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Business of the House (2 July 2015)

Angela Eagle: ...powerhouse has become a northern power cut. He has pulled the plug himself, scrapping £2 billion of improvements on rail routes to the north that he had been posing in front of just weeks before. They have also paused the midland main line upgrade and their pledge to electrify the TransPennine route, potentially wasting hundreds of millions of pounds in the process. In fact, the only...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways (2 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department attended meetings of (i) the Midland Main Line Programme Board, (ii) the North of England Programme Board and (iii) the Great Western Programme Board in the last six months; and which Ministers and officials were present at each such meeting.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Davies Commission Report (1 July 2015)

Mike Kane: ...staggeringly massive public sector subsidies to a western rail link, to the infrastructure work on runway 3 and to the completion of Crossrail, while pulling Leeds-Manchester electrification and midland main line electrification. He has to square that because those two projects would drive traffic to Manchester airport in my constituency.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Electrification (1 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of June 25 2015 to Question 3449, what the total value was of the contracts entered into by Network Rail in connection with (a) Midland Main Line and (b) TransPennine electrification.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line (1 July 2015)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his oral statement of 25 June 2015, Official Report, column 1067-8, on Network Rail, which of the Midland Main Line speed improvement works referenced in that statement are additional to projects already committed under Control Period 5.

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 June 2015)

...†midlands. We are part of the west midlands consortium, which comprises 14 local authorities and now three voluntary adoption agencies. I am chair of the west midlands consortium. I am also chair of the Midland Family Placement Group, which also includes the east midlands, and I am vice-chair of our adoption leadership board. Interestingly, in terms of regionalisation, because...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses (Lincolnshire) (30 June 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...of talking down the east midlands—and I am an east midlands person through and through—the hon. Gentleman should be talking it up, and rightly so. From my experience, we will see the creation of a midland engine that will give us the long-term growth and the jobs of the future that his party failed to deliver.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (29 June 2015)

Lord Teverson: ...investment programme was introduced during the coalition Government and, no doubt, there were creaks in it even at that time. The Minister has tried to assure me that this is not necessary but was the Midland main line and the TransPennine Express announcement as much news to the local authorities as it was to us? The momentum and rhetoric of the Government since the election, particularly...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification (29 June 2015)

Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the electrification of the Midland Mainline; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification (29 June 2015)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to change the (a) extent and (b) scope of the Midland Main Line electrification project.

[Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities (25 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Anna Soubry: May I correct the hon. Lady? She said that investment has been scrapped and that the electrification of the midland main line had been abandoned, but she is absolutely wrong. [Interruption.] The hon. Lady is shaking her head, but I was in the Chamber when the Secretary of State for Transport made his announcement—I do not know whether the hon. Lady was there—and I heard exactly...

Business of the House: Network Rail (25 June 2015) See 14 other results from this debate

Michael Dugher: ...Secretary of State did not mention it—shows that passenger satisfaction has dropped once again. Now we have the Secretary of State announcing that vital investment projects, such as electrification of the midland main line, which he promised to deliver, are being shelved due to his repeated failure to get a grip of Network Rail. The electrification of the trans-Pennine express...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line (25 June 2015)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what works have been undertaken to enable the electrification of the Midland Main Line to date; and what the value is of (a) contracts entered into by Network Rail in connection with the project and (b) the work undertaken by his Department before that project was included in the 2012 High Level Output Specification.

Business of the House (Today): High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 3) (23 June 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Andrew Slaughter: ...development is despoiling countryside, or causing noise or other pollution. My hon. Friend the Member for Ealing Central and Acton (Dr Huq) intervened on behalf of her constituents in Wells House Road and Midland Terrace, who are right up against it. I visited the area, which is in my old constituency, with other members of the Select Committee. My hon. Friend’s constituents will be...

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (19 June 2015)

Lord Empey: ...We are simply spectating in this. Currently there is no problem—there is good service and high demand. The Minister made the point that BA is trying to buy Aer Lingus. The last time I introduced a similar Bill, BA was trying to buy British Midland. Perhaps the next time I introduce a Bill into the House, Emirates will be trying to buy BA. In those circumstances, do we really expect...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: West Midlands (19 June 2015)

Claire Perry: Services between Telford and Birmingham are supplied by more than one operator; London Midland and Arriva Trains Wales. Their Franchise Agreements state the minimum service provision of the train operator to protect service provision for passengers. This sees both providing hourly services Monday to Friday and where reasonable, these shall be timed with the other operator to promote a half...

North of England: Transport — Motion to Take Note (17 June 2015)

Lord Berkeley: ...more deliveries to city centres by rail into passenger stations—that started in a trial into Euston—and also for putting freight on to passenger trains in what we used to call guard’s vans on the 125s. It is already happening on the Midland Mainline between some of the cities in the north and central London for surprisingly new cargos such as medical...

Housing: Under-occupancy Charge — Question (16 June 2015)

Lord Freud: ...out by housing associations. Affinity Sutton says: “Overall, the impact on us has been less than expected”. Sovereign says that a team of 12 tenancy support advisers has kept its arrears low; Midland Heart says that the year has concluded with arrears continuing to fall; A2Dominion says that, “despite welfare reform changes, rent arrears have fallen”; and Orbit...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Network Rail (Investment) (11 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Nigel Mills: What assessment has the Secretary of State made of progress in electrifying the midland main line and whether that would be enhanced by electrifying the branch line through Langley Mill and Alfreton in my constituency at the same time?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification (11 June 2015)

Philip Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to reinstate the half-hourly train service north from Kettering when the Midland mainline is electrified.

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