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Transport: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. I would be delighted to meet her and the roads Minister, Baroness Vere, who is in the Gallery.

Transport: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Yes.

Transport: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: My hon. Friend has been active in making representations on this issue, which we hear loud and clear. Following the announcement, I look forward to talking to him, to councils, and to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, about the proper integration of housing, rail, and the A1 junction.

Transport: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: As part of the regulatory review of future mobility and mobility scooters, I would be delighted to meet the hon. Lady to ensure that the issues involved in that case are properly addressed.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Carbon Emissions (29 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Network Rail’s Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy (TDNS) will be complete later this year. TDNS will inform our Transport Decarbonisation Plan, to be published this year, which will set out a credible and ambitious plan for the UK to ensure transport delivers its contribution to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. No date has been agreed for publication of TDNS.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A47: Dual Carriageways (28 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The second Road Investment Strategy will confirm the Government’s plans for the strategic road network. We expect this to be published before the start of the second Road Period on 1 April 2020. The first Road Investment Strategy has already committed over £300 million of investment in the A47, including three dualling schemes. Highways England has been developing these schemes and they...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Accidents (27 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Secretary of State for Transport announced in October an evidence stocktake to gather the facts on the safety of smart motorways and make recommendations. That work is being undertaken at pace. While I wouldn’t want to pre-judge the results of that work, which we will be publishing very soon, what I can say is that we will continue to prioritise improving safety – making conditions...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Disability (27 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: In Summer 2018 the Government published a public consultation on proposals to require the provision of accessible on-board information on local bus services throughout Great Britain. We are currently analysing responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Licensing (27 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Government will continue to engage with the sector on our plans for reforming the regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles including options to introduce new legislation. We are supporting licensing authorities to make use of their extensive existing powers; statutory guidance will shortly be issued to licensing authorities on protecting passengers and updated best practice guidance...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cars: Sales (27 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The independent Committee on Climate Change has advised Government to phase out the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035 or ideally 2030, bringing forward the current 2040 commitment. In the recent manifesto, Government committed to consulting on the earliest possible date for doing so, while minimising the impact on drivers and businesses.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce (27 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Government is ensuring that the railways play their part in delivering our ambitions to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and to reduce the air pollution created by transport. The work of the Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce has informed the Government and rail industry’s approach to decarbonisation over the last year. I accept the recommendations in the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A1: Lincolnshire (27 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Spittlegate Scheme is being promoted by Lincolnshire County Council and delivered by a private developer under a Section 6 agreement. Highways England is supervising the works, but it is wholly funded and promoted by the County Council. The scheme involves the construction of a new grade separated junction on the A1, referred to as Spittlegate. The works on the A1 will form part of the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Parking (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The responsibility for traffic management on local roads rests with the relevant local authority, as they are best placed to consider how local needs can be met effectively. It is entirely a matter for individual authorities to decide on the nature and scope of their on-street parking policies and to balance the needs of residents, emergency services, local businesses and those who work in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Driving entitlement for Group 2 drivers must be renewed at regular intervals from age 45. The DVLA sends a reminder to the driver three months before the entitlement expires, enabling them to apply in advance. To improve the time taken to deal with these applications, the DVLA has recruited additional staff to process them. This includes increasing the number of doctors and introducing...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M5: Road Signs and Markings (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Highways England have a rolling programme of asset renewal, with road markings typically being repainted every 3-5 years. Highways Inspectors also carry out frequent inspections of the whole M5 carriageway and will assess and record any defects found. In mid January 2020 overnight works took place on the M5 southbound carriageway between 11A and 12 and 7134 linear metres of lining was repainted.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M5: Road Signs and Markings (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The full length of the M5 has reflective studs installed.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M5: Road Signs and Markings (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Highways England have a rolling programme of asset renewal, with reflective studs typically being replaced every 3-5 years. Highways Inspectors also carry out frequent inspections of the whole M5 carriageway and will assess and record any defects found. Where studs are missing or damaged, Highways England arrange for their replacement as part of scheduled work schemes. In mid January 2020...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Climate Change (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Department for Transport (DfT) works closely with its operators on risk assessment and mitigation measures for transport infrastructure. DfT contributed to the Government’s National Adaption Programme 2018 and Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017. These two documents set out Government’s adaptation measures and predicated climate change impacts nationally. DfT is continuing to work...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bridges and Tunnels: Northern Ireland (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: A feasibility study has not currently been commissioned. However, as you would expect, government regularly commissions work to examine the feasibility of potential projects, so that position is subject to regular review.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Pedestrian Areas: Parking (24 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Department will set out its position when it responds to the Transport Select Committee report on pavement parking once a new committee has been formed.


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