Results 41–60 of 2682 for speaker:George Freeman

Net Zero Targets and Decarbonising Transport — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: I will not, just because I am very short of time to respond to the debate. Delivering net zero will require genuine transformation of our economy and society, including our homes, transport systems and businesses. Although challenging, it offers tremendous social and economic opportunity, but we will have to go further and faster to build on our track record, with transport front and centre....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Materials (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Government is committed to exploring innovative ideas and processes for constructing, repairing and maintaining road surfaces. The Department for Transport is aware of a number of initiatives, both here in England and overseas, in which recycled plastic and other waste product materials are added as a binding mix to asphalt. Technological innovation in road maintenance processes can also...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Members: Correspondence (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Alongside our upcoming Transport Decarbonisation Plan, we will shortly bring forward a consultation on aviation and climate change. It is critical that we consider how aviation can play its part in delivering our net zero ambitions, so that the aviation sector can continue to thrive. International shipping is unique in being the only global sector with a volumetric emissions reduction target,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: We recognise that a UK-wide, reliable and joined-up public electric vehicle charging network infrastructure is essential for realising our ambitions for zero emission driving and we will continue to invest to bring this about. Our jointly funded £400 million Chargepoint Infrastructure Investment Fund’s first investment round, worth a total of £70 million, will ensure the delivery of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Midlands (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Figures on public sector expenditure at national and regional levels are part of the Government’s Country and Regional Analysis (CRA) statistics. The statistics include spend on transport by all public sector organisations including the Department for Transport, Local Authorities, Public Corporations (in the case of transport, this is mainly spend by London Underground) and other...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Government’s approach to public bodies’ reform includes robust tailored reviews led by Departments with Cabinet Office oversight and challenge. A tailored review of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is in the early stages of planning. This will include consideration of the control and governance arrangements in place for the DVSA and will make recommendations for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) puts its customers at the heart of the services it provides. The agency keeps its operational estate under continuous review to ensure it delivers the highest level of service most efficiently. If the DVSA needs to review the size of its operational estate, it will first seek ministerial agreement to do so. It will then ensure it informs staff...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has in place well-established criteria for the establishment of driving test centres. It will continue to work within these parameters. These do not currently involve the devolved administrations or individual Members.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: As a public body, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is obliged to take account of its Public Sector Equality Duty when exercising its functions. It does that now and will continue to do so in the future.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Accidents (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Road Collision Investigation Project is ongoing. Progress to date includes: A report on Models and methods for collision analysis giving the rationale for taking a systems approach to collision investigation. RCIP Feasibility Study carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory to assess the validity of the AcciMap framework This work is being led by the RAC Foundation, in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Standards (4 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: We will shortly be issuing Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Standards to licensing authorities, on protecting passengers and updated best practice guidance for other matters that will follow later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Sales (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Government’s Road to Zero strategy published in July 2018 sets out a clear pathway to zero emissions. We are investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug-in cars, vans, lorries, buses, taxis and motorcycles, and schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes, workplaces and on residential streets. We are also considering the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Insurance (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Department remains committed to ensuring that motorists comply with motoring laws, including the compulsory requirement for motor insurance. Since 2011 Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) has enabled action to be taken against those who keep a vehicle without insurance. The scheme allows uninsured vehicles to be identified from a comparison of the DVLA’s vehicle register and the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M11: Accidents (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The number of reported fatal road accidents between junctions 7 and 8 of the M11 from 2010 to 2018 can be found in the table below. Reported fatal road accidents between junctions 7 and 8 of the M11¹, 2010 - 2018 Year Fatal accidents 2010 0 2011 0 2012 0 2013 0 2014 1 ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A619: A6192 (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: This scheme proposal has been submitted for consideration under the Major Road Network and Large Local Majors programme. My officials are working with the Local Authority to support them as they develop the scheme. A decision regarding the scheme’s further development will be made in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests: Fees and Charges (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency keeps the fees it charges for all of its statutory services, including driving tests, under continuous review. Any proposals to change any fees would be subject to HM Treasury approval and public consultation.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) regularly conducts research and insight with its customers about the services it provides. That helps ensure the best possible service is provided, now and in the future. The DVSA will continue to seek customer feedback, including with driving test candidates, about how its services might be best delivered in the future.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles: Testing (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency puts its customers at the heart of all the services it provides. The agency keeps its operational estate under continuous review to ensure it delivers the highest level of service most efficiently.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Boats: River Thames (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Transport in London is devolved and the responsibility of the Mayor and Transport for London. It is for the Mayor to take decisions relating to River Thames operations and transport services.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Testing (3 Feb 2020)

George Freeman: Motorists who have been issued with a Temporary Exemption Certificate by the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland will be able to license their vehicles as normal.


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