Results 121–140 of 2684 for speaker:George Freeman

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Horses (21 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Data on personal injury road accidents reported to the police held by the Department for Transport includes information on horses either as a vehicle (when they are ridden) or as a carriageway hazard for the accident (when they are not ridden and in the carriageway). When they are involved in an accident as a carriageway hazard, horses cannot be separated out from other animals. The number...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M1 (21 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The M1 J32 to 35a scheme opened to traffic in March 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways (21 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The table below includes all breakdown cases where the location has been categorised as being in a live lane or not in a live lane. Breakdown - live lane Breakdown - not in live lane Calendar Year Frequency % Frequency % 2016 27,004 20.3% 106,134 79.7% 2017 26,060 21.0% 98,317 79.0% 2018 29,987 19.7% 122,076 80.3% 2019 27,410 21.0% 103,061 79.0% Data...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Safety (21 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The previous Government announced its intention to review available evidence to see if a more flexible approach might be appropriate regarding amending regulations to permit the use of red flashing lights by road recovery operators. The Government is committed to improving road safety. The Department is commissioning this study, which will involve an assessment of the potential risks and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: North of England (21 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Development Consent Order for Mottram Bypass will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate this calendar year to support a proposed start of works for the scheme in 2021/2022.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A68: North East (20 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The A68 is part of the Local Road Network and therefore it is for the relevant local highways authorities to plan and bring forward improvements for the route. The Government recognises the importance of local roads for businesses and communities. We are providing over £5.8 billion to local highways authorities outside London from 2015 to 2020, to help improve the condition of roads and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (20 Jan 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: Electric Vehicles (20 Jan 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 and workplaces and on residential streets. To improve consumer attitudes...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Accidents (16 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: It is for each highway authority responsible for street lighting in their area to decide the level of service they wish their street lighting network to deliver. No assessment has been made by the Department for Transport on the effects of street lighting with regard to the trend in road traffic accidents. Statistics on personal injury road accidents reported to the police, published by the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Worcestershire (16 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Government is committed to improving local infrastructure and expects to announce details of the available funding shortly. Individual allocations of this funding will be subject to Ministerial decisions.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Accidents (16 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Department does not hold data on whether casualties in reported road accidents were working for food or other delivery services, as this information is not required from the police in the Stats19 data collection.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Fares (16 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Secretary of State has had no such discussions. Proposals about fare zones are subject to an agreement between TfL and the rail industry and would need to be discussed and agreed between the parties to this agreement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Fares (16 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: This was a decision made by TfL; however, the Oyster system, developed nearly 20 years ago, cannot accommodate additional fare zones. The DfT has recently worked with TfL to extend pay-as-you-go (PAYG) to Luton Airport and Welwyn Garden City, and in both cases the extensions involved TfL’s Contactless system but not Oyster. We are exploring with TfL how to extend the benefits of PAYG to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tyres: Standards (16 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The previous Government announced its intention to bring forward legislation to ban the use of tyres aged 10 years and over on HGVs, heavy trailers, buses, coaches and minibuses in February 2019. A statutory consultation on legislative proposals, which concluded on 1 September 2019, received more than 1100 responses reflecting a wide variety of views. The Government is committed to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Finance (16 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The responsibility for local highways maintenance in London is a devolved matter and therefore falls to Transport for London (TfL) and the London boroughs. The Government is providing local highways authorities in England (outside of London) over £6.6 billion between 2015 and 2020 for local highways maintenance. Every local highway authority in England (outside London) receives maintenance...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M1: Accidents (15 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The number of reported personal injury road accidents and the number of fatal casualties between junctions 10 and 13 on the M1 since 2010 can be found in the table below: Reported personal injury road accidents and fatalities between junctions 10 and 13 on the M1¹, 2010 to 2018 Year Accidents (all severities) Fatalities 2010 113 0 ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Safety (15 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), which we expect to publish shortly, will specify the objectives to be achieved by Highways England in the second road period 2 (2020-21 to 2024-25). It will have legal force under the Infrastructure Act 2015 Chapter 7, Part 1 Section 3. Compliance with the performance specification, including the meeting of Key Performance Indicator targets and the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Safety (15 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The documents newly published by Highways England contained only editorial changes rather than technical changes, to align with the new format and structure of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. As the content had not changed, no consultation with groups representing (a) walking, (b) cycling and (c) horse-riding interests was undertaken by Highways England.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bridges: A14 (15 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Highways England is aware of the impact any closure of the Orwell Bridge has during high winds. Any decision to close it is not taken lightly and is made on safety grounds alone. Highways England commissioned a study in October 2018 which will help determine whether the current closure threshold is appropriate. Highways England has meetings planned with stakeholders later this month to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Fuel Cells (15 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Government is committed to exploring the development of hydrogen as a strategic decarbonised energy carrier, which has potential to support the UK’s efforts to decarbonise transport and meet the 2050 net zero target. The UK is well placed to be a leader in hydrogen and fuel cell powered transportation due to our high-quality engineering and manufacturing capability in relevant supply...


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