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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, how the (a) Northern Lighthouse Board and (b) Maritime and Coastguard Agency responded to 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 220545 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
answer text <p>After the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) received a report of a capsized hull in the Pentland Firth Her Majesty’s Coastguard immediately coordinated a search and rescue (SAR) response. The SAR response included four lifeboats, two SAR helicopters and other vessels in the Pentland Firth area. The emergency towing vessel was sent to mark the position of the capsized ship and to offer expert advice on any salvage effort. Five Coastguard Rescue Teams, based either on Orkney or on the north Scottish coast, assisted in the search.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) sent its lighthouse vessel PHAROS to the area to determine if the wreck was a hazard to navigation and to survey the seabed to locate the CEMFJORD. The wreck was found close to its final reported sinking position at a depth of around 70m, and is not a hazard to shipping.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA also arranged for additional flying of its surveillance aircraft to check that there were no signs of the crew in liferafts.</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 2015-01-19T10:46:42.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T10:46:42.547Z
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
518325
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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 Wrecks: Hebrides 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 suspend the procurement exercise for the recovery of the FV Louisa pending investigation of the tendering process for that recovery. more like this
tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
uin 36897 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>The fishing vessel <em>Louisa</em> sank off the Scottish coast on 9 April 2016. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) is seeking to raise the vessel as part of its investigation to establish the causes and circumstances of the accident.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s procurement experts have independently reviewed the processes undertaken by the MAIB in awarding the contract to recover the <em>Louisa</em>. It is clear from that review that the MAIB’s evaluation team followed the process as set out in the tender document and in a fair and transparent manner. I am therefore satisfied that there are no grounds for the procurement process to be suspended.</p><p> </p><p>This sinking resulted in the deaths of three fishermen and the vessel should be recovered as soon as possible to give the investigation team the strongest possibility of understanding the reasons why this tragic accident occurred.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-12T08:14:03.31Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T08:14:03.31Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Sir Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
4383
label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
777037
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
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: British Overseas Territories 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 wrecks have been recovered in each of the Overseas Territories since the introduction of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks by the UK in 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 109445 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
answer text <p>No wrecks have been recovered from the waters surrounding any of the Overseas Territories since the introduction of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks by the UK in 2015.</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 2017-10-26T15:04:33.053Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T15:04:33.053Z
answering member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1105919
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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 Wow Air: Insolvency 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 advice and support his Department is providing to consumers affected by the failure of Wow Air. more like this
tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Girvan more like this
uin 238411 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
answer text <p>Wow Air was an airline based in Iceland operating under an Icelandic Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and was not regulated in the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). In line with previous insolvencies of non-UK regulated airlines, both the CAA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have issued advice for affected passengers on their websites.</p><p>Given the number of consumers affected, the CAA believes that there is sufficient capacity available in the market for passengers to make their own travel arrangements. The CAA has put in place comprehensive consumer advice to support this. The majority of passengers will be able to recover costs through their credit /debit card bookings, or from travel insurance.</p><p>The Department recognises that this is a disruptive time for passengers, and the Government’s immediate priority is to support those affected. The Government will continue to monitor the situation and work with the CAA and industry to ensure the correct advice is easily available to those UK citizens affected by the Insolvency of Wow Air.</p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-04T10:57:34.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T10:57:34.707Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4633
label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1486744
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-07-05more like thismore than 2022-07-05
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 World Heritage Sites: Stonehenge more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the findings by the Examining Authority and the Secretary of State for Transport that the Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme would cause "significant harm" to the World Heritage Site, and the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's opinion that the scheme would adversely impact on the outstanding value of the World Heritage Site, whether the contingent heritage valuation survey which makes up 73 per cent of the Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme's expected benefits has been re-run. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL1494 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-07-12more like thismore than 2022-07-12
answer text <p>Following an Order of the High Court made on 30 July 2021, the decision, dated 12 November 2020, to grant development consent for the application by National Highways (formerly Highways England) for the proposed A303 Stonehenge scheme was quashed. The Secretary of State is currently re-determining the application.</p><p>All further details on the re-determination process are published on the schemes project page on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.</p><p>As this is now a live planning application, I am unable to comment further.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-07-12T13:39:46.197Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-12T13:39:46.197Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1486745
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-07-05more like thismore than 2022-07-05
