Results 21–40 of 2684 for speaker:George Freeman

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic (10 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Congestion statistics on the Strategic Road Network and local ‘A’ roads are published quarterly. The latest statistics are up to June 2019. On the Strategic Road Network (SRN) up to June 2019, the average delay is estimated to be 9.4 seconds per vehicle per mile compared to speed limits, a 1.2% increase compared to the year up to June 2018. The average speed is estimated to be 59.0 mph,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Public Transport (10 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: For the seventh year in a row, the Department has capped regulated rail fares in line with inflation. We have already cut costs for hundreds of thousands of passengers with new 26-30 and 16-17 railcards, and will be rolling out a new Veteran’s Railcard to give 830,000 former servicemen and women a third off their rail costs. We are committed to taking decisive action on the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Young People (10 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Concessionary travel legislation gives local authorities the flexibility to offer local travel concessions such as free or discounted bus travel to young people, if they choose to do so. Such enhancements are not funded by central Government but from local resources such as Council Tax. In 2019-20, local authorities in 19 of the 89 Travel Concession Authority (TCAs) areas outside of London...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles: Testing (10 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Pursuant to the answer of 3 February, I can confirm the Secretary of State has had no discussions with stakeholders on privatising heavy goods vehicle testing stations.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Midlands (10 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: All transport schemes are assessed on the merits of their case. We are taking steps to improve transport infrastructure where needed, to level-up the country, including across the Midlands, such as developing the Midlands Rail Hub. Our most recent public analysis shows that over the period 18/19 to 20/21 we will have spent an average of £264 per head in the East Midlands each year and £255...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M23: Repairs and Maintenance (7 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Secretary of State confirmed at Transport Parliamentary Questions on 30 January that all stretches of Smart Motorway that are currently being worked on will not be opened until we have the outcome of the stocktake.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M23: Safety (7 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Secretary of State for Transport heard the concerns about smart motorways and asked the Department to carry out, at pace, an evidence stocktake to gather the facts quickly and make recommendations. While I would not want to pre-judge the results of that work, what I can say is that we will continue to prioritise improving safety – making conditions safer for everyone on our roads.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (7 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: We are considering this closely and recognise that people want to take advantage of the opportunities personal vehicles, such as electric scooters can offer. The Department for Transport is committed to encouraging innovation in transport as well as improving road safety, but new modes of transport must be safe and secure by design. The Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy, published on 19...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Speed Limits (7 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Local traffic authorities are best placed to set local speed limits based on local needs and priorities. The Government has no plans to consider making 20mph the default speed limit on urban and restricted roads in England. Setting national speed limits in Scotland and in Wales are matters for the Scottish and Welsh governments respectively. In November 2018, the Department published its...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (7 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Department has no plans to include e-scooters in the Cycle to Work Scheme. The Cycle to Work Scheme is an employee tax-benefit scheme that enables employees to hire cycles and cycle safety equipment for active travel to work from their employer, or from a third party, in return for a deduction from their earnings via salary sacrifice. The Future of Mobility Regulatory Review is...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (7 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Department has no plans to include e-scooters within the Active Travel portfolio. The Future of Mobility Regulatory Review is considering appropriate legislation framework for emerging micro-mobility vehicles including electric scooters. One of the principles of the Future of Mobility Urban Strategy is that cycling and walking should remain the best options for short journeys and we...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M42 (7 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: We want our roads to be as safe as possible. That is why the Secretary of State asked the Department to carry out an evidence stocktake to gather the facts about the safety of smart motorways and make recommendations. The Department will present the findings of the stocktake shortly. While I would not want to pre-judge the results of that work, what I can say is that we will continue to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A68 (6 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Major Road Network was developed in 2017. At the time the A68 did not meet the qualifying criteria used. However, the roads which comprise the Major Road Network are reviewed periodically.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M1: North East (6 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Any death on our roads is one too many. We want our roads to be as safe as possible. That is why the Secretary of State asked the Department to carry out an evidence stocktake to gather the facts about the safety of smart motorways and make recommendations. The Department will present the findings of the stocktake shortly. While I would not want to pre-judge the results of that work, what...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Official Cars: Exhaust Emissions (6 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Government Car Service (GCS) is a division of the central Department for Transport (DfT). With the support of DfT, GCS is replacing its fleet with Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) as vehicles become due for replacement. Currently 48% of the GCS fleet is now either battery electric, petrol/electric hybrid or hydrogen, and we are actively looking at options to accelerate this transition.

Transport (5 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: It is a great pleasure to close this debate on transport emissions and decarbonisation as the Government’s first ever Minister for the decarbonisation of transport. I want to begin, however, by saying that while we have been in this debate there has been an accident in Turkey. A passenger plane has skidded off a runway and there are reports of injuries. I know the whole House’s thoughts...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Trains (5 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Government supports use of battery trains on the railway where appropriate to deliver our legally binding target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the UK by 2050. Our innovation programmes have supported development of battery technology and continue to provide funding opportunities for innovative environmental projects. The Government is also funding work on safety and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Carbon Emissions (5 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Government has set an ambitious, legally binding target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from the UK by 2050. Rail must make a significant contribution towards achieving this target as part of our Transport Decarbonisation Plan. In line with the recommendations of the Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce, Network Rail is developing a Traction Decarbonisation Network...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions (5 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Improving air quality is a key priority for this Government. Further announcements relating to the powers which Local Authorities have to tackle unnecessary vehicle idling are expected to be made shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A5 (5 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Officials meet regularly with Highways England and local authorities to discuss conditions on the road network. They are well appraised of the work of the A5 partnership, of which the local authorities of Bosworth are committed members, as well as the advocacy of Midlands Connect for this corridor’s potential.


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