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Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 5 ( 6 Feb 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, this is a group that somebody has decided to call “operations”, which is fine. I have two short amendments in this group. Amendment 5 relates to the consultation requirements. Your Lordships regularly debate the question of who should be consulted and on what basis. My worry here is that the Government are suggesting that the right definition of who should be consulted are those...

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 ( 6 Feb 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, these amendments are all about road safety. Of course, it is a very important subject, which we discussed at length at Committee. Many of the comments made by noble Lords will have been reflected in what I am about to say and in what the Minister said. The Minister has some amendments and I have a couple of amendments in this grouping. We are all struggling to come up with a...

Pedicabs (London) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion ( 6 Feb 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I add my thanks to those of other noble Lords. Getting this Bill through your Lordships’ House has been very interesting process. There must have been a record number of people who went to see the clerks in the Public Bill Office and said they would like to add something about scooters and batteries, how you should ride scooters and that you should not do it on the pavement. We...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Old Oak Common Station (29 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower of 22 November (HL338), what assessment they have made of expected journey times between Old Oak Common and Bond Street via (1) the planned HS2 station at Euston and the Northern Line, and (2) the Elizabeth Line broken down into (a) in-vehicle time, (b) wait time, and (c) walking time.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Old Oak Common Station (29 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 15 December 2023 (HL801), what are the sources of the “in vehicle” and “walk” times quoted; what is their assessment of the breakdown of times by vehicle and walking between Old Oak Common and Euston on HS2, and between Euston and Bond Street on the Underground; and whether they are able to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (29 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in identifying a UK satellite-based augmentation system to replace the functionality of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service; and whether the analysis of the potential benefits of such a system, commissioned from PA Consulting over a year ago, has been completed and, if so, whether they will place a copy of that...

East Coast Main Line - Question (24 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, will the Minister explain why this government-owned railway, LNER, has apparently changed all the fare structures to remove most saver and supersaver fares—presumably with the intention of reducing the number of passengers that use it?

Private Crossings (Signs and Barriers) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Regret (17 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I am very grateful to the large number of noble Lords who have taken part in this debate. We covered a wide range of level crossings and railways, and many other issues. It is worth reminding ourselves that my Motion related only to heritage lines and to crossings which were not public roads—it included public footpaths and agricultural crossings, and things like that. Taking that...

Private Crossings (Signs and Barriers) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Regret (17 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to move this Motion, which many noble Lords will think is not the most important thing facing the country at this stage. Unfortunately, when the original draft regulations were put down, those of us who have a liking for and an interest in railways, in particular private railways—some of them are steam railways—we found that no consideration was...

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 25 (15 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: I asked the Minister whether he would be prepared to meet me, one or two colleagues and perhaps the regulator, the Office of Rail and Road, so that we can understand a little more what he has said. I am very interested in his response, but it would be very helpful if we could have a meeting before Report.

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 25 (15 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I will speak to my Amendment 37A. Before I start, I will comment on the noble Baroness’s introduction to her Amendment 25. What she proposes is extremely important. My amendment seeks to go a bit further, rightly or wrongly. Given the issues we have talked about during the passage of this Bill so far, the issue of changes in technology is really quite serious. Obviously, we do...

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 23 (15 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I shall be brief. It has been an interesting debate on this group of amendments because we have started talking about infrastructure separately from what goes on it. That is an important issue to look at because, whether in terms of the comments that I remember the noble Lord, Lord Cameron of Dillington, making at Second Reading about the benefits of living in the countryside or the...

Long-term Plan for Housing - Statement (11 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I have the honour of serving on the Built Environment Committee in your Lordships’ House, along with one or two other colleagues here. We have been listening to evidence in the last few months from builders, planners and Ministers about why the 300,000 target has not been reached. I think the low point for me was evidence from an Environment Minister and the Housing Minister, who...

Storms: Weather Resilience - Question (11 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, the Somerset Levels have flooded every winter for the last 20 or 30 years, which often stops the railway and roads. I am told it is because the Environment Agency has prevented proper dredging of the rivers, which would allow the rainwater to run away into the sea. Is this not clearly easy to do, and a quick fix that would stop this happening every year?

Written Answers — Home Office: Roads: Accidents (11 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the recommendations from the HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service and HM Inspector of Constabulary report Joint Inspection of the Investigation and Prosecution of Fatal Road Traffic Incidents, published in February 2015, have been taken up.

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 11 (10 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, I will intervene very briefly and apologise for being late. I support my noble friend Lord Liddle in his comments on Amendment 49 and the need for an advisory council. We have come across this before in many other Bills and Ministers always seem to say, “We don’t want to list those people who might be on it, because they might change”. I just draw the Committee’s attention...

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (10 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, this is a very interesting and incredibly important group of amendments. My noble friend Lord Tunnicliffe’s introduction was masterful in setting out all the problems. Before I comment on them, however, I would like to comment on a remark by the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, just now about which bits of the country, whether they are highways or not, are covered by this legislation....

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (10 Jan 2024)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, in principle I support the amendments in this group. Noble Lords who have tabled them have given us some pretty concerning views on what might happen when things go wrong. It all boils down to the fact that there needs to be proper standards, as the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, said, and proper testing of those standards in real life, as the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, said. My worry is...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill (27 Dec 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill, as currently drafted, will bind the Crown, and if not, why.


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