Results 1–20 of 1012 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

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.

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

Jesse Norman: I am not aware of having rejected any previous invitation. I would be delighted to meet the hon. Gentleman and his constituents. The Government’s position is very clear. We intend that the tolls will go when the bridge has been paid for. Unfortunately, when crossings are being tolled, there has to be equality, because otherwise the untolled bridge ends up being loaded up to the point...

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

Jesse Norman: The Government want to make cycling and walking the natural choices for short journeys and parts of longer journeys. In April this year, as the hon. Gentleman knows, we published the first ever statutory cycling and walking investment strategy for England. The strategy sets out our plans for increasing cycling and walking, and it identifies £1.2 billion of funding for the period up to 2021.

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

Jesse Norman: I wish the hon. Gentleman very good luck in his ride with Chris Boardman, and I hope that Chris knows what he is letting himself in for. I have met both the Mayor of Manchester and Chris directly to discuss this strategy, and Chris has been kind enough to share it with me and my officials. Of course, from a central Government standpoint, we will do what we can to support it.

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

Jesse Norman: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the question. As she says, the Government made available £2.3 billion precisely for such schemes, as part of the national infrastructure fund. I would be delighted to have a good look at the scheme with officials and ministerial colleagues at the Department for Communities and Local Government. I direct her attention to the £12 billion that has...

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

Jesse Norman: To answer on my right hon. Friend’s behalf, I should say that the answer is in so far as the situation allows us to. As the hon. Gentleman will know, we have not ruled out legal action of our own. We are waiting for the German legal authorities—under European law, given the origin of these technologies—to make their decisions. Once they have done that, we will take a final...

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

Jesse Norman: I have two things to say. First, we very strongly support community transport operators in general. Secondly, we have been under some pressure to clarify the rules regarding local transport operators who are tacitly operating commercially. I am sure that that is not the case in Oxfordshire, but it is in other parts of the country. If my hon. Friend’s transport authority has a...

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

Jesse Norman: I would be happy to write to the hon. Gentleman with that information, but one concern is what the cost to local authorities would be. When we ran the numbers, as part of the wider decision, it became clear that the five local authorities involved would have to pay an extra £350 million to £400 million. That is an important further consideration.

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

Jesse Norman: I fully recognise the concern. As the right hon. Gentleman will know, the Department is being very careful. There will be no rapid over-enforcement. We will give people as much chance as possible to show that their activities are not commercial in the required sense. We will launch the consultation later this autumn and then take it from there.

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

Jesse Norman: Yes, of course. I have met the Community Transport Association to discuss this at length, as my officials have been doing for some time, and other community transport entities. I would be delighted to meet my hon. Friend and his constituents.


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