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Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014)

Lord Baker of Dorking: ...have to be made in all of this area of education. We are finding that some of the senior students at UTCs at 18, having got places at universities, turn them down. They turn them down to become higher apprentices: to go to work at Rolls-Royce or Network Rail or National Grid or Babcock, where they earn 15,000 a year and immediately do foundation for degrees. After 18 months it is up...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Tram-train Project (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Claire Perry: ...project, which introduces new services from Rotherham Parkgate to Sheffield city centre, is progressing. The seven new tram-train sets are being built, and modifications to the existing super-tram network and depot are well under way. Network Rail is developing its programme to modify the heavy rail network on which to run the tram-trains, including electrification from Meadowhall to...

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

Toby Perkins: Following cost overruns on other electrification 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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (23 October 2014)

Kelvin Hopkins: A large gauge rail freight network capable of carrying lorries and lorry trailers on trains is being developed across the continent of Europe. In Britain, such traffic can only reach as far as Barking from the channel tunnel, so Britain is being left behind on these developments. Will the Secretary of State look seriously at proposals to develop such a rail freight network in Britain?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Rail Network (South Wales) (22 October 2014)

Rail Network (South Wales)

Infrastructure Investment (Stroud) (21 October 2014)

Neil Carmichael: ...a number of infrastructure-related issues involving my constituency. In 13 years, the Labour Government were effectively unable to find funding for the necessary redoubling of the Stroud to Swindon railway line. Just last week, finally and quite properly, we formally opened that redoubled line with the Princess Royal, as a result of the coalition Government’s delivery of 45...

North Cotswold Line (17 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Claire Perry: ...Minister, the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Wales, my hon. Friend the recently knighted Member for Mid Worcestershire (Sir Peter Luff), and indeed the Minister with responsibility for railways. I pay particular tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin), who in her wonderful role as a Lords Commissioner cannot speak in public on this...

Autonomous Vehicles — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2014)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...he has said. The idea of a driverless car seems rather an alarming prospect and remains for many of us in the realm of science fiction. However, we can take heart from the fact that the Docklands Light Railway and some rail interconnections at airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow are driverless. We do not turn a hair in travelling on these systems. Last week, we read of the 16...

Cycling (16 October 2014)

Mark Lazarowicz: ...some specific areas where that should be done, and the first is indeed the need for joined-up policies in the field of transport. One of my hon. Friends has already made the point about cycle-rail linkages. In Scotland, the new ScotRail franchise has been reallocated to the private sector by the Scottish Government, although some of us are not too keen about that. The winning franchisor is...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...in a situation where no closure has been announced—this is a change of ownership. I also agree with what she said about the great steps forward we have made in building cars and expanding our rail industry and rail networks, and their supporting supply chain. The steel industry has become much stronger under this Government. In the period 1997 to 2010, steel production fell by more...

Women and Equalities: Tata Steel (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Matthew Hancock: ...industry. The national infrastructure plan identifies a pipeline of more than 500 projects—costing about 250 billion to 2015—almost all of which need steel. That includes 1.4 billion in railway infrastructure, and 95% of the steel for the UK’s rail network will come from Tata Steel for the next five to 10 years. We have of course reduced energy costs,...

Leeds Bradford International Airport (15 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Robert Goodwill: The gradients involved in potential rail access to the airport are sufficiently steep that I suspect one would need an electrically powered train to have the correct number of driving wheels, and I have been advised that doing that is not just a straightforward engineering challenge. I am well aware of the surface access issues at Leeds Bradford airport—indeed, my constituents on the...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Transport in the North-East (15 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

John Hayes: ...to different places for different purposes at different times and by different means. For that reason, we have to consider transport in the round. We have to consider how bus travel interfaces with rail travel, and how investment in roads will affect other modes of transport. That is a challenge for any Government, because the shadow Minister is right that Governments tend to work in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Electrification (15 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Berkeley: ...8217;s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), since 1 June 2014 how many meetings have been held between (1) the Department for Transport and Network Rail, and (2) the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail Regulation, to discuss the costs of the electrification schemes.

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: EU Transport Council (15 October 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...justice and home affairs content. As a result I formally tabled a joint minute statement with Ireland setting out these concerns and abstained. In the Council’s first discussion on the fourth railway package market pillar, I strongly endorsed proposals to liberalise the domestic rail passenger market. I emphasised that the effects of competition in the UK over the last 20 years had...

Steel Industry (14 October 2014)

Edward Vaizey: ...that project. We are also working to help the steel industry to win orders. The national infrastructure plan includes 500 projects worth a total of 250 billion for 2015 and beyond. That figure includes more than 1 billion in railway infrastructure. It has also been announced that 95% of the steel for the UK’s rail network will come from Tata Steel for the next five, and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Network Rail (14 October 2014)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), with reference to the Framework Agreement between Network Rail and the Department of Transport, whether (1) the Department for Transport, (2) the Office of Rail Regulation or (3) both organisations are now responsible for approving and monitoring progress against...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Reading Station (13 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision of information to passengers at Reading Station following its redevelopment by Network Rail and, in particular (1) the provision of large printed timetables, (2) the visibility of platform number signs on the platforms, (3) the visibility and positioning of indicator screens, (4) the detailing of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Reading Station (13 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Deech: ...Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of protection from the elements afforded to passengers on platforms at Reading Station following its redevelopment by Network Rail.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Roads Maintenance (7 October 2014)

Danny Kennedy: No. I have to make progress. Rail services in the UK and the Republic of Ireland would not be possible without a running costs subsidy from government. Locally, the subsidy has been gradually reducing with passenger growth. I have further reduced it by 1 million. In the light of the baseline reductions that I have faced, I have further reduced the fuel...

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