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100048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Main Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they consider that the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line will have on the premium payments generated by the Intercity East Coast franchise. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2254 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport has forecast premiums for the purposes of the competition for the InterCity East Coast franchise. These forecasts take into account Grand Central’s access rights at their current levels. The Invitation to Tender for the InterCity East Coast franchise competition includes a Risk Assumption relating to the impact of an expansion of Open Access operations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:25:22.6907056Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:25:22.6907056Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
star this property tabling member
2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100049
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Main Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line require them to pay the same access charge as Intercity East Coast; and, if not, why not. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL2255 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Grand Central will not pay the same access charges as Intercity East Coast as Open Access Operators do not pay Fixed Track Access Charges (FTAC). However, both Franchised and Open Access Operators pay Variable Track Access Charges (VTAC) since these are set to reflect the direct ‘wear and tear’ costs that train services impose on the network when they are run.</p><p> </p><p>For Control Period 5 (CP5) the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has held <ins class="ministerial">the Capacity Charge element of VTAC at CP4 levels for services currently run by existing passenger Open Access Operators, however they will pay CP5 rates for any additional or new services whilst any new entrant Open Access Operator will pay CP4 rates on services below a set threshold and CP5 rates on services above that threshold. </ins><del class="ministerial">Open Access (both passenger and freight) VTAC at CP4 levels, whilst</del> Franchised Operators pay the new, higher CP5 rates<del class="ministerial">.</del> <ins class="ministerial">for both existing and new services.  However, this is the only element of VTAC that is calculated on a different basis.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:24:42.437Z
star this property question first ministerially corrected
less than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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24717
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
star this property answering member
1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
star this property tabling member
2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
100067
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a policy of encouraging rail operators to convert first class carriages to standard class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2273 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Government specifies high level capacity requirements and expects the industry to determine appropriate operational solutions based on local demand to deliver these requirements. Where appropriate, this may include providing additional seating capacity in standard class carriages through conversion of first class carriages. While it is not our general policy to require operators to convert first class carriages to standard class, the Government would expect operators to consider the appropriate mix of standard and first class provision in meeting local demand for their services. In the case of the recent Virgin West Coast and First Great Western Direct Awards, the Government has contracted with the operators to provide additional capacity in this way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:47:05.1699044Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:47:05.1699044Z
star this property answering member
1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
100068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Main Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether East Coast Rail has carried out any study or projections of what would be the effect of converting one carriage on the East Coast intercity from first class to second class. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2274 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>East Coast has conducted some limited analysis on the effect of converting first to standard class carriages on the franchise. Their analysis shows that standard class is not currently capacity constrained. As such, they consider that there is no immediate demand for more standard class carriages and, especially considering the upcoming introduction of the new InterCity Express trains, such a conversion is not likely to provide the best outcome for East Coast passengers or taxpayers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:27:09.9865432Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:27:09.9865432Z
star this property answering member
1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1001909
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Concessions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research his Department has undertaken on the effect of recent reductions to funding for concessionary bus passes on adults with (a) learning difficulties and (b) autism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 188110 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Funding to local authorities for concessionary travel is not provided in isolation, but as part of their Local Government Finance Settlement. This Formula Grant funding is not ring-fenced, which enables authorities to make spending decisions that more closely match local needs and circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Eligibility for the statutory concession on medical grounds is assessed by local authorities on a case by case basis, using the seven criteria set down in legislation and supported by the Department’s published guidance.</p><p>Local authorities also have the powers to offer concessions over and above the statutory minimum, for instance by extending the concession to residents who may not qualify under the statutory criteria.</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 2018-11-13T14:39:39.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T14:39:39.24Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
4433
star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1001935
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aerospace Industry and Aviation: Research more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what target he has set for investment in research and development in the aviation and aerospace industries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188126 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport does not have specific targets for investment in research and development in the aviation and aerospace industries.</p> more like this
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 2018-11-15T15:14:09.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:14:09.04Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4269
star this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1001951
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2018 to Question 177313 on Driving under Influence, and with reference to the 2017 Institute of Alcohol Studies report Running on empty: Drink driving law enforcement in England which found that the number of breath tests performed reduced by one quarter between 2011 and 2015, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of rigorous enforcement and serious penalties for drink drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 188130 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government has already introduced further measures to tackle drink drivers. Since 2015, repeat drink drivers must medically prove they are not alcohol dependent before getting their licence back, and the right to blood testing was removed for drivers who narrowly fail breathalyser tests. A £350,000 competition announced in June to develop a new mobile breathalyser for the police has also been completed and winning entries are currently undergoing testing.</p> more like this
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 2018-11-13T16:53:53.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T16:53:53.187Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1001960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Ports: Flags more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to ensure that the Red Ensign is flown at British ports after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 188010 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to offer a quality and attractive flag for shipping companies and we expect to see the Red Ensign flying not only in UK ports but around the world.</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 2018-11-12T13:31:04.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T13:31:04.523Z
star this property answering member
1413
star this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1001974
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cycling and Walking: Birmingham more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Birmingham City Council is planned to receive any funding from central government to implement the measures in the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 187997 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) provide a way for local areas to channel investment for cycling and walking from local funds and relevant national funding streams, such as the Transforming Cities Fund, Future High Streets Fund and the Housing Infrastructure Fund. It is for local authorities to decide on investment priorities for transport schemes at the local level.</p> more like this
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 2018-11-14T14:19:03.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:19:03.11Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
304
star this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
1001983
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of service cancellations by Northern Rail since April 2018; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those service cancellations on passenger outcomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
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Mark Menzies more like this
star this property uin 188139 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Since April 2018 the number of Northern services cancelled have been 12,076. This consists of Northern responsible, Network Rail responsible, and Other Operators responsible full cancellations. As a result of the effect on passengers the Department ensured that an appropriate compensation package was provided by the rail industry for those most affected.</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 2018-11-15T14:56:55.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:56:55.887Z
star this property answering member
3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
3998
star this property label Biography information for Mark Menzies more like this