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1699003
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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: Concessions 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 support the introduction of a railcard equivalent with a discount of a third for off-peak rail travel for people (a) living and (b) working in the north of England. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
tabling member printed
Fabian Hamilton more like this
uin 20524 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>There are a range of existing railcards that offer one third off most rail fares that are available to people living and working in the north of England; these include the Senior Railcard, the 26-30 Railcard and the Disabled Persons Railcard.</p><p>Any new discounts or concessions made to rail fares must consider the effect on a certain individual or group and be balanced against the financial impact on fare payers in general and the public purse.</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 2024-04-15T11:20:17.243Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T11:20:17.243Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
415
label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
1699075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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: 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that road safety improvements committed to in the register of undertakings and assurances for HS2 will be fulfilled. more like this
tabling member constituency North Shropshire more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Morgan more like this
uin 20826 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>The Secretary of State takes compliance with all HS2 undertakings and assurances (U&amp;As), including those which relate to road safety, very seriously. In most cases, day to day responsibility for compliance is delegated to HS2 Ltd or the relevant contractor. HS2 Ltd completes regular reviews of each U&amp;A on the register and ensures that a suitable plan for compliance with each U&amp;A is in place. HS2 Ltd also records evidence to demonstrate compliance and performs risk-based assurance. Overall compliance is monitored by the Department.</p><p> </p><p>Assurance #2047 on the register committed the Government to provide up to £30 million to improve road safety along the HS2 line of route. The Department informed relevant local authorities of their allocations from this HS2 Road Safety Fund in 2017. Since then, local authorities have been drawing down these funds for use in accordance with their own locally agreed priorities.</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 2024-04-15T11:06:48.33Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T11:06:48.33Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4934
label Biography information for Helen Morgan more like this
1699076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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: Compensation 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 his Department will take steps to provide compensation to town and parish councils for time spent on (a) applications and (b) other work linked to sections of the HS2 that have been cancelled. more like this
tabling member constituency North Shropshire more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Morgan more like this
uin 20827 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>Policy changes are a common feature of Government and there is no mechanism or precedent for compensating local authorities or councils for abortive costs incurred as a result of changes in Government policy. Providing compensation in this instance would create wide-ranging and repercussive consequences for the taxpayer. Whilst abortive costs are unfortunate, they should be seen in the context of a broader package of support for local authorities that the Government is providing through Network North. For instance, a new £2.5 billion fund for local transport across all areas in the North outside the six city regions – smaller cities, counties, towns and countryside and as well as a new £3.3 billion fund for road resurfacing in the North.</p><p> </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 2024-04-15T13:51:46.487Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T13:51:46.487Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4934
label Biography information for Helen Morgan more like this
1699077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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: 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, how much money has been allocated from the HS2 Road Safety Fund in (a) total and (b) each local authority area. more like this
tabling member constituency North Shropshire more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Morgan more like this
uin 20828 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>The total amount that has been allocated from the HS2 Road Safety Fund is £29,660,000. This has been allocated to local authorities as set out in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Road Safety Fund</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local authority</p></td><td><p>Allocation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Camden</p></td><td><p>£2,425,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Westminster</p></td><td><p>£1,560,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ealing</p></td><td><p>£1,010,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hillingdon</p></td><td><p>£645,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hertfordshire</p></td><td><p>£1,165,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oxfordshire</p></td><td><p>£1,140,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Solihull</p></td><td><p>£2,435,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>£2,660,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warwickshire</p></td><td><p>£8,045,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northamptonshire</p></td><td><p>£1,650,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Staffordshire</p></td><td><p>£2,975,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buckinghamshire</p></td><td><p>£3,950,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£29,660,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Huw Merriman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-15T10:58:02.417Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T10:58:02.417Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4934
label Biography information for Helen Morgan more like this
1699173
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of the brightness of LED headlights on local communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 20728 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>All types of road vehicle headlamps are designed, tested and approved to internationally recognised standards to help prevent undue glare on a broad range of roads and environments. However, the Government is aware of concerns raised by members of the public and we intend to commission independent research shortly.</p><p> </p><p>While there are clear safety, security and economic benefits associated with the use of LED lighting, the scientific evidence base on its adverse effects is less advanced. The government is committed to improving the evidence base to ensure we understand the effects more fully before making further policy interventions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-15T14:00:50.83Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T14:00:50.83Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1699191
