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Results 1–20 of 5000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Grant Shapps

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Highways England: Pay (12 Mar 2020)

Grant Shapps: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 14 February 2020. The correct answer should have been: Highways England employed 61 staff on a base salary of £100,000 or more in 2018-19 2019-20. I have committed in the House to addressing this issue.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Highways England: Pay (12 Mar 2020)

Grant Shapps: Highways England employed 61 staff on a base salary of £100,000 or more in 2018-19 2019-20. I have committed in the House to addressing this issue.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Review (27 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: A White Paper based on the Williams Rail Review’s recommendations will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Veterans (26 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: On 22 January, we announced that our new Veterans Railcard would be available from 11 November this year. Passengers will be fully appraised of the railcard’s validity before it goes live, and this will include how to apply and the detailed terms and conditions.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Western Railway Line: Fares (26 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: Great Western Railway’s (GWR’s) withdrawal from easitNETWORK is a matter for the operator, and the Department has therefore made no assessment of its effect on traffic congestion or air quality and has had no discussions with employers in Oxford about this. Any support for users of the easitNETWORK discount travel scheme when GWR withdraws from that scheme is also a matter for GWR.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Travel: Concessions (26 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: We have made no specific assessment of the role of easitNETWORK in achieving new zero emissions by 2050. We are committed to improving the attractiveness of rail, having recently introduced the 16-17 Saver and 26-30 railcards, with a commitment to introducing a new railcard for veterans later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Signals: Procurement (26 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The Office of Rail and Road has made the Department aware of the market study, but there have been no substantive discussions with DfT Ministers or officials.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rolling Stock (26 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The length of rolling stock leases is a commercial matter for the train operating companies to negotiate with rolling stock owners to meet their particular business needs. The Department makes available public register versions of franchise agreements, which set out the lease periods in the relevant schedules. They can be seen at www.gov.uk/government/collections/public-register-of-rail-pa...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Peckham Rye Station: Lifts (26 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: We will be able to confirm the completion date once detailed designs are complete, and construction scheduled to ensure minimal disruption to passengers.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Emergencies (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 376/2014, safety-related events which endanger or which, if not corrected or addressed, could endanger an aircraft, its occupants or any other person have to be reported to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Regulation requires that the reporting, analysis and follow-up to such occurrences remain confidential. However, the Regulation does permit...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Iron and Steel (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The Government’s guidance on the procurement of steel was published in November 2015 and subsequently updated in December 2016. All major government projects are required to take cognisance of the Crown Commercial Service Procurement Policy Note 11/16: “Procuring Steel in Major Projects - Revised Guidance” (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-poli...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The Wendover Mined Tunnel was considered in detail during the passage of the Phase One Bill in both the Commons and Lords committees. Cost comparisons of the consented scheme and the tunnelled alternatives were considered in evidence to both committees during the Bill process and the primary conclusion was that the now consented scheme would be less expensive than the tunnelled alternatives....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The Environmental Statement assessed the impact of the scheme on Water Resources (Volume 5 WR-002-010) in the Wendover area and specifically the impact of the green tunnel construction on water receptors. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140613022805/ht tp://assets.dft.gov.uk/hs2-environmental-statement/volume-5/ water/vol5_CFA10_Water_resources_and_flood_risk_ass_Water_re...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) 2017 Act sets out the compensation arrangements for the compulsory purchase and temporary possession of land and property on Phase One of the route. The Secretary of State has also introduced a range of statutory and non-statutory property compensation schemes across the three phases of HS2 to support people and businesses affected by the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department of Transport: Work Experience (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The Civil Service aims to increase opportunities for people of all backgrounds and create a Civil Service fit for 21st century Britain through work experience, internships and apprenticeship schemes. For people aged 16 years and over there was the following number of work experience placements offered through the Summer Diversity (SDIP) and Autism Exchange (AEP) Internship Programmes, and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: As acknowledged and welcomed in the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road-Map”, announced by the Sustainable Aviation coalition on 4 February, the Government is encouraging the production and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the UK by making these eligible for reward under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The Department is considering the aviation...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Kirklees (17 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The bus market outside London is deregulated and decisions regarding service provision are primarily a commercial matter for bus operators. However, the Bus Services Act 2017 provides the tools local authorities need to improve local bus services and increase passenger numbers. Of the £30 million of additional funding announced to improve current services and restoring lost services, West...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Traffic Lights (17 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The management of traffic light junctions, including operational strategies and timings, is a matter for local traffic authorities. As such, the Department does not carry out such assessments. The Department has always advocated the use of traffic responsive systems, and junction designs that optimise operation to reduce unnecessary delays and maximise junction capacity as far as possible....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Capital Investment (17 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The most important local roads have been assigned Major Road Network status and are eligible for a new programme of funding. Scheme proposals for the first five years of Major Road Network and Large Local Majors funding were submitted in summer 2019. A second announcement of a further six schemes for development funding, in the North and South West, was made on 11 February by the Prime...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Passengers (17 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: The average bus occupancy on local bus services was 12.5 in England in 2018/19, an increase from 12.2 in 2017/18 and 11.7 in 2009/10.


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