Results 161–180 of 2682 for speaker:George Freeman

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing (5 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is responsible for ensuring that only those who meet the required medical standards are issued with a driving licence. The DVLA considers all available medical evidence before making a decision. If a driving licence is revoked based on the medical information, the DVLA will always consider any further information that subsequently becomes...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Safety (5 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Secretary of State announced on 24 October that the Department for Transport will carry out an evidence stocktake to gather the facts about smart motorway safety. This will include assessing the safety performance of smart motorways and conventional motorways with a hard shoulder.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A3: Hindhead (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: Links to the DEFRA 2012 and 2017 strategic noise mapping data for estimated road noise for the A3 near Hindhead Tunnel and Queen Elizabeth country park are provided below. Once the postcode (GU26 6AP) is inserted into the Preview box the data will become live. Maps were made using computer modelling techniques, based on information such as traffic flow data, road/rail type, and vehicle type...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Sales (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Department does not hold any information relating to methods by which vehicles are purchased.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Rural Areas (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Government recognises the importance of bus services, which can provide vital connections to people in rural areas. Since January 2014, around £43 million of the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) has been paid directly to local authorities each year, to support socially necessary bus services in their area that are not commercially viable. To improve current bus services, or restore...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Capital Investment (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: Through the Road Investment Strategy (RIS), Highways England is investing £675 million to improve the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Strategic Road Network, with designated funds across five areas: environmental; cycling, safety and integration; air quality; growth and housing; and innovation. In April 2017 Highways England published its Sustainable Development and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Capital Investment (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: Highways England has a £675 million designated fund budget covering the period April 2015 to March 2020. The remaining £225m of the £900m commitment is for 2020/21 and will be superseded by the first year of the second Road Investment Strategy. As of the end of September 2019, half the way through the 2019/20 financial year, Highways England had invested £460.2 million of these funds. ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Urban Areas (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: On 30 September, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced ‘A Better Deal for Bus Users’ package, worth £220 million, to boost bus services. As part of this package, the Government will pay an extra £30 million directly to local authorities in 2020/21 to enable them to improve current bus services or to restore lost services. Further details, including the funding allocations for each...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Government has not made any recent assessment on the sustainability of motorcycling as a form of transport.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Bus Lanes (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016, as amended, prescribe the traffic signs to be used to indicate if motorcycles are allowed into bus lanes. This is a decision for local traffic authorities to make, and they are not required to inform the Department. Accordingly, the Department does not hold information on which authorities allow motorcycles into bus lanes. Traffic...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Accidents (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Department does not hold information on whether drivers or riders involved in reported road accidents acted unlawfully. The closest information available in the road casualty data is contributory factors. Contributory factors provide some insight into why and how road accidents occur. They are designed to give the key actions and failures that led directly to the actual impact to aid...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Commuters: Air Pollution (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: My Department has not carried out such an assessment. Air quality in London, and on the London Underground is the responsibility of the Mayor of London. The Committee on the Health Effects of Air Pollution did publish a review of air quality on the London Underground last January, which was discussed with Transport for London.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Romford (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Department is working closely with Transport for London (TfL) as it develops a business case for the scheme. Once TfL has submitted a business case, the Department will assess it and make a decision. With significant funding involved, it is not possible to provide an exact timeframe for Ministerial decisions until the business case has been received and the necessary assessment criteria...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M1 (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Highways Agency held a public consultation on the proposals regarding the regulation to introduce variable mandatory speed limits on the all lane running smart motorways on the M1 junction 32 to 35A from 17 December 2012 to 11 February 2013. The scheme was delivered by Highways England and became operational in March 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: Zero emission motorists in Clacton can benefit from grants under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and Work Place Chargepoint Schemes and Tendring District Council can apply for funding under the On-street Residential Charging scheme. We want to encourage private sector investment to build and operate a self-sustaining public network that is affordable, reliable and accessible....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Safety (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The draft Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2) published in October 2018 sets out Government’s objectives for the second Road Period from 2020-21 to 2024-25. These build on the progress made in the first Road Investment Strategy (RIS1). The RIS2 performance specification is expected to be split into six outcome areas. Under each of these outcome areas we will require Highways England to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Safety (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The Department for Transport and Highways England have undertaken an extensive engagement exercise with external stakeholders in developing the performance specification for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2). This has included walking, cycling and horse riding groups, as well as organisations representing the safety interests of all road users. In addition, Transport Focus has formed...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Cambridgeshire (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The A14 scheme designers certify that the scheme design complies with the relevant mandatory standards within the Design Manual Roads & Bridges. Where compliance is not possible, departures from standards are applied for which have to be strongly justified to be acceptable. Highways England employs an independent project technical assurance team to oversee this process and through spot...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A1: Lincolnshire (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The planned roadworks on the A1 near Harlaxton are part of Lincolnshire County Council led works for the Grantham Relief Road. The planned work interacts with the strategic road network on the A1, and so Highways England is supporting Lincolnshire County Council to deliver this scheme. Highways England has reviewed the construction plans provided by Lincolnshire County Council’s contractor...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties (4 Nov 2019)

George Freeman: The information requested is not held by the Department for Transport. The amount of vehicle excise duty collected cannot be broken down by geographical area or by private vehicle owners and commercial operators.


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