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Results 1–20 of 325 for speaker:Bob Laxton

Petitions: Planning (Elvaston Castle Country Park) (23 Feb 2010)

Bob Laxton: I would like to present to the House of Commons this petition of the Friends of Elvaston, residents of Derbyshire and others against the proposed planning application to lease Elvaston Castle country park in Derby to private developers, in support of a similar petition recently presented to me with 5,200 signatures. The petition states: The Petitioners therefore request that the House of...

Thameslink (2 Feb 2010)

Bob Laxton: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bedford (Patrick Hall) on securing this debate. I acknowledge-no, more than acknowledge-the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Crawley (Laura Moffatt) about awarding the contract to Bombardier, which is a UK-based company. It is clear from the debate that some hon. Members in the Chamber have far more knowledge about the ins and outs...

Thameslink (2 Feb 2010)

Bob Laxton: I agree entirely. That is why it is vital that a UK-based company should win the work. I am on record as being somewhat critical-that is perhaps an understatement-of some of the ordering processes at the Department for Transport. The most recent example involved the inter-city express contract being awarded to Agility Trains, a consortium that includes Hitachi of Japan. The contract was said...

Thameslink (2 Feb 2010)

Bob Laxton: It is crucial for my constituents and for the rail industry in total that this order goes to the only UK-based train assembler or manufacturer that is left in the country. [Hon. Members: "Hear, hear."] I find it ironic that after 150 years or more of the rail industry, if this order went to a company outside the UK, it could be the end of train manufacturing here in the UK and with it could...

Written Answers — Transport: Freight by Water (14 Jan 2010)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has provided to Freight by Water in each year since 1993; and how much it plans to provide in 2010-11.

Written Answers — Transport: Inland Waterways: Freight (14 Jan 2010)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to encourage use of inland and coastal waterways for the transportation of goods and materials.

British Waterways (30 Nov 2009)

Bob Laxton: Does my hon. Friend agree that that dual pincer financial movement on British Waterways-the cut in the DEFRA grant and the sell-off of the property portfolio-would leave it in an impossible position and make a huge 200-year asset into a liability? Would she, like me, not be surprised if British Waterways were to say to the Government, "We cannot afford to maintain this. This is your problem"?...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Pollution Control (10 Nov 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what further steps the Government plan to take to improve the regulatory framework for fine particle PM2.5 emissions in the UK; (2) what steps the Government plan to take to implement the objectives under the EU air quality directive and the UK's air quality strategy of monitoring and reducing exposure to industrial...

Nato: Turkey and Armenia (20 Oct 2009)

Bob Laxton: What assessment he has made of the implications for Government policy in the region of the conclusion of protocols on (a) development of relations and (b) establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia.

Nato: Turkey and Armenia (20 Oct 2009)

Bob Laxton: What further steps can the Government take to encourage both Turkey and Armenia to ratify and implement these protocols, because the benefits will be immense for the region? We need to ensure that momentum in this process is maintained.

Written Answers — Olympics: Olympic Games 2012: Construction (15 Jun 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether the Olympic Delivery Authority requires contractors to use water-borne means of transport to transport material to and from the Olympic site; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Olympics: Olympic Games 2012: Construction (15 Jun 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what contracts have been signed with the Olympic Delivery Authority to enable water-borne freight to be transported to and from the Olympic site.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Inland Waterways: Olympic Games 2012 (2 Jun 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to assist British Waterways to enable the transport of freight by water to and from the Olympic site.

Prayers: Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill (13 Mar 2009)

Bob Laxton: Let me take up that theme of getting the message over. The vast majority of the population, who have seen so-called ex-masters of the universe such as Goodwin—I prefer not to use the cuddly name "Sir Fred"— walk away with huge sums, would be rightly aggrieved and enraged if the Bill was not given a smooth passage. We are talking about only a small proportion of the sort of money that...

Written Answers — Transport: Rolling Stock (12 Mar 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-33, on new trains (investment), how many jobs in the supply chain to provide new rolling stock for the East Coast and Great Western main lines will be in the UK.

Written Answers — Transport: Rolling Stock (12 Mar 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-33, on new trains (investment), what assessment he has made of the effect of World Trade Organisation treaty obligations on UK and European suppliers competing for railway rolling stock tenders in Japan.

Written Answers — Transport: Rolling Stock (12 Mar 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-3, on new trains (investment), whether UK and European rail companies are able to bid for railway rolling stock tenders in Japan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: High-Speed Rail Services (10 Mar 2009)

Bob Laxton: Following the decision on the inter-city high-speed trains, does my right hon. Friend agree that the award of the contract to Hitachi/Agility Trains means that if the manufacture of the trains does not involve many UK parts, there could be a sharp decline among companies in the supply chain for the rail industry in the United Kingdom?

Written Answers — Transport: Rolling Stock (6 Mar 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-3, on new trains (investment), where the assembly facility for the new rolling stock for the East Coast and Great Western main lines will be located; and whether it will be located in an area which attracts Government development grants.

Written Answers — Transport: Rolling Stock (6 Mar 2009)

Bob Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-3, on new trains (investment), how the 2,500 new direct jobs relating to the contract to supply new rolling stock for the East Coast and Great Western main lines will be allocated in terms of (a) function and (b) location.


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