Thursday, 28 January 2021
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Orders, 4 June and 30 December 2020). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What plans his Department has for the paused Oxford-Cambridge expressway project.
What assessment he has made of the progress of the Mayor of London in putting the Transport for London budget on a sound footing.
What support his Department is providing to local authorities to maintain and increase levels of cycling and walking.
What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to make an assessment of the effect on the economy of car-free environments.
What steps his Department is taking to improve rail connections in the north of England.
What steps his Department is taking to accelerate the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.
What plans his Department has to facilitate a green recovery from the covid-19 outbreak through transport decarbonisation.
What financial support his Department is providing to the rail industry during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent progress Network Rail has made on railway resilience work at Dawlish.
What steps he is taking to expand capacity on the rail network.
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of a new rail link at the port of Liverpool.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on passenger numbers of increasing rail fares by 2.6 per cent in March 2021.
What steps his Department is taking to ensure the effective management of traffic in (a) Dover and (b) Kent.
What steps his Department is taking to improve access to bus services in rural areas in Cumbria.
What assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on the level of (a) infection, (b) hospitalisation and (c) deaths of transport workers in the (i) aviation, (ii) airports and (iii) airport...
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of additional improvements to the North Cotswold line.
What steps his Department is taking to support hauliers transporting goods to and from the EU; and if he will make a statement.
What plans the Government have to support coach (a) operators and (b) manufacturers during periods of reduced demand as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to improve roads in England.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
We now come to the general debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. It may be helpful to inform the House that the debate is likely to run until 3.45.
I beg to move, That this House has considered the UN International Day of Education. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for scheduling this important debate so close to the United Nations...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 11 February, do adjourn until Monday 22 February 2021.—(James Morris.)...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(James Morris.)
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