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Goods Vehicles (International Road Transport Permits and Haulage Within the EU) Regulations 2024 – Lord Davies of Gower. Orders and regulations

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, I too pay my respects and offer my condolences to Lord Rosser’s family. Several train operators are in the market for new trains, which will provide significant commercial opportunities for UK rolling stock manufacturers. Alstom will have the opportunity to take part in competitions for future contracts. Rolling stock owners are also continuing to support the supply chain by...

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: No, I do not agree that the Government have a gap in their industrial policy. Rail manufacturing plays a very important role in growing the UK economy and there is a strong pipeline of future orders for UK rail manufacturers, including upcoming procurements in the market being run by Northern, Chiltern, TransPennine and South- eastern. That competition process is open for all manufacturers...

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I cannot comment on the construction side, but Alstom is part a contract with Hitachi to design, build and maintain the HS2 trains for phase 1 only—that is 54 trains. Phase 1 of HS2, between Birmingham and London, will continue, with, as I have said before, a rescoped Euston station. HS2 Ltd has written to the joint venture confirming that the original order for those 54 trains for phase 1...

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Yes, I can. The Transport Secretary had a constructive meeting yesterday with Alstom’s chairman and chief executive officer and its UK and Ireland director. We are now in a period of intense discussion with the company on potential options to secure a sustainable future for Alstom’s Litchurch Lane factory. While it would not be appropriate for me to go into the details of those...

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The noble Lord makes a very serious point. I am not able to confirm that now, but I will certainly look it up and write to him.

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I can only repeat what I have just said. The Government are working very hard to make sure the company remains at the location. New competitions have recently commenced for rolling stock on Northern, Southeastern, TransPennine and Chiltern railway lines, as well as procurements for fleet upgrades on East Midlands, Chiltern and CrossCountry. Alstom is very capable, and able to compete for this...

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I cannot give the noble Lord that figure at the moment, but I will certainly look into it and come back to him.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: China (10 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: DfT co-chairs the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) group that developed two new international regulations related to connected vehicles – one on cyber security and one on software updates. The cyber security regulation sets out requirements to mitigate potential threats in vehicle construction, to monitor emerging threats and to respond to cyber attacks. The Government takes...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Carbon Emissions ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is committed to reviewing all aspects of motorcycle training and testing. It is working with key industry representatives, including the Motorcycle Industry Association, to plan the next roundtable meeting scheduled for 8 May 2024. The roundtable meeting will explore reforms to motorcycle training and testing, and licensing for L category vehicles as...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Carbon Emissions ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The guidance for Local Authorities on zero emission powered light vehicles is being finalised and is expected to be published shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Training ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: We are continuing to review these proposals, and will respond in due course. They will be covered at the proposed meeting.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Abnormal Loads ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: National Highways, who manage motorways and major A roads in England, between April 2023 and March 2024 issued 20 hauliers with a Special-Order permit for vehicles with a S.O. weight exceeding 150,000kgs. Data for roads managed by local authorities is not held by the Department for Transport.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Abnormal Loads ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: National Highways, who manage motorways and major A roads in England, between April 2023 and March 2024 issued 86 hauliers with a VR1 permit (widths exceeding 5.0m and up to and including 6.1m). Data for roads managed by local authorities is not held by the Department for Transport.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Abnormal Loads ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: National Highways, who manage motorways and major A roads in England, issued 23 hauliers with a Special-Order permit for vehicles with a width exceeding 6.1m. Data for roads managed by Local Authorities is not held by the Department for Transport.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Euston Station ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The establishment of the Euston Quarter Ministerial Task Force was announced at Spring Budget on 6 March 2024. It will oversee the next stages of delivery at Euston, set strategic direction and facilitate decision making. Membership of the Task Force will include Ministers from the Department for Transport, HM Treasury and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Officials...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Strikes ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: On 20 March, ASLEF announced a further rolling programme of one-day strikes and action short of strike on the National Rail network. The rail industry is working on contingency planning and will do all it can to minimise the impacts for passengers. During periods of strike action, rail operators deploy measures such as implementing amended timetables to ensure services can be delivered...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Billing ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: For the 23-24 Financial Year thus far, the average time a business waits for the payment of a valid invoice from the Department for Transport is 3.41 working days.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Training ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is committed to reviewing all aspects of motorcycle training and testing, and is in the process of assessing the Motorcycle Industry Association’s proposals to reform compulsory basic training (CBT).

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles: Operating Costs ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government has continued its support for haulage companies by freezing HGV Vehicle Excise Duty and the HGV Levy for 2024-25, as announced at Autumn Statement 2023. This has resulted in a tax saving for one of the most popular HGVs (a 38-44 tonne articulated lorry with 3 axles, EURO VI) of £47 per annum. These measures form a package of support for hauliers, alongside the freezing of Fuel...


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