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[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: 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...

Opposition Day: [10th alloted day] — The Economy (26 November 2014)

Richard Harrington: Just to correct the hon. Gentleman, some of the tube fares for areas outside London are set by the owner of the stations, London Midland, rather than by Transport for London. I know that he did not mean to mislead us on that point. The shadow Minister claimed that working people are worse off today than they were under the magical mystery tour of the previous Labour Government. I am not sure...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Accident and Emergency Departments (5 November 2014)

Earl Howe: to look at how health visitors, in response to local need, can support other frontline services and provide more support and advice to parents on caring for their children. For example, London and Midland and East Regions are looking at opportunities which will simultaneously enhance the health visiting service provision and support a reduction in accident and emergency attendance and...

Shale Gas and Oil (EAC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 November 2014)

Lord Hollick: ..., the expectation in the industry is that there will be three wells drilled in 2015. The British Geological Survey has identified sizeable reserves of gas, and in some cases oil, in Lancashire and Yorkshire, southern England and the Midland valley of Scotland. But until test drilling takes place no one knows whether those reserves are sufficient in scale and accessibility to make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Pensions (Taxes) (4 November 2014)

Mark Lazarowicz: While the Minister is talking about cutting tax on pensions, will he spare a thought for the 4,000 members of the British Midland International pension scheme who lost considerable sums of pension entitlement when their airline was taken over? Lufthansa offered them substantial compensation, but Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is now insisting on taxing it. What is he doing about that?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line (4 November 2014)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what works will be required to overhead wiring south of Bedford as a result of the Midland Main Line electrification programme.

South West Trains (29 October 2014)

Dominic Raab: ...for Transport the highest premium for their rail service at 5.2p per passenger per kilometre. That compares to the 13.1p subsidy doled out by the Government to Arriva Trains Wales, or the 2.8p subsidy received by London Midland, and the 2.2p subsidy received by Southeastern. Some train companies are therefore paying an inordinate amount for the right to run the service while others are...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing Industries (28 October 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...successfully in foreign markets. Exports of manufactured goods from the West Midlands region increased by over 4 million between 2012 and 2013. UKTI involvement has directly assisted a number of West Midland companies increase exports and overseas sales; leading to bigger workforces, investment in new machinery and expansion of premises. Additionally, UKTI has helped West Midland...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line (27 October 2014)

Philip Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, from where his Department plans to secure trains to run on the Midland mainline when electrification of that line is completed.

Construction Industry — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014)

Lord Morris of Handsworth: My Lords, I start by recognising the efforts of my noble friend Lord O’Neill in securing this important and timely debate. I declare an interest as the recently retired chairman of the Midland Heart housing association. The three elements of our debate are the construction industry, the UK economy and, of course, housing. Taken together, those elements can build a ladder of opportunity...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Electrification Programme (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Toby Perkins: ...projects, Network Rail has said that it is reconsidering all electrification projects. Commuters in Chesterfield will be very concerned that that will mean delays or reductions to the midland main line project. Will the Secretary of State therefore confirm that the only review the Government are undertaking is about ensuring that they are on time and on budget next time, and not about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Services (East Midlands) (23 October 2014)

Claire Perry: Lincoln line, which will provide 24 additional weekday trains from next May. 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, and it will see further investment with electrification extended to Corby in 2017 and Sheffield in 2020.

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 September 2014)

Lilian Greenwood: ...connecting the north-west, the west midlands and London, is approaching the limits of its capacity. As many hon. Members will know, there are also growing capacity constraints on the east coast and midland main lines. This is no theoretical challenge. Our lack of capacity means that it is increasingly difficult to run more inter-city, freight and commuter services. Network Rail is being...

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