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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 ...

Home Office — 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...

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...


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