Results 1–20 of 1122 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jesse Norman

South Middlesbrough: Traffic Congestion (6 Dec 2017)

Jesse Norman: What a delight it is to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. I want to place it on the record that I am an admirer of my right hon. Friend, or rather my hon. Friend—he is not yet right hon., but I am sure it is only a matter of time. It is wonderful to see him as—I think I am right in saying—the first Conservative Member of Parliament ever in his constituency, and the...

Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Jesse Norman: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I am grateful to the hon. Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson) for calling this debate. It is testimony to his chirpiness and to the energy of Labour Back Benchers that they have been able to muster such a crowd after a night like last night. I congratulate them on that, too. Many issues have been raised that will not...

Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Jesse Norman: I have no time. The right hon. Gentleman can ask his question if he wants to, but I really want to respond to the points that have been made. The Government have provided £288 million so far to fund this piece of infrastructure, on top of the £86 million already provided to Halton to develop the scheme and to pay for land and for decontamination. It has been the policy of successive...

Tolls on the Mersey Crossings — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Jesse Norman: The hon. Gentleman raises the issue of people in bands G and H. There has to have been a socioeconomic basis for that, otherwise the problem could not have been addressed without a leakage, but I am very happy to revisit the letter that he received with Treasury colleagues to see whether further consideration can be given to that issue. I want to give the hon. Member for City of Chester a...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Jesse Norman: I should like to congratulate the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) on securing this debate on transport in the north, which has, by and large, been well informed, energetic and not overly partisan. My colleagues and I know that securing transport improvements is crucial for her constituents, as it is for all of us. In fact, from either side of the House, both this...

European Economic Area: Uk Membership: Transport in the North (6 Nov 2017)

Jesse Norman: I have so many points to make that I have to proceed; I have only nine minutes left. Promoting that misinformation is not helpful to our public debate. It misinforms the travelling public and risks undermining confidence in the north when it should be robust. That is frustrating for the Government when we are working so hard to overcome decades of under-investment in the north. We are...

Committees: RHS Wisley/A3 (26 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Mole Valley (Sir Paul Beresford) on securing this important debate about Highways England’s planned improvements to junction 10 of the M25 near Wisley. The scheme has attracted a great deal of public and parliamentary interest, and I know that Highways England has been listening carefully to all that has been said, including, I am sure, the...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: What an excellent debate this has been. It has been largely warm, sensible and, in general, non-partisan—until the last few minutes at least. The speech of the hon. Member for Middlesbrough (Andy McDonald) would have been electrifying, but only if he had been plugged into one of our 11,500 charging points around the country. We have had a Whig theory of history; we have had the modern...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: I know; it is hard to imagine, Mr Speaker. None the less, we have managed to soldier on. As the Minister said, his remarks were all too brief at a mere 58 minutes, leaving the House yearning for more. He went on at some length—and rightly so—about the rurality of his constituency and the importance of these issues, which affect not merely urban, but rural constituencies. All I can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport Emissions (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: The Government’s plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide concentrations, which was published in July, sets out a number of steps backed with £3 billion of investment in air quality and cleaner transport. These include the tough new real-world emissions tests for new models of diesel and petrol cars.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport Emissions (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: As the hon. Gentleman knows, we have published the clean air plan and we are working very closely with local authorities regarding clean air zones. There is also a wider duty on local authorities that are not specifically part of the zones themselves to bear air quality in mind, and we also support them through the Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport Emissions (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: The hon. Gentleman is correct about the importance of buses. Only yesterday, I met the chief executive of Go-Ahead buses, which is very active around the country, and we specifically discussed that matter. I have held such discussions with other operators and will continue to do so in the coming months. We also considered retrofitting and improving passenger numbers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport Emissions (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: I can only admire the hon. Lady’s ingenuity in crowbarring a point about Virgin rail into a question about road transport emissions. Obviously the rail Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys (Paul Maynard), is better placed to answer that, but let me draw her attention to the work that we are doing through the cycling and walking investment strategy on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport Emissions (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: As the hon. Gentleman knows, we have been looking closely at this issue and will make an announcement in due course.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Road Network: Congestion (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: Tackling congestion, as you will know, Mr Speaker, is at the forefront of the Government’s plans to provide a modern strategic road network that supports our growing economy. The Government are investing in the largest programme of improvements on our national roads that we have seen for many decades, as the Secretary of State said—£15 billion between 2015 and 2021 alone. In...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Road Network: Congestion (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: I thank my hon. Friend for highlighting Highways England’s work to develop proposals that would improve access to the M4. The scheme will be vital to unlocking the potential for housing developments in that area. As he will know, the Secretary of State has seen the site for himself, and he and I are taking the issue very seriously. I will be discussing it, among other things, with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Road Network: Congestion (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: I thoroughly dispute the idea that the Government are not playing their part, not least because we are heavily investing in HS2, which will run very close to that port and support it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Road Network: Congestion (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: We are absolutely aware of these issues and officials focus on them, as they do on issues on other strategic parts of the road network, but I would be delighted to meet my right hon. Friend to look at the issue further.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Road Network: Congestion (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: As the hon. Lady will know, the Secretary of State made clear—[Interruption]—and reminds the House again that the north is seeing the biggest single investment in rail for many decades.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bridge Tolls (19 Oct 2017)

Jesse Norman: It is Government policy that those who benefit from the significant improvements that estuarial crossings bring should help to pay for them. Successive Governments have taken the view that tolls are justified when private finance enables key road infrastructure such as significant river crossings to proceed and to be maintained.


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