Results 1–20 of 692 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Karl Turner

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: I start by putting on the record my sincere thanks to the Minister—and I do not say that entirely for the benefit of his family in the Gallery; he always co-operates with the Opposition. We greatly welcome his collegiate approach, and we share his objective of making this the best Bill it can be as it passes through the House. We would, however, have liked more time between First...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: That is a salient point. I understand that responsibility for the fully automated vehicle would rest with the manufacturer.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: The hon. Gentleman is right to correct me. The claim will lie with the insurer. However, as other Members have pointed out, the position is not entirely clear. The Association of British Insurers is concerned about the likelihood that existing insurance practices would need to be significantly changed to deal routinely with road traffic accidents involving automated vehicles. The Government...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. Indeed, I think that I made the same point myself.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: That is a valid point, and I know from my discussions with the Minister that the Government are considering it and taking it very seriously. The second part of the Bill relates to electric vehicles, charging and infrastructure. At this point I should declare an interest, as the proud owner of an entirely electric vehicle. It is a little tiny Renault, a Renault TWIZY. I like to think that it...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: The right hon. Gentleman, who represents a constituency very close to mine, is absolutely right. The current range of my vehicle in London is about 50 miles, so it would take me several days to travel to Westminster in it; however, the technology is improving constantly. I think I am right in saying that the range of the current model of the Nissan LEAF is about 90 miles, but it is about to...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: I am sure the House is very pleased to hear that. The section of the Bill on EV-charging infrastructure is largely about enabling secondary legislation, and will not have significant impacts in the short term, but we agree that if the UK intends to be a global leader, we need to take broader action sooner rather than later. Given the importance of future-proofing the legislative framework in...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: My hon. Friend is right; we have discussed this point, and I will come to it again a little later in my remarks.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: I thank the Minister for that information. There are currently nearly 12,000 charging points for electric vehicles in the UK, but at present there are multiple charging point operators, each with their own plugs, software, customer charges, billing systems and payment methods. They are also unevenly distributed, as my hon. Friend the Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) has said. For...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: I am grateful for the Minister’s intervention.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: My hon. Friend is absolutely right: there must be proper training for sales personnel as well. On infrastructure more broadly, the Government must ensure that regulatory divergence does not develop between the UK and the EU as a result of Brexit; this is a very important issue. We must absolutely ensure that regulation and standards are maintained after Brexit. That is essential if the UK is...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We will table amendments in Committee, but the Opposition are very broadly supportive of the Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Civil Aviation (19 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: The Secretary of State may be in denial, but the Chancellor has finally fessed up to the fact that, if there is no Brexit deal, it is conceivable that flights between the UK and the EU might be grounded. Is it not time for the Government to get their finger out and give the reassurances that the aviation sector so badly needs?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: We all welcome the Government’s concession on the premium phone line, but I met the CAB on Monday and it tells me that advisers are sometimes waiting up to half an hour to get through. Would the Secretary of State consider an MP-type hotline for advisers from the CAB and other welfare advisers?

Bae Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses (10 Oct 2017)

Karl Turner: The Red Arrows renewal programme is well overdue and is entirely in the Government’s gift. If it was renewed, it would save jobs at Brough and the Lancashire plants. Get on with it!

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Airports/Ports: Effect of Leaving EU (13 Jul 2017)

Karl Turner: Can the Minister clarify that on leaving the EU we will remain members of the European Aviation Safety Agency, so as to maintain and grow our passenger capacity in accordance with our economic needs?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Airports/Ports: Effect of Leaving EU (13 Jul 2017)

Karl Turner: But have we not already seen this Government’s shocking acceptance of departing from EASA safety standards by condoning the wet-leasing of Qatar Airways services to replace the poverty-paid British Airways mixed-fleet crews, in which the substitute crews’ hours will not be subject to the safety standards prescribed by EASA?

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill: Potential impact of leaving the EU on consumer protection under the ATOL scheme (11 Jul 2017)

Karl Turner: I did not complain that the process was taking too long; I simply made the point that time in this House is incredibly important. An awful lot of things that were discussed during the proceedings on the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill could have made this legislation, but time has been wasted. These matters took 45 minutes in Committee. That was my point.

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill: Potential impact of leaving the EU on consumer protection under the ATOL scheme (11 Jul 2017)

Karl Turner: The Labour party supports the Bill, and we will vote in support of it. There are, however, some concerns about the impact of some parts of it, which we expressed when the clauses were first debated as part of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill and again throughout the passage of this Bill. We hope that the Minister has taken on board the points raised by Labour and echoed by the...

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill: Potential impact of leaving the EU on consumer protection under the ATOL scheme (11 Jul 2017)

Karl Turner: The Minister makes a fair enough point, but with respect, it has been a terrible waste of time debating this matter in the Committee of the whole House when it was previously dealt with in 45 minutes in Committee upstairs. For the sake of appearances, VTAB has been broken up into its component parts and is now being given undue time for debate in this Chamber.


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