Results 141–160 of 2682 for speaker:George Freeman

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Breathalysers (14 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The EU General Safety Regulation mandates the fitment of “alcohol interlock installation facilitation” or the “interface” in new cars from 2022 and does not mandate the fixture of any specific device. The Road Safety Statement 2019 included an action to commission research into the effectiveness of alcolocks to understand the feasibility of introducing them in the UK. As part of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: River Thames: Passenger Ships (14 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Transport in London is devolved and the responsibility of the Mayor and Transport for London. Decisions relating to River Thames operations and transport services are for the Mayor to take. The Department is always keen to see proposals for improved use of the Thames for passengers and freight traffic.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: North West (14 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The bus market outside London is deregulated and decisions regarding service provision is primarily a commercial matter for bus operators. Decisions on subsidised bus services are a matter for individual English local authorities, in the light of their other spending priorities. The Department provides around £43 million every year of Bus Subsidy Operators Grant (BSOG) directly to English...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Worsley and Eccles South (14 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The bus market outside London is deregulated and decisions regarding service provision is primarily a commercial matter for bus operators. Decisions on subsidised bus services are a matter for individual English local authorities, in the light of their other spending priorities. The Bus Services Act 2017 provides the tools local authorities need, such as Franchising and Enhanced Partnerships...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Construction (14 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: I refer the hon Member to the answer I gave on 7 January 2020 to Question UIN 217.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A34: Oxfordshire (14 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: Officials have been asked to facilitate discussions between Oxfordshire County Council and Highways England as they look at opportunities to help bring forward the current schedule for completion of the scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Finance (13 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: In 2018/19, bus operators received around £2.1bn of support from the public sector, with around £1bn of funding for older and disabled people’s concessions and £850m of subsidy for socially necessary services provided by local authorities and funded via MHCLG’s Revenue Support Grant. In addition, the Department for Transport provides £250m of support to local authorities and bus...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tintwistle, Hollingworth and Mottram Bypass (13 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.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Greater Manchester (13 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: Roads: Merseyside (13 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: Roads: Construction (9 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: We will provide an update on whether the project should continue in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Construction (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: We will provide an update on whether the project should continue in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Safety (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: In the Road Safety Statement 2019 we announced that the Department would lead a review of roads policing and wider traffic law enforcement. As part of this review we will be commissioning an inspection of roads policing and publishing a Call for Evidence to run alongside that inspection. Following consideration of the Call for Evidence, planned to launch early next year, we would expect to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Construction (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: We will provide an update on whether the project should continue in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Fares (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: There are a variety of reasons for the fall in bus patronage. This includes congestion, affecting bus service reliability and punctuality, which industry leaders have remarked upon publicly last week as one of the key issues impacting on bus patronage. That is why the Department’s ‘A Better Deal for Bus Users’ published recently stated that all new road investments receiving central UK...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Construction (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Oxford to Cambridge Expressway project has no effect on Oxford County Council’s delivery of the Lodge Hill diamond interchange upgrade.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Construction (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: We will provide an update on whether the project should continue in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A34: Oxfordshire (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The A34 Lodge Hill junction upgrade is being progressed and developed by Oxfordshire County Council as the scheme promotor. I understand Highways England are working closely with the County to help develop the design and modelling for the upgrade. I believe the County are currently aiming to begin construction of the scheme in early 2021, subject to approval from Highways England, with...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A27: West Sussex (7 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.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Lighting (7 Jan 2020)

George Freeman: The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations require vehicles first used on or after 1st April 1986 to be fitted only with lamps and light sources that have been approved to established standards, which govern luminous flux, colour and dimensions. The regulations also require vehicle owners to replace light sources with like-for-like approved replacements and ensure that the lamps fitted to their...


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