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1716656
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-08more like thismore than 2024-05-08
answering body
Wales Office more like this
answering dept id 28 more like this
answering dept short name Wales more like this
answering dept sort name Wales more like this
hansard heading Wales Office: Departmental Responsibilities more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many times since 1 January they have met Ministers of the Welsh Government. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
uin HL4467 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-16more like thismore than 2024-05-16
answer text <p>My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales have met Ministers of the Welsh Government nine times since 1 January.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Harlech more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-16T13:04:02.233Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-16T13:04:02.233Z
answering member
4928
label Biography information for Lord Harlech more like this
tabling member
4303
label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1716660
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-08more like thismore than 2024-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
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: Freight more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage more freight on to rail for efficiency and environmental reasons; and to improve Ely Junction to facilitate goods travelling by rail from east coast ports and elsewhere in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
uin HL4471 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-16more like thismore than 2024-05-16
answer text <p>The Government is committed to growing rail freight to unlock the economic and environmental benefits it can deliver. We are undertaking a number of initiatives including setting a long-term growth target of increasing freight moved by rail by at least 75% by 2050, which was announced in December 2023, and a review of the Mode Shift Revenue Support scheme. Network Rail also continues to work closely with freight operators to improve performance and efficient use of the network.</p><p> </p><p>The October 2023 Network North announcement confirmed Government’s support for the Ely Area Capacity Enhancement. The next stage of work for the scheme will involve detailed design work, development of a Full Business Case and beginning the process for securing delivery powers (for example, a Transport and Works Act Order).</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-16T16:00:35.153Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-16T16:00:35.153Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
384
label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1716661
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-08more like thismore than 2024-05-08
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Coastal Erosion: Churches more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what funding they have made available to protect churchyards from coastal erosion where (1) the church is of historical significance, or (2) family members of those recently buried in the churchyard reside in the local community. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Newcastle more like this
uin HL4472 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-17more like thismore than 2024-05-17
answer text <p>The Government is investing £5.6 billion between 2021 and 2027 to better protect communities across England from flooding and coastal erosion. This investment includes a record £5.2 billion capital investment programme, as well as the £200 million Flood and Coastal Innovation Programme (FCIP).</p><p> </p><p>Schemes are valued and prioritised using the Government’s Partnership Funding policy, with the amount of funding a scheme can attract dependent on the damages it will avoid and the benefits it will deliver. The impact on heritage assets and churchyards are included as part of this calculation.</p><p> </p><p>In areas where a heritage asset is assessed to be invaluable, only schemes protecting the asset can be shortlisted.</p><p> </p><p>The Third National Adaptation Programme details how Government and its agencies plan to protect cultural heritage from a changing climate, including implications for our coastal heritage due to flooding and coastal erosion.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on managing the impacts of coastal erosion on heritage features can be found on Historic England's website, alongside details of available grants for heritage.</p>
answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
grouped question UIN HL4421 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-17T13:25:36.023Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-17T13:25:36.023Z
answering member
5006
label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
tabling member
4996
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Newcastle more like this
1716663
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-08more like thismore than 2024-05-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Radiotherapy: Costs more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the HERO (Health Economics in Radiation Oncology) study published by the UK Radiotherapy Board, which is the first report to estimate the cost of radiotherapy services in England. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
uin HL4474 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-16more like thismore than 2024-05-16
answer text <p>Since 2016, there has been significant investment in radiotherapy equipment, so that every radiotherapy provider had access to modern, cutting-edge radiotherapy equipment, enabling the rollout of new techniques like stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. The total central investment made between 2016 and 2021 was £162 million, and enabled the replacement or upgrade of approximately 100 radiotherapy treatment machines. This is investment on top of that committed by National Health Service trusts, either from their own capital budgets or via donations. From April 2022, the responsibility for investing in new radiotherapy machines sits with local systems. This is supported by the 2021 spending review, which set aside £12 billion in operational capital for the NHS.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
grouped question UIN HL4475 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-16T16:30:12.393Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-16T16:30:12.393Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
4130
label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
1716664
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-08more like thismore than 2024-05-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Radiotherapy: Costs more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current cost of radiotherapy services in England, following the publication of the HERO (Health Economics in Radiation Oncology) report by the UK Radiotherapy Board. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
uin HL4475 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-16more like thismore than 2024-05-16
answer text <p>Since 2016, there has been significant investment in radiotherapy equipment, so that every radiotherapy provider had access to modern, cutting-edge radiotherapy equipment, enabling the rollout of new techniques like stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. The total central investment made between 2016 and 2021 was £162 million, and enabled the replacement or upgrade of approximately 100 radiotherapy treatment machines. This is investment on top of that committed by National Health Service trusts, either from their own capital budgets or via donations. From April 2022, the responsibility for investing in new radiotherapy machines sits with local systems. This is supported by the 2021 spending review, which set aside £12 billion in operational capital for the NHS.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Markham more like this
grouped question UIN HL4474 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-16T16:30:12.44Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-16T16:30:12.44Z
