Results 121–140 of 4456 for speaker:Lord Berkeley

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to set up an independent inquiry to review HS2 Phase 1, to either (1) reduce costs, or (2) investigate options for integrating HS2 Phase 1 into the existing Network Rail system.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Licensing (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to simplify the licensing regime for mopeds, motorcycles and other forms of powered light vehicle (PLV) within the current parliament.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government why advice from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority that "The project (HS2) will remain fundamentally flawed unless transparency and frankness is provided to the true level of uncertainty and confidence variations of time, cost and benefits", as reported in the Sunday Times on 22 October, was not provided to Parliament before it approved authorisation for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what legal process they plan to follow to cancel HS2 Phase 2A; whether they plan to introduce legislation to repeal the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Act 2021; and what Phase 2A’s cancellation means for the undertakings and assurances given during the passage of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Cost Effectiveness (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what guidance they provide concerning the criteria for approval of major infrastructure projects, in particular on the economic benefit to cost ratio; what advice they received from the consultancy OXERA concerning the projected benefit cost ration for HS2; what action they took in response to that advice; and what changes they required HS2 Ltd to make in order...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Compensation (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what legal process they plan to follow to cancel the HS2 Phase 2B West (Crewe to Manchester) and whether there are any plans for petitioners to be compensated for legal costs incurred.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Land (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove the safeguarding protections from land or properties covered by HS2 Phases 2A and 2B; whether they will offer any acquired properties or land back for sale to previous owners and, if so, at what price; and what steps they will take to remedy any HS2-related work that has already commenced on any such land or properties.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Accountancy (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government who were the accounting officers responsible for HS2 at (1) the Department for Transport, and (2) HS2 Ltd, for the period from 1 January 2009 to the present.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Passengers (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what is their assessment of whether service operators of vessels at UK ports should be able to deny boarding to any person representing a potential or actual business competitor of that operator.

HS2 Ltd: Costs - Question (25 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports alleging that HS2 Ltd did not disclose accurate cost estimates for the project; and what plans they have to establish an independent inquiry into that company’s actions.

HS2 Ltd: Costs - Question (25 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: I thank the noble Baroness for that interesting response. There were a lot of people quoted in the Sunday Times at the weekend, including experienced HS2 directors who have risked their careers and jobs because they are so worried about what went wrong within the company. Noble Lords will know that the Prime Minister criticised HS2 in his speech at the Conservative party conference, and I...

Transport: Zero-emission Vehicles, Drivers and HS2 - Statement (17 Oct 2023)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, many noble Lords and other people have said to me, “You must feel very pleased that you won and it got cancelled”. I do not look upon it that way at all. I have been campaigning for many years now because the cost of HS2 was ballooning, but my main reason was that I thought it was the wrong project for what was being built. The costs had gone right out of control and the Prime...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Isles of Scilly (28 Sep 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 20 September (HL9964), whether they intend to place in the Library of the House a copy of the full business case submitted by the Council of the Isles of Scilly in connection with that Council’s bid for levelling up funding for new vessels.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Isles of Scilly (28 Sep 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what reassurances they have had from the Council of the Isles of Scilly that their plans to establish a special purpose vehicle to manage the proposed £48 million grant from the Levelling Up Fund for the procurement of lifeline shipping services comply with local government procurement rules.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Isles of Scilly (28 Sep 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government, following the announcement that the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has withdrawn support for the Council of the Isles of Scilly's business case for Levelling Up funding, whether they will ensure that any subsequent application for funding for new vessels or infrastructure is subject to a condition that that Council complies with rules on competitive...

Housebuilding - Question (21 Sep 2023)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, is the Minister aware that your Lordships’ Built Environment Committee, of which I have the honour of being a member, is publishing a report today on the very Question asked by my noble friend? Will he guarantee to read the report in full? I think he will find that some of the comments and conclusions we have come to are slightly different from some of the responses he has given...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Isles of Scilly (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Berkeley: To ask His Majesty's Government what factors they will take into account in accepting a recommendation from the Council of the Isles of Scilly to accept a bid for new vessels paid for by the Levelling Up Fund, in the absence of a competitive tendering process.

Tata Steel: Port Talbot - Statement (19 Sep 2023)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, the Minister will be aware of the great interest from his colleagues in the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero about offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea. A number of us have been attending meetings about where these would be located and where the shore stations would be, if we can call them that. I live in Cornwall and felt fairly miserable that they could not be built...

High Speed 2 - Commons Urgent Question (19 Sep 2023)

Lord Berkeley: My Lords, about six to nine months ago, the Government said that they would pause all work at Euston. Has that happened? My impression is, as reports I get suggest, that there is a great deal of work going on there. Can the Minister tell us how much work has gone on even after it was paused?


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