Results 1–20 of 2517 for speaker:Paul Clark

Written Answers — Transport: Driving: Disqualification (7 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: On 28 January 2010 mutual recognition of driving disqualifications between the UK and Ireland entered into force. We wish to gain practical experience with our arrangements with Ireland before considering mutual recognition with other member states.

Written Answers — Transport: Heathrow Airport (7 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: The High Court ruling on 26 March 2010 does not require us to change our policy, which remains to support a third runway at Heathrow subject to conditions, including compliance with limits in respect of noise and local air quality. The ruling acknowledges that the Heathrow decisions announced in January 2009 are part of a continuing process which, under the Planning Act 2008, will involve...

Written Answers — Transport: Sea Rescue: Emergency Exits (7 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: Flamborough Head coastguard rescue team base is located in an old three-storey building. Each storey is a single, small room and the room on the ground-floor is used to house unmanned radio equipment. A single narrow staircase is the only means of access and escape. This arrangement does not meet modern fire safety standards.

Written Answers — Transport: Sea Rescue: Fire Services (7 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: There have been no fires requiring evacuation at the volunteer Flamborough Head Coastguard Rescue Team base in the last 30 years.

Written Answers — Transport: Sea Rescue: Standards (7 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has considered the effect of closing its Flamborough Head volunteer coastguard rescue team base and has concluded that incident response times will be unaffected.

Written Answers — Transport: Hang Gliding and Paragliding: EU Action (6 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: Eurocontrol is preparing the draft implementing rule on Standardised European Rules of the Air on behalf of the European Commission under the umbrella of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative. The preliminary view of the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is that the proposals will not impact adversely on hang gliding and paragliding activities as the CAA, as...

Written Answers — Transport: Lorries: Testing (6 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: The total number of heavy goods vehicles tested (both motor vehicles and trailers) outside normal working hours between April 2009 and February 2010 was 9,963. This consists of first and annual tests and retests.

Written Answers — Transport: Lorries: Testing (6 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: Customer input into the requirements for, and likely uptake of, extended opening hours for annual tests of heavy goods vehicles has been provided from direct customer feedback and through quantitative customer research with 500 service agents in 2009-10 and a similar survey in 2008.

Written Answers — Transport: Roads: Accidents (6 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: The information requested in shown in the following table: Reported fatal personal injury road accidents in North Shropshire constituency( 1) , by month: 1997 to 2008 Fatal accidents Year/month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total 1997 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5 1998 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 9 ...

Written Answers — Transport: Sea Rescue: Flamborough Head (6 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: Following a recent inspection by the local fire and rescue service, the estimated cost to improve safety in the Flamborough Head property is £4,200. The cost to install an external fire escape to the three- storey property is in the region of £20,000.

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: Maritime and Coastguard Agency (6 Apr 2010)

Paul Clark: I am pleased to announce the targets for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for 2010-11. These are; 1. Maintain the quality of maritime emergency co-ordination and response by the Coastguard. 2a. Helicopters tasked to respond to incidents will be airborne within 15 minutes during daylight hours and 45 minutes at night in at least 98 per cent. of cases. 2b. At each MCA search and rescue...

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: Motoring and Freight Services (Ministerial Targets) (30 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: A range of high-level targets for the 2010-11 year has been set on behalf of the agencies within the Motoring and Freight Services Group: the Driving Standards Agency, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Vehicle Certification Agency, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and the Government Car and Despatch Agency. They are included in the agencies' business plans together with...

Written Answers — Transport: Aviation: Security (30 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: No ministerial discussions have been held with the Department of Health. However, the Health Protection Agency has provided a risk assessment covering the use of those security scanners which use ionising radiation. This has been made publicly available on the Department for Transport's website and placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Transport: Aviation: Security (30 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: All passengers departing from UK airports are subject to search, and airport authorities are entitled to refuse access to restricted (i.e. airside) areas to any persons not willing to be screened. If a passenger is selected for screening by a security screening device and refuses to go through, then they will not be able to travel. A small number of individuals are exempt from certain...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling: Accidents (30 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: The number of pedal cyclists injured and killed in reported road accidents in London in 2007 and 2008 are shown in the following table. Data is not available yet for 2009 and 2010. Data for 2009 will be published in June 2010. Similarly, data for 2010 will be published in 2011. Injured and killed pedal cyclist casualties in reported road accidents in London: 2007-08 Injured Killed...

Written Answers — Transport: Roads: Accidents (30 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: The number of pedestrians killed and injured in reported road accidents in London in 2007 and 2008 are shown in the following table. Data are not available yet for 2009 and 2010. Data for 2009 will be published in June 2010. Similarly, data for 2010 will be published in 2011. Killed and injured pedestrian casualties in reported road accidents: London, 2007-08 Killed Injured All...

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: EU Directive on Driving Licences (29 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: The Department for Transport has published today a response to the public consultation which closed 5 February 2010. It outlines our proposals for implementing the third EU directive on driving licences (directive 2006/126/EC), adopted in December 2006. Most features of the directive must be transposed into national law by mid-January 2011 and come into practical effect by mid-January 2013....

Written Answers — Transport: Galileo (29 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: The €3.4 billion budget is the cost for full operational capability (FOC) of the Galileo system which is to build all necessary space and ground-based infrastructures, including the launch of 30 satellites. The European Commission let a contract for 14 satellites in January this year. The procurement process is still ongoing so the final contract prices are not yet known. Costs related to...

Written Answers — Transport: Heathrow Airport: Noise (29 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: The following statistics have been extracted from the annual aircraft noise contour reports covering Heathrow airport, which are available on the Department's website. They relate to the actual modal split contours. Standard contours-based on a 20-year average of east/west splits-are also available in the reports. Leq level dBA Area sq km Population 2000 57 135.6 275,200...

Written Answers — Transport: Lorry Drivers: Licensing (29 Mar 2010)

Paul Clark: From April 2009 to date the traffic commissioners have reviewed six goods vehicle operator's licences under section 30 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 as a result of complaints received from local authorities and/or local residents. Of these, four resulted in licences being continued with amendments and two were allowed to continue without change.

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