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 World Heritage Sites: Stonehenge more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by National Highways that the Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme would "protect and enhance" the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, in light of the findings by the Examining Authority and the Secretary of State for Transport that the scheme would cause "significant harm" to the World Heritage Site. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL1495 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-07-12more like thismore than 2022-07-12
answer text <p>Following an Order of the High Court made on 30 July 2021, the decision, dated 12 November 2020, to grant development consent for the application by National Highways (formerly Highways England) for the proposed A303 Stonehenge scheme was quashed. The Secretary of State is currently re-determining the application.</p><p>All further details on the re-determination process are published on the schemes project page on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.</p><p>As this is now a live planning application, I am unable to comment further.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-07-12T13:39:40.09Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-12T13:39:40.09Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1415757
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-01-24more like thismore than 2022-01-24
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 World Expo: Dubai 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, whether his Department has allocated (a) funding and (b) staff to the Government’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
uin 110333 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-01-27more like thismore than 2022-01-27
answer text <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) has provided £3m funding towards the costs of the Government’s pavilion at ExPo 2020 Dubai.</p><p>Staffing of the Government’s pavilion is the responsibility of the Department for International Trade, therefore no DfT staff have been assigned to work at the pavilion.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-01-27T13:25:24.013Zmore like thismore than 2022-01-27T13:25:24.013Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4030
label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
874380
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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 Work in Fishing Convention more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to lay before Parliament the statutory instruments necessary to implement the European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Work in Fishing Convention) Order 2018; and whether they intend that those statutory instruments should be approved by both Houses before the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL6763 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
answer text <p>The European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Work in Fishing Convention) Order 2018 will provide the powers to fully implement the International Labour Organization’s Work in Fishing Convention (No. 188). The Government intends to lay the statutory instruments implementing the Convention in summer 2018. These instruments will be laid under negative procedure.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-04-13T12:04:12.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-13T12:04:12.047Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
176277
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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 Woodhead Line: Tunnels more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of using the Woodhead rail tunnel for high voltage power cables; and whether it will affect future use of the tunnel for modern rail transport. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL4535 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
answer text <p>The Government announced on 5 November 2013 that it would not be purchasing the Victorian rail tunnels at Woodhead on the former Manchester to Sheffield line from National Grid in order to instigate an inspection and maintenance regime on those tunnels. This decision, taken following consultation with 40 local MPs, statutory bodies, and Network Rail reflected the following key considerations:</p><p> </p><p>a) The Government has committed funding to the Northern Hub programme. This includes schemes to increase capacity and line speeds on the Hope Valley route between Manchester and Sheffield.</p><p> </p><p>b) A study carried out by Network Rail indicates that demand for travel between Manchester and Sheffield could more than double in thirty years. With the planned investment, the Hope Valley line and its trains could accommodate this growth. If freight grows, schemes have also been identified which could enable more freight trains to run.</p><p> </p><p>c) The Victorian tunnels were not in a good condition and would have required on-going funding to keep them in a condition necessary for possible re-use. These costs would have fallen on the taxpayer or meant less money for other vital rail investment in the north.</p><p> </p><p>d) If an additional rail route is required between Manchester and Sheffield, it is unlikely that even the modern tunnel at Woodhead would be suitable for re-use and, given advances in tunnelling technology as witnessed by Crossrail, the best solution is most likely to be the construction of a new tunnel.</p><p> </p><p>Further background to this decision can be found in my statement: <em>Official Report, </em>5 November 2013, Column WS12.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-02-06T11:42:53.23Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T11:42:53.23Z
answering member
1557
label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
347716
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
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 Woodhead Line: Tunnels 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 recent assessment he has made of the condition of the Woodhead Tunnels and their suitability for potential transport use in future; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Reynolds more like this
uin 666 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
answer text <p>The previous Government announced on 5 November 2013 that it would not be purchasing the Victorian rail tunnels at Woodhead on the former Manchester to Sheffield line from National Grid in order to instigate an inspection and maintenance regime on those tunnels. That decision, taken following consultation with 40 local MPs, statutory bodies, and Network Rail reflected the following key considerations:</p><p> </p><p>· The Government has committed funding to the Northern Hub programme. This includes schemes to increase capacity and line speeds on the Hope Valley route between Manchester and Sheffield.</p><p> </p><p>· A study carried out by Network Rail had indicated that demand for travel between Manchester and Sheffield could more than double in thirty years. With the planned investment, the Hope Valley line and its trains could accommodate this growth. If freight grows, schemes have also been identified which could enable more freight trains to run.</p><p> </p><p>· The Victorian tunnels were not in a good condition and would have required on-going funding to keep them in a condition necessary for possible re-use. These costs would have fallen on the taxpayer or meant less money for other vital rail investment in the north.</p><p> </p><p>· If an additional rail route were required between Manchester and Sheffield, it is unlikely that even the modern tunnel at Woodhead would be suitable for re-use and, given advances in tunnelling technology as witnessed by Crossrail, the best solution would most likely be the construction of a new tunnel.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Devizes more like this
answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-09T09:17:37.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T09:17:37.817Z
answering member
3974
label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
tabling member
4119
label Biography information for Jonathan Reynolds more like this