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Armed Forces Bill: Second Reading (11 Feb 2016)

Earl Attlee: ...retired officer of stratospheric seniority, who will have held the highest security classification, and who is also a Member of your Lordships’ House, having his public reputation traduced by a police investigation called Operation Midland. The public were told that the evidence was “credible and true”. As we know, parts of the operation were carried out in the full glare...

Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing: Housing: Long-term Plan (9 Feb 2016)

Andrew Bridgen: ...great importance to North West Leicestershire. It is the base of three of the UK’s leading house builders—Barratt, Bloor and Davidsons—and it is also the home to aggregate industries such as Midland Quarry Products, Breedon Aggregates and Lafarge, which produce a considerable amount of the UK’s aggregates requirements. In addition, we have two of the largest and...

Great Western Railway Routes (8 Feb 2016)

Claire Perry: ...particularly in Crossrail. I take her point about the Heathrow spur. However, she accused my Department of having tunnel vision. Far from it: we are multi-tasking on a daily basis. We are delivering the electrification of the midland main line, the Great Western main line electrification—about which I shall say more shortly—the multi-billion-pound Thameslink programme, and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line (2 Feb 2016)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the extent and effectiveness of wifi and telephone signal coverage on the Midland Mainline route.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children (2 Feb 2016)

Earl Attlee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have the power or ability to refer Operation Midland to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords] (1 Feb 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...fee structure works well for consumers. The hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr mentioned Welsh bank notes, which is an interesting idea, and proposed a sterling central bank. He will, of course, be aware that the North and South Wales Bank was bought by Midland Bank in 1908 and lost the ability to issue Welsh bank notes. My hon. Friend the Member for Havant made a wide-ranging and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Tickets (1 Feb 2016)

Lilian Greenwood: ...most recent date for which figures are available; and how many ITSO-compliant smartcards had been issued by (a) South Eastern, (b) Govia Thameslink Railway, (c) c2c, (d) Greater Anglia, (e) London Midland, (f) East Midland Trains and (g) Great Western Railway on the most recent date for which figures are available.

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing (27 Jan 2016)

Steve McCabe: ...and extra care measures command higher rents than service charges since they are more expensive to build and manage, yet they bring huge savings to the NHS and other services. Some housing associations, including Midland Heart, as we heard earlier, fear that these proposals could cost a huge shortfall of over 1 million, and in some cases discretionary housing payments will not deal...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offences against Children (27 Jan 2016)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total cost to date of Operation Midland into allegations of historic child sex abuse.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (21 Jan 2016)

Claire Perry: ...autumn 2013 and autumn 2015. These were: Great Western (DA1)* Great Western (DA2)* Northern Greater Anglia First Capital Connect South Eastern Trans Pennine Express East Midlands Trains London Midland Cross Country This contingency planning work was concluded or stopped at the point that franchise contracts were awarded to the relevant private sector company. Contingency planning started...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants: Cost of Public Transport (19 Jan 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...that if he was leading his party today he would not be contemplating nationalising the railways. My hon. Friend the Member for South Derbyshire (Heather Wheeler) welcomed HS2 and investment in the midland mainline. The hon. Member for Newport East (Jessica Morden) highlighted the cost to communities of the Severn crossing. There was a reference in an intervention during her speech to...

Airport Expansion: East Anglia — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (12 Jan 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...is expected to be completed by 2019, although the final stage of the electrification between Bletchley and Bedford will not be completed until 2020-21, to coincide with the electrification of the midland main line. The hon. Member for Luton North also, not surprisingly, talked about Luton airport. Luton airport will assist the Department and Network Rail in examining the opportunity to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Electrification (18 Dec 2015)

Jonathan Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what costs his Department has incurred as a result of delays to the TransPennine Midland Main Line, and Great Western Main Line electrification project.

M6: Rail Electrification Programme (10 Dec 2015)

Liz McInnes: In my opinion, the Government’s handling of their electrification programme has been nothing short of shambolic. The pausing, then the unpausing, of the TransPennine and midland main line electrification painted a picture of a Department in disarray. What is the added cost to the programme because of the Government’s U-turn, of which there was no mention in the Hendy review?

M6: Topical Questions (10 Dec 2015)

James Morris: ...to take a strategic views of the region’s transport needs. Does the Secretary of State agree that it also provides an opportunity for his Department to work with local operators, such as London Midland, to relieve congestion on the Rowley Regis to Birmingham line, which is becoming a big problem?

East West Rail (4 Dec 2015)

Robert Goodwill: ...railway routes, and part of it will upgrade or double- track lightly used or mothballed sections of railway. It is a missing part of the railway jigsaw connecting the great western, west coast and midland main lines. The project is being built in two parts. Phase 1, between Bicester and Oxford, is being built as I speak; phase 2, between Bicester and Bedford, is being developed. Trains...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Rail Franchising - West Midlands (3 Dec 2015)

Claire Perry: Today I have announced the successful conclusion of negotiations for a new Directly Awarded Franchise agreement with London Midland. This deal will see London Midland continue to run passenger rail services on the West Midlands franchise until October 2017 covering services between London, the West Midlands and the North West of England. The Direct Award ensures continuity of passenger...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: High Speed 2 (30 Nov 2015)

John Redwood: What are the forecast revenues and losses on the Crewe to west midland section when it opens in the first couple of years, and what are the consequentials on revenue and subsidies on the existing railway?

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Future of rail (26 Nov 2015)

Patrick McLoughlin: ...put on a more realistic and sustainable footing. Sir Peter Hendy has now provided me with his proposal for how to re-plan our rail upgrades, following his advice to un-pause works on TransPennine and Midland Main Line in September. I have accepted his recommendations, subject to a short period of consultation with relevant stakeholders. His report was published on Wednesday 25 November...

Spending Review and Autumn Statement — Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: .... In this spending review, we go much further. The Department for Transport’s operational budget will fall by 37%, but transport capital spending will increase by 50%, to a total of 61 billion—the biggest increase in a generation. That will fund the largest road investment programme since the 1970s—for we are the builders. That means that the construction of High...


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