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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport for the North (3 Aug 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: Matters concerning the constitution, methods of operation and decision-making of Transport for the North (TfN) are for the TfN Board to consider. The creation of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council does not impact on TfN’s powers in any way.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Schools (3 Aug 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The return of pupils to education settings in September will be a considerable challenge for public transport capacity while maintaining social distancing. The Department is working with the Department for Education as a matter of urgency to explore options to increase capacity to ensure students can get to school or college in September. Solutions must be locally-led with authorities...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Commuters: Greater London (3 Aug 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department for Transport provides statistics on transport use by mode, published every Wednesday. Data on usage of the different transport modes is available on GOV.UK. This includes usage of Tube and Bus in London compared to a pre Covid-19 baseline. Specific data on the purpose of a journey (e.g....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover (3 Aug 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Government will not be placing copies of the reports referred to in the Libraries of either House. These reports are internal to the Department for Transport and are not intended for publication.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Coronavirus (3 Aug 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: We have been clear that the safety of transport workers is a top priority, and employers must take appropriate measures to protect all staff in line with the recommendations we have set out in the Safer Transport guidance, to ensure their workplaces are Covid-19 secure. This includes making sensible workplace adjustments, for example introducing screens, providing hand sanitiser, and reducing...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Department for Transport does not currently hold complete official statistics on commercial flight operations for the period requested. Data on the operation of commercial flights in the UK is collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and received from UK airports typically up to two months after the end of each month in adherence to statistical regulation (EC) 437/2003 on...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern Trains: Fares (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: There are no planned changes to Northern’s off-peak travel requirements. In the current COVID-19 crisis, Northern has prioritised running a service for customers that is both resilient and reliable, rather than ramping up services too quickly or introducing measures that may lead to increased passenger demand and thereby exceed restrictions on social distancing.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Coronavirus (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: We do not have median figures. The Department began work on facilitating repatriation 90 days ago (as at 29 July). At that time there were 11,374 crew in the UK. To date we have facilitated the repatriation of over 13,000 seafarers and there are currently 4,258 awaiting repatriation. Many vessels arriving in the UK are able to repatriate large numbers of seafarers over the 2-3 days after...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Accidents (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The number of accidents involving where the contributory factor ‘Driver using mobile phone’ was allocated to a pedal cyclist, by road user involved, in England, between 2013 and 2018 can be found in the below table. 2018 is the latest year for which data is available. Contributory factors assigned by police officers do not assign blame for the accident to any specific road user, however...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern Transport Acceleration Council (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The membership of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council will comprise key leaders from across the North, including Mayors and council leaders and will be chaired by the Secretary of State. The Council will give leaders from the North direct access to Ministers to discuss priority transport projects and make sure they are being progressed at pace, providing a mechanism for speeding up...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern Transport Acceleration Council: Transport for the North (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Secretary of State and his Ministers consulted with the Mayors and Council Leaders in the North, who are Transport for the North members, prior to the establishment of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council. The membership of the Northern Council will comprise key leaders from across the North, including Mayors and Council Leaders and will be chaired by the Secretary of State. ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services and Trams: Coronavirus (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: Officials are engaging with HMT on the future of emergency funding for the bus and light rail sectors, as a matter of the highest priority. The department will be in contact with operators as soon as we are in a position to update them.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services and Trams: Coronavirus (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Department continues to work closely with transport authorities and operators to understand the risks and ongoing issues in the bus and coach industry and how these can be addressed, so that public transport services can adapt to any ‘new normal’ that emerges from the COVID-19 outbreak and work towards a sustainable long-term recovery. The Department is engaging with HMT on the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A27: East Sussex (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The “A27 East of Lewes Off-line Study” represents an early stage of work to evaluate the need or otherwise for an enhancement of the A27 off the existing line of route. The study uses three different alignments for modelling purposes only. Development of specific route options and a detailed assessment of their benefits and costs, including environmental impacts, would follow at a later...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Coronavirus (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Government recognises the challenging times facing the aviation sector as a result of COVID-19. The aviation sector is crucial to the UK’s economy and businesses across the industry will be able to draw on the unprecedented package of economic measures we have put in place during this time. This includes a Bank of England scheme for firms to raise capital and the Coronavirus Business...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: I refer to my answer to Lord Berkeley’s question on 30 June. In spring 2018, the Department instructed KPMG to undertake an independent review of the presented options for the Wendover area, both from HS2 Ltd (surface route) and from mbpc Ltd (mined tunnel proposal). The Department asked the review to examine and consider both options, including a comparative assessment of their relative...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Speed Limits (31 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: Whilst no specific consultation took place with the Health and Safety Executive, Highways England did engage throughout the trials with the Office for Rail and Road (ORR) to update them on the progress and outputs of the trials. The enforcement of speed limits will be undertaken in the same way any speed limit through roadworks is enforced, by using average speed camera systems.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Licensing (30 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Department for Transport is aware of the difference between the maximum age for commercial pilots and the state pension age, and of the financial impact this could have on some people. The government is determined to ensure equal employment opportunities are available to all, regardless of age. The Department is working with the CAA to explore whether there is a safety case for increasing...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Crew (30 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Department for Transport is aware of the difference between the maximum age for commercial pilots and the state pension age, and of the financial impact this could have on some people. The Government is determined to ensure equal employment opportunities are available to all, regardless of age. The Department is working with the CAA to explore whether there is a safety case for increasing...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A55: Road Traffic (30 Jul 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Department has not made such estimates, and in any case, roads are a devolved matter. Changes in traffic volumes on the road network in Wales (including on the A55) is a matter for the Welsh Government.


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