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Bank Branch Closures (30 Jun 2016)

David Lammy: ...accompli. Frankly, HSBC was patronising. When I was a 16-year-old with what felt like very little prospects way back in the mid-1980s, I got a little job over the summer holidays in that local HSBC branch—it was then Midland Bank. I feel personally affronted that the bank where I saw my first prospects, and where I had put on a suit and thought that I might have serious job one day,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rolling Stock (30 Jun 2016)

Philip Hollobone: The Secretary of State and I use the midland main line operated by East Midlands Trains to get to and from our constituencies. The high-speed 125 trains on that line are rapidly approaching the end of their operating life. Will he ensure that, with the new franchise, they are replaced with new rolling stock and not recycled second-hand rolling stock from other lines?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: West Midlands (27 Jun 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: The number of contracts awarded under the Dynamic Purchasing System in the West Midlands (Black Country, Birmingham and Solihull, Mercia and Midland Shires Districts) is 13, with total value of 328,040.60. This includes 4 Contracts awarded within the Black Country District with a total value of 32, 514, one of which was to support Dudley claimants exclusively. The Dudley contract...

West Coast Rail Franchise — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (14 Jun 2016)

Mark Pawsey: ...the need for better wi-fi and better mobile phone signals, which involves investment on the track. There is also a need for more flexibility between the tickets of the operators on the line. London Midland also operates on the line, and occasionally it is difficult to transfer a ticket between one operator and another. Occasionally, when people have bought a ticket from the existing...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

Lilian Greenwood: ...was record investment in our railways under the last Labour Government. There are so many things that the Transport Secretary forgets to talk about. Every week I travel up to the midlands on the midland main line via St Pancras railway station; it has been transformed, and was transformed under a Labour Government, but he never mentions that. I welcome the Transport Secretary’s...

Great Northern Great Eastern Upgrade: Compensation — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (5 May 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...which will connect London Euston to Birmingham, Leeds and Scotland, as well as new, British-built intercity express trains for the east coast and Great Western rail routes and the electrification of the midland main line. Indeed, on Monday, I will be in Doncaster to mark the start of the building of the HS2 college, which will ensure that we have the skills to deliver such projects. Rail...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Banks authorised to issue banknotes in Scotland and Northern Ireland (19 Apr 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...to issue banknotes have lost or surrendered their rights. The last private note issuer in Wales was the North and South Wales Bank, which lost its note-issuing rights in 1908 when it was taken over by the Midland Bank, now rebranded as HSBC. Today, only seven commercial note issuers remain: three banks in Scotland, and four in Northern Ireland. The Government are committed to preserving...

Backbench Business: M6 Toll Road (19 Apr 2016)

Andrew Jones: ...has diversion routes agreed with relevant local authorities to mitigate the impact of incidents on the road network. As my hon. Friend the Member for Solihull is aware, there is an agreement in place with Midland Expressway Ltd to make use of the M6 toll road in cases where there is an extreme event over and above that associated with a serious road traffic collision. The agreement is...

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill - Second Reading (14 Apr 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: ...’s Cross. That may accommodate some years of demand growth, but on the even busier west coast main line the Pendolino fleet has already been lengthened, the busiest commuter trains operated by London Midland have had a 50% seating capacity increase, and extra commuter trains have been squeezed into peak periods by increasing the top speed of commuter trains to closer to 125 miles an...

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill: New Clause 22 — Construction of an integrated Euston Station (23 Mar 2016)

Lilian Greenwood: ...reality, the average is more than 5%. The case for HS2 has not weakened in the past six years—it has grown stronger and more urgent. Our north-south lines are testing the limits of their capacity. The midland main line has been officially designated as “congested infrastructure” and freight services are being turned away. The east coast operator has said that “this...

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill: New Clause 6 — Chilterns AONB Review Group (23 Mar 2016)

Andrew Slaughter: ...and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) and for Ealing Central and Acton (Dr Huq) said about the effect on their residents and businesses. As they used to be my constituents, I mention the residents of Wells House Road, Midland Terrace and Stephenson Street, whose homes will be blighted for many years to come and will be entirely surrounded by HS2 works. I could have tabled something similar to new...

Written Answers — Wales Office: Bank Notes: Wales (15 Mar 2016)

Stephen Crabb: ...to do so, from being authorised to issue banknotes. The North and South Wales Bank was the last Welsh commercial bank that had the ability to issue banknotes. It lost this right when it was bought by Midland Bank in 1908. The Royal Mint, based in Llantrisant, South Wales, remains responsible for manufacturing the coins of the UK.

Luton Railway Station (11 Mar 2016)

Gavin Shuker: ...for our hopes to be dashed. I seek the Minister’s assurance today that the rebuild project is a priority for her Department and, if so, that it can proceed in this control period. Built in 1868 on the midland main line, Luton station expanded in a piecemeal manner in the 1930s and the 1960s to serve a growing town. It was key to the expansion of my home town, serving the town’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (10 Mar 2016)

Claire Perry: ...my hon. Friend I have also visited the Vivarail facility, and there are fantastic innovations with rolling stock that is made of aluminium, is rust free, and could run for many more years. The East Midland franchise competition is coming up this summer, and the successful bidder will be required to bid based on the rolling stock they will provide. We expect them to be innovative and to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail: Expenditure (10 Mar 2016)

Claire Perry: ...Trains 20.3 9.7 5.5 5.8 21.6 9.6 GoVia Thameslink Railway 10.7 18.7 13.6 6.3 10.0 11.9 First Great Western 27.3 24.3 15.0 19.6 38.3 38.3 Heathrow Express 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 London Midland 2.0 2.7 2.3 4.1 3.5 8.4 London Overground 5.7 6.5 2.2 1.6 3.4 6.7 Merseyrail 2.3 1.5 0.8 4.2 3.8 0.3 Northern 4.9 3.6 4.9 7.0 9.8 8.8 ...

Police Funding Formula (1 Mar 2016)

Peter Dowd: ...hon. Friend just set out clearly the jiggery-pokery finances of this Government. That is what it is—it is hocus-pocus. By 2020, this Minister, or his successor, will no doubt be accusing the West Midland police of flying by the seat of its pants for having such small reserves. In any event, the West Midlands PCC was already doing what the Minister was, post-hoc, suggesting that he...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M6: Tolls (29 Feb 2016)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Midland Expressway on the proposed sale of the M6 Toll road.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification (15 Feb 2016)

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what works will be required south of Bedford to enable Midland Mainline electrification north of Bedford.

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...

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...


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