answering member
4948
label Biography information for Lord Markham more like this
tabling member
4130
label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
1716673
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-08more like thismore than 2024-05-08
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Welsh Language more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have closed the Welsh language provision of the Department for Work and Pensions bereavement service; and, if so, when and why. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Smith of Llanfaes more like this
uin HL4484 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-17more like thismore than 2024-05-17
answer text <p>The Welsh language provision of DWP’s Bereavement Service has not been closed down.</p><p>The Bereavement Service includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Making an application for a Bereavement Support Payment</li><li>Reporting a death</li><li>Applying for Funeral Expenses</li></ul><p> </p><p>Bereavement teams within Regional Pension Centres (RPCs) provide this service. A Welsh team in Swansea Pension Centre supports the Welsh language service. This can be accessed by calling 0800 731 0453.</p><p> </p><p>Those reporting a death, who have a Tell Us Once Reference Number, provided by the Registrar, can report a death on-line through the Tell Us Once service, which is also available in Welsh [<a href="https://www.gov.uk/ar-ol-marwolaeth/dywedwch-wrthym-unwaith" target="_blank">Beth i'w wneud ar ôl i rywun farw: Dywedwch Wrthym Unwaith -GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)</a>] or by calling 0800 085 7308 and selecting option 1 to speak to someone in Welsh. For those without a Tell Us Once Reference Number, the death can be reported by calling the Welsh Bereavement Service helpline on 0800 731 0453.</p><p> </p><p>The Bereavement Support Payment can also be claimed online in Welsh [<a href="https://www.gov.uk/taliad-cymorth-profedigaeth/sut-i-wneud-cais" target="_blank">Taliad Cymorth Profedigaeth: Sut i wneud cais - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)</a>].</p><p> </p><p>Information relating to Bereavement can be found on GOV.UK in both Welsh and English.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-17T11:39:29.937Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-17T11:39:29.937Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
5023
label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Llanfaes more like this
1716686
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-08more like thismore than 2024-05-08
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Seaweed more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assess the impacts, whether positive or negative, on biodiversity and nature recovery of the establishment of seaweed farms in coastal waters. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Teverson more like this
uin HL4490 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-15more like thismore than 2024-05-15
answer text <p>The Marine Management Organisation assesses all licence applications for seaweed farms in its jurisdiction, including their potential impacts on the environment and other sea uses, on a case-by-case basis. More generally, research commissioned as part of Defra’s £37m marine Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment (mNCEA) programme includes considering the services provided by farmed and wild kelp and impacts on the environment and people.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Benyon more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-15T13:54:32.723Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-15T13:54:32.723Z
answering member
1547
label Biography information for Lord Benyon more like this
tabling member
3789
label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1715928
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-07more like thismore than 2024-05-07
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
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: Standards more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many signal failures there were on the rail system in the last year for which data are available; and how the rate of failure in the UK compares with rail systems in other leading countries. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Birt more like this
uin HL4378 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-16more like thismore than 2024-05-16
answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Network Rail metric for signalling failures indicates there were 2,936 signal failures on the rail system in Great Britain for the period 2023 to 2024. Network Rail does not hold data on how the rate of signal failures compares with other countries.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-16T15:42:58.023Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-16T15:42:58.023Z
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
1715930
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-07more like thismore than 2024-05-07
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
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 Network Rail: Roads more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government for each of the past five years, how much money has been spent by Network Rail on footpaths and roads next to railway lines for use by rail staff and workers, and how many miles have been completed. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL4380 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-16more like thismore than 2024-05-16
answer text <p>Network Rail does not have a complete inventory of constructed pathways on its infrastructure. Network Rail is looking to tender a piece of work to use satellite imagery to identify the constructed pathways adjacent to the running railway.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-16T15:42:49.17Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-16T15:42:49.17Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1715931
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2024-05-07more like thismore than 2024-05-07
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
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: Access more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what plans if any they have to provide level access on to trains by (1) lowering the track bed, (2) raising platforms, or (3) purchasing trains with a lower central section between the wheel bogies; and if not, why none of these options is acceptable. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL4381 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-05-16more like thismore than 2024-05-16
answer text <p>The Government appreciates how frustrating the issue of the difference in platform-to-train gap can be for passengers with disabilities and we remain committed to ensuring that all passengers have the same opportunities to travel on the rail network.</p><p>Gaps can vary at stations across the network, due to both the design of the station and the platforms at the time of construction, sometimes more than a hundred years ago. It also has to vary according to the type of services which use the line, for example, high-speed, commuter and freight trains.</p><p>The rail industry takes several approaches to improving the stepping distance between platform and train, for example the Department for Transport has funded a number of raised sections of platforms across the country to provide level boarding on to trains e.g. Harrington, Whaley Bridge and Ty Croes. However, these may not be suitable for all locations.</p><p>There are also 378 carriages forming 58 trains currently in service with Greater Anglia that have lower floor sections with in-built ramps. Under delivery are a further 133 carriages forming 35 trains for Transport for Wales and 208 carriages forming 54 trains for Merseyrail, all of which have in-built ramps.</p>
answering member printed Lord Davies of Gower more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-05-16T15:41:47.38Zmore like thismore than 2024-05-16T15:41:47.38Z
answering member
4499
label Biography information for Lord Davies of Gower more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this