Baroness Vere of Norbiton

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Network Rail’s Enhancements Pipeline - Question 21 Oct 2020

    My Lords, our flexible pipeline approach to funding rail infrastructure enhancements means that we continually review our portfolio of projects, including the impact of Covid, to ensure that they are making the best use of taxpayers’ money. The High Speed 2 project was subject to a rigorous, independent review this year and was comprehensively reset with a revised budget and schedule.
  • Network Rail’s Enhancements Pipeline - Question 21 Oct 2020

    The noble Lord is quite right that there may well be long-term effects on the way that we travel in the future. However, at the moment, we are at the stage where there are many different forecasts and scenarios. As we continue through the pandemic, no single scenario is coming out as the most likely. However, we will consider the future demand requirements for rail on all the enhancement...
  • Network Rail’s Enhancements Pipeline - Question 21 Oct 2020

    I am sure that my noble friend would like me to say that I will of course appoint him to lead Network Rail, but, unfortunately, he is going to be disappointed. He slightly underplays the huge developments in recent years as we established the RNEP. It was established only in 2018 and what it tried to do—and indeed does—is to put in one place, open for scrutiny, all the projects that we...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 September 2016

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (since 23 Apr 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (21 Dec 2016 to 26 Jul 2019)

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