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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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 Written Questions 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 estimate he has made of the savings to his Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems his Department has introduced or plans to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 218792 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>The Department for Transport has not made any assessment of the savings made from the Q&amp;A system.</p><p> </p><p>One of the benefits of the new system is the possibility for the reporting of the timeliness of answers to Parliamentary Questions to be delivered with greater consistency and accuracy across all answering bodies.</p><p> </p><p>It will be for the Procedure Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the new system in improving performance when it assesses the evidence following the end of the session.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T09:52:11.957Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T09:52:11.957Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
61810
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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 Written Questions 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 parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
tabling member printed
Alison Seabeck more like this
uin 200596 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
answer text <p>The Department for Transport gave a substantive answer to all parliamentary questions by the time of the 2014 prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-19T12:29:03.2350182Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:29:03.2350182Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
1552
label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
90880
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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 Written Questions 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 proportion of named day written questions were answered by his Department within the prescribed period in the (a) 2012-13 session, (b) 2013-14 session and (c) 2014-15 session to date. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
tabling member printed
Hilary Benn more like this
uin 208432 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
answer text <p> </p><p>Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February 2014 as HC1046. The report covering statistics relating to performance during the 2013-14 session will be published very shortly by the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport has answered all named day Parliamentary Questions in the 2014-15 session within the prescribed period.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-09-09T12:09:21.6512371Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T12:09:21.6512371Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
413
label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
1695330
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-12more like thismore than 2024-03-12
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 Wrexham, Shropshire & Midlands Railway 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 hold discussions with the (a) Directors of Wrexham, Shropshire & Midlands Railway and (b) Chief Executive of the Office of Rail and Road on the inclusion of Wellington in Shropshire in future services operated by Wrexham, Shropshire & Midlands Railway. more like this
tabling member constituency The Wrekin more like this
tabling member printed
Mark Pritchard more like this
uin 18095 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-03-20more like thismore than 2024-03-20
answer text <p>As part of the Industry Consultation, conducted by Network Rail, the Department for Transport reviewed the open access application from Wrexham, Shropshire and Midlands Railway and was supportive in principle of this application. Department for Transport officials have engaged with Directors at Wrexham, Shropshire and Midlands Railway and will continue to do so.</p><p> </p><p>Passenger open access operators are train operators that run services without contractual arrangements or direct support from Government. Decisions on access to the rail network are a matter for the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) in its role as independent regulator for the rail industry and the Department for Transport is unable to direct the ORR in its decision making. Should Wrexham, Shropshire and Midlands Railway wish to include Wellington in Shropshire in future open access proposals they will need to apply to the ORR in the usual manner.</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 2024-03-20T15:46:09.187Zmore like thismore than 2024-03-20T15:46:09.187Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
1576
label Biography information for Mark Pritchard more like this
173243
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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 Wrecks: Scotland 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 the Marine Accident Investigation Branch is taking to investigate the sinking of the cargo vessel, Cemfjord, in the Pentland Firth. more like this
tabling member constituency Angus more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Mike Weir more like this
uin 220502 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
answer text <p>The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has commenced an investigation of the accident in cooperation with the Cypriot, Danish and Polish accident investigation authorities. Initial indications are that <em>Cemfjord</em> capsized suddenly, soon after entering an area of extremely violent seas to the north-west of the island of Stroma; the weather and sea conditions in the Pentland Firth at the time were atrocious. It has also been established that the vessel did not transmit any form of distress signal.</p><p> </p><p>Key areas of investigation include: why the vessel foundered so rapidly; why none of the crew seem to have survived; and why it took so long for the alarm to be raised. To help answer some of these questions, the MAIB will be conducting a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) survey of the wreck when weather conditions allow.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions about any further investigation of the wreck in situ cannot be made until the results of the ROV survey have been assessed. The evidence collected thus far suggests no reason to consider raising the vessel and any attempt would be fraught with such technical and practical challenges that it may not be possible to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-15T16:20:01.197Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T16:20:01.197Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
1384
label Biography information for Mike Weir more like this
173244
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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 Wrecks: Scotland 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 representations he has received on the recovery of bodies from the sunken cargo vessel, Cemfjord, in the Pentland Firth. more like this
tabling member constituency Angus more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Mike Weir more like this
uin 220510 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
answer text <p>No representations have been made to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency about recovering bodies from the CEMFJORD.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-15T16:27:59.28Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T16:27:59.28Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
1384
label Biography information for Mike Weir more like this
173245
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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 Wrecks: Scotland 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 reasons for the length of time taken by the emergency towing vessel to respond to the foundering of the Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth. more like this
tabling member constituency Angus more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Mike Weir more like this
uin 220511 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
answer text <p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has considered their coordination of the response to the foundering of the CEMFJORD. The correct search and rescue (SAR) resources were sent at the correct time once Her Majesty’s Coastguard had received a report of a capsized hull. The SAR response included four lifeboats, two helicopters and other vessels in the Pentland Firth area.</p><p> </p><p>The emergency towing vessel was not sent as part of the SAR response but to mark the position of the capsized ship and to offer expert advice on any salvage effort.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-15T16:31:16.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T16:31:16.813Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
1384
label Biography information for Mike Weir more like this
173476
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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 Wrecks: Scotland 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 has taken to contact the families of the seafarers serving on the bulk carrier Cemfjord; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
tabling member printed
Katy Clark more like this
uin 220543 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
answer text <p>The Department has had no direct contact with the families of the seafarers serving on the <em>Cemfjord</em>. There were no Britons among its crew. The crew’s next of kin are being kept informed of developments in the investigation through the ship’s owner. Nevertheless, we will ensure that any information that becomes known is made available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-19T10:33:42.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T10:33:42.803Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
1590
label Biography information for Baroness Clark of Kilwinning more like this
173477
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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 Wrecks: Scotland 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 discussions he has had with representatives of the (a) Cyprus ship registery, (b) ship management company and (c) ship owner on the sinking of the Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth on 3 January 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
tabling member printed
Katy Clark more like this
uin 220546 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
answer text <p><strong> </strong>As part of its investigation into this tragic accident, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has made contact with all the key stakeholders and in particular with the Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee of Cyprus, which is providing its support in accordance with the requirements of Directive 2009/18/EC. Interviews and meetings will continue in the coming weeks.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-19T11:13:15.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T11:13:15.147Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
1590
label Biography information for Baroness Clark of Kilwinning more like this
173478
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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 Wrecks: Scotland 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, when he expects the Marine Accident Investigation Branch to produce initial findings from its investigation into the causes of the sinking of the bulk carrier Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth on 3 January 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
tabling member printed
Katy Clark more like this
uin 220544 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
answer text <p>In the absence of any survivors of this tragic accident, and with challenging weather and tidal conditions at the wreck site, it is unlikely that the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) will be able to establish the causes and circumstances for some time. The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has advised me that a full assessment of why the Cemfjord foundered will not be possible until a survey of the wreck site has been undertaken and analysed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-19T10:38:15.89Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T10:38:15.89Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
1590
label Biography information for Baroness Clark of Kilwinning more like this