Results 4441–4456 of 4456 for speaker:Lord Berkeley

Aldington: Proposed Immigrant Detention Centre (19 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, can my noble friend tell the House how many jobs will be created at Aldington if this scheme goes ahead? Can my noble friend also confirm that the detainees will not be given cars with which they can clog up the roads?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Speeding: Prosecutions (16 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many drivers of motor vehicles have been prosecuted for speeding in the last five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airport Runways: Increased Capacity (15 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the terms of reference to the consultation in respect of additional airport runway capacity in the South East; and which bodies they have invited to respond.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airport Runways: Increased Capacity (15 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they support British Airways' proposals for a third runway at Heathrow submitted in response to a two-year government consultation programme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airport Runways: Increased Capacity (15 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: How a consultation programme for additional runway capacity in the South East will be undertaken alongside the inquiry into Terminal 5 at Heathrow.

Toll Charges: VAT (14 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, do the French and Italian Governments pay VAT on the tolls on their motorways, some of which are privatised and some of which are state-owned? Are they, too, subject to the future ruling in the European Court? Secondly, if the Commission is proposing VAT on road tolls, is it proposing VAT on bus and train fares, Underground fares, air fares or any other kind of travel within the...

Road Traffic Casualties (13 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I am probably ill-advised to be in speaking in this debate. When I was cycling down Marsham Street this afternoon I had to use my mobile phone and nearly bumped into my noble friend the Minister! I am not sure whether that would have been covered by the Bill proposed by my noble friend Lord Davies, but I apologise and I shall not do it again. My concern about the issue which my...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rail Passenger Service Franchises (13 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: In assessing bids for new or extended rail passenger franchises, what weight is given to: (a) present performance of franchisees: (b) new service proposals; and (c) price offered.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rail Passenger Service Franchises (13 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What levels of poor service to passengers would exclude existing franchise operators from being awarded new or extended rail passenger franchises in compliance with the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising Objectives, Instructions and Guidance for the Secretary of State.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport of Military Equipment ( 6 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What criteria are considered by the Ministry of Defence in deciding whether road or rail transport is used for the movement of military equipment within the United Kingdom.[HL Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Transport Bill ( 5 Jun 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, the noble Earl gave a most interesting and well-researched summary of the problems facing Scotland, to which I shall refer later. I declare an interest as chairman of the Rail Freight Group and an adviser to Adtranz. I congratulate my noble friend the Minister on his introduction to the Bill, which comes from a White Paper on transport integration that itself resulted from a major,...

West Coast Main Line (24 May 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: Following Railtrack's network management statement of March that 12,000 line closures per year would be required for the next few years to upgrade the West Coast Main Line, what action they are taking to ensure passenger and freight services are maintained to an adequate quality.

West Coast Main Line (24 May 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, first, I declare an interest as chairman of Rail Freight Group. I thank the Minister for that Answer. My noble friend is right. One cannot have such a major upgrade for a new line without closures. He is also right that alternative routes need to be found. When the line was electrified 25 years ago, alternative routes were provided. I am told that one such route was the Midland...

Northern Ireland: Public Transport (18 May 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that quality bus driving is as important as quality buses? Do the Government have any plans to improve the quality of the training of bus drivers so that travelling on a bus becomes a pleasure rather than a "hanging on like grim death" experience, as is so often the case at the moment?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Telecommunications Council, 2 May ( 9 May 2000)

Lord Berkeley: asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the outcome of the Telecommunications Council held in Brussels on 2 May

Roadworks: Piccadilly ( 3 May 2000)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that there is another side to it? Will the Minister congratulate the contractors on demonstrating that one lane in Piccadilly is quite sufficient? Will he go further and suggest that that should be converted into a bus lane and that the pavements should be widened, as should those on Regent Street?


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