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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 Rolling Stock: Procurement 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 publish his Department's strategy on rolling stock procurement. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 20702 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>I wrote to train manufacturers in January 2024 to provide an overview of current and expected rolling stock opportunities, which include upcoming competitions being run by Northern, Southeastern, TransPennine and Chiltern. This is published on-line here <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-and-expected-rolling-stock-procurement-opportunities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-and-expected-rolling-stock-procurement-opportunities</a>. These contracts are worth an estimated £3.6 billion alongside significant maintenance and refurbishment opportunities. I have asked my officials to consider what additional information we could provide to the market in the coming months.</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 2024-04-15T16:16:27.6Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T16:16:27.6Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1699192
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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 Avanti West Coast and South Western Railway: Contracts 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 merits of extending the (a) Avanti and (b) South Western train contracts. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
tabling member printed
Louise Haigh more like this
uin 20703 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>For Avanti West Coast (AWC), no assessment has been made as the operator has a contract with a core term until 15 October 2026, after which the Department can terminate the contract at any point with three months' notice.</p><p> </p><p>The National Rail Contract for South Western Railway ends in May 2025 having been extended by the maximum two-year period to a maximum term of four years. A Prior Information Notice was issued on 2 April 2024 setting out the Department’s intention to seek to obtain a Direct Award with SWR at the end of the current contract. The proposed Direct Award is expected to have a core term of three years and a potential maximum term of up to eight years.</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 2024-04-15T15:26:30.87Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T15:26:30.87Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1699193
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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 Bus Services: Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 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 funding his Department provides to local authorities to ensure the maintenance of cross-boundary bus services in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Owen more like this
uin 20784 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>In England, the majority of bus services outside London operate on a commercial basis. Where commercial service provision is insufficient to meet the needs of local communities, local authorities can subsidise bus services where this represents value for money. This ensures that service provision is aligned with local needs. In instances where bus services cross local authority boundaries, the Department for Transport expects the relevant local authorities to work closely with operators and passengers to ensure the delivery of bus services that reflect local need.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of local bus services to ensuring communities can stay connected and has announced over £4.5 billion to support and improve bus services since 2020. This includes over £2 billion to help local authorities deliver their Bus Service Improvement Plans, of which Central Bedfordshire Council and Hertfordshire County Council have been allocated over £4.4 million and £32.7 million respectively between 2022/23 and 2024/25.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also makes over £200 million available to bus operators every year through the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) to help them maintain their networks. A further £42 million in BSOG funding is provided directly to local authorities to help subsidise socially necessary bus services that might otherwise be commercially unviable. Central Bedfordshire Council receives £136,394 and Hertfordshire County Council receives over £1.2 million of this funding every year.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
grouped question UIN 20785 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-15T11:22:56.357Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T11:22:56.357Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4777
label Biography information for Sarah Owen more like this
1699194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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 Bus Services: Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 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 his Department has made of the adequacy of funding for local bus services across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Owen more like this
uin 20785 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>In England, the majority of bus services outside London operate on a commercial basis. Where commercial service provision is insufficient to meet the needs of local communities, local authorities can subsidise bus services where this represents value for money. This ensures that service provision is aligned with local needs. In instances where bus services cross local authority boundaries, the Department for Transport expects the relevant local authorities to work closely with operators and passengers to ensure the delivery of bus services that reflect local need.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of local bus services to ensuring communities can stay connected and has announced over £4.5 billion to support and improve bus services since 2020. This includes over £2 billion to help local authorities deliver their Bus Service Improvement Plans, of which Central Bedfordshire Council and Hertfordshire County Council have been allocated over £4.4 million and £32.7 million respectively between 2022/23 and 2024/25.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also makes over £200 million available to bus operators every year through the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) to help them maintain their networks. A further £42 million in BSOG funding is provided directly to local authorities to help subsidise socially necessary bus services that might otherwise be commercially unviable. Central Bedfordshire Council receives £136,394 and Hertfordshire County Council receives over £1.2 million of this funding every year.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
grouped question UIN 20784 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-15T11:22:56.323Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T11:22:56.323Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4777
label Biography information for Sarah Owen more like this
1699200
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
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: Horse Riding 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 his Department is taking to help improve the safety of (a) horses and (b) horse riders on roads. more like this
tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
tabling member printed
Rosie Duffield more like this
uin 20740 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-15more like thismore than 2024-04-15
answer text <p>The Government takes the safety of horse riders and other vulnerable road users very seriously and is committed to reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on England’s roads.</p><p> </p><p>Following Parliamentary approval, The Highway Code was updated on 29 January 2022 to include changes to improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders.</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 2024-04-15T11:18:28.55Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-15T11:18:28.55Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4616
label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this