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High Speed 2 (25 March 2015)

Lilian Greenwood: ...the stations cannot be reopened because paths have been reassigned. Although those capacity constraints are most acute on the west coast main line, they are also felt on other trunk routes, including the midland main line and the east coast main line.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line (5 March 2015)

Philip Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will require East Midlands Trains to reinstate half hourly off-peak rail services northwards from Kettering.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Repairs and Maintenance (27 February 2015)

Lilian Greenwood: ...to date on (a) Reading Station Area Resignalling and Remodelling, (b) East West Phase 1, (c) the Northern Hub, (d) Transpennine electrification, (e) Great Western Main Line electrification and (f) Midland Main Line electrification.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — National Infrastructure Projects (Local Development) (12 February 2015)

Andy Slaughter: ...attending this debate—have written to me to confirm that they have no say in what is happening. They are worried about the lack of compensation proposed in the HS2 plan, and they are worried that the development will close access to their homes for years. The Wells House road and Midland terrace areas, which are just outside my constituency and which I had the honour of representing...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Mental Illness (2 February 2015)

Mark Harper: ...and evidence-based approaches to supporting claimants with mental health problems. The pilots were: 1) Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in Durham & Tees Valley; Surrey & Sussex; Midland Shires; and Black Country Jobcentre Plus districts 2) Group work based on peer support in Thames Valley and Gloucestershire & West of England Jobcentre Plus districts; and 3)...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Electrification (2 February 2015)

Claire Perry: The railway projects are: Great Western 223 route miles North West 116 route miles Electric Spine including East West Rail 155 route miles Midland Main Line 170 route miles West Midlands 15 route miles Transpennine 73 route miles Welsh Valleys 126 route miles Gospel Oak – Barking – Thames Docks 15 route miles These are rounded estimates of route miles and exclude the four...

Business of the House: Growth Deals (29 January 2015)

Greg Clark: ...to prosper, such as the new high-level bridge across the Manchester ship canal at Warrington. They will improve rail services: for instance, there will be a major overhaul of Gatwick airport station, track improvements on the midland main line, and better facilities for the Night Riviera sleeper service to Cornwall, which provides one of the country’s most magical train journeys. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Service: West Midlands (27 January 2015)

Andrew Selous: ...Management Service is not responsible for staff numbers in the contracted estate, and does not routinely hold these figures centrally. Table: Number of Full Time Equivalent Officers in West Midland Prisons as at 31 March, 2010-2014 Year Band 3-4 / Prison Officer (incl specialists) Band 4 / Supervising Officer Band 5 / Custodial Managers All Officers 2010 1570 310 80 1960 ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Compensation (21 January 2015)

Claire Perry: ...paid for the journey to all passengers delayed between 30 minutes and 59 minutes 59 seconds, and 100% compensation for delays of 60 minutes or longer: Southeastern, Southern, East Coast, London Midland, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Govia Thameslink Railway, Abellio Greater Anglia, Chiltern Railways, Virgin Trains, c2c On the following TOCs, passengers with season tickets valid...

Pension Schemes Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (12 January 2015)

Lord Balfe: ...worker who is putting their efforts into the benefit of the country deserves a decent wage. These pilots are highly skilled people and deserve a decent wage, as do people at the Atomic Energy Authority and British Midland Airways who are caught. In this particular instance, of some 67 pilots, around 13 will lose more than half the pension that they have paid for. Part of the weakness in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line (12 January 2015)

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for the procurement of electric rolling stock for the Midland Main Line; and whether the electrified Midland Main Line will have new electric rolling stock from the day of its opening.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Rail Network (Disruption) (5 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Patrick McLoughlin: ...has always been to carry out repairs over the holiday period, because that disrupts fewer people. As I have said, there were works on nearly every section of the railway throughout the country: on the midland main line, on the Scotland, Anglia and Wales lines, at Reading, and on the west coast and east coast main lines, and a huge amount of work was also being done at London Bridge.

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — BMI Pension Fund Compensation (17 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Graeme Morrice: ...debate. This issue remains unresolved, and it requires the Government’s attention. I hope that, through the debate, we can make progress for the sake of those affected. The plight of members of the British Midland Airways Ltd pension and life assurance scheme was first brought to my attention by a constituent, Mr Euen Harper of West Calder, who was a pilot. He worked hard over a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Infrastructure (16 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lilian Greenwood: ...is for (a) Reading Station Area Redevelopment, (b) East West Rail Phase 1 and Phase 2, (c) the Northern Hub, (d) TransPennine electrification, (e) Great Western Mainline electrification, (f) Midland Mainline electrification, (g) South Wales Mainline electrification and (h) Valley Lines electrification.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure Investment (9 December 2014)

Danny Alexander: ...hon. Friend and to other Members of Parliament in the area. As he will be aware, the east midlands has already benefited from investment of approximately 70 million to improve line speeds on the midland main line up to 125 miles per hour. Further electrification is due to be extended to Nottingham by 2019. A decision on the Robin Hood line is a matter for the local authority, but we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Network Rail (Control Period 5 Investment) (4 December 2014)

Philip Hollobone: ...train to his Derbyshire constituency and sails through Kettering station without stopping, would he be kind enough to reflect on the fact that, with improved line speeds and electrification to the Midland main line, it might be possible to reinstate a half-hourly service northward from Kettering, which was lost under the previous Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Autumn Statement (3 December 2014)

James Morris: I welcome the Chancellor’s statement, particularly his commitment to new spending on the NHS. Does he agree that we can invest in things such as the new Midland Metropolitan hospital in Sandwell and improved services at Rowley Regis hospital only if we stick to our long-term plan and have strong economic growth?

Wessex Route Study (Passenger Capacity) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (2 December 2014)

John Hayes: ...than inflation. I will also commit to something else, which will cause some excitement in her constituency, which I know well, and feel that I owe it this obligation. We are committed to electrifying the midland main line between London and Sheffield via Nottingham. She knows the difference that will make, as someone who, like me, travels regularly on that line. What a great debate this...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (2 December 2014)

Economic Affairs: Economic Case for HS2. 3:30 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...from Michele Dix, Managing Director of Planning, TfL and at approximately 4.30pm from Richard Scott, Director of Corporate Affairs, Virgin Trains; and Richard Brooks, Commercial Director, London Midland.

Backbench Business: Historical Child Sex Abuse (27 November 2014)

Zac Goldsmith: ...even possible? How is it possible for those trails to evaporate in that way? Things have moved on, and today the Met is investigating allegations that at least three young boys were murdered by this depraved network of VIP and MP paedophiles. Operation Midland is the name of the investigation. On the back of that, a retired magistrate, Vishambar Mehrotra, the father of eight-year-old...

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