Thursday, 19 April 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
What information his Department holds on plans by HS2 Ltd to purchase land close to Chesterfield canal; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to improve the equity of transport spending between regions.
If his Department will fund an eastern bypass for Shipley.
What plans his Department has to reduce the number of people affected by aircraft noise near Heathrow airport.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of public charging points for electric vehicles at commercial and industrial centres.
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the future of the aviation industry after the UK leaves the EU.
What plans he has to increase the proportion of freight carried by rail.
What the timetable is for new rolling stock for midland main line to (a) be delivered and (b) enter service.
What discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the cancellation of the electrification of the Great Western main line between Cardiff and Swansea.
What his policy is on rail reform.
What assessment he has made of the reliability of rail services on metro routes in south-east London.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of medical requirements for holding a driving licence in ensuring that drivers are fit to drive.
What steps his Department has taken to conduct an environmental study of the dualling of the A45 between Stanwick and Thrapston.
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending High Speed 2 to Scotland.
What steps his Department is taking to support the provision of sleeper rail services between Scotland and England.
What steps he has taken to implement phase 2b of High Speed 2.
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and with his French counterpart on constructing a fixed link across the Channel.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. We discussed in Transport questions the cancellation of line electrification throughout the country. The Secretary of State said in the recess last summer that...
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
Select Committee statement
We now come to the Backbench debate on surgical mesh, in which Emma Hardy is to move the motion. As is the custom, she has around 15 minutes. I am sure there could be a little leeway, but Members...
Just before I ask the hon. Member for Croydon Central (Sarah Jones) to open the debate, it is my honour, privilege and joy to welcome Baroness Jowell—Tessa Jowell—together with...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Kelly Tolhurst.)
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