channel have turned off their transponders. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
uin HL2349 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-14more like thismore than 2024-02-14
answer text <p>This data is not regularly collated in this form. The Joint Maritime Security Centre provides regular reporting on vessels of interest in the UK Marine Area.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-14T15:48:10.387Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-14T15:48:10.387Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
4308
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this