Results 121–140 of 436 for speaker:Charlie Gordon

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: The member suggests that high-speed rail will have to be introduced in phases, because of financial constraints. How does he react to Network Rail's assertion that the business case shows it paying for itself?

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: In view of what he has just said, does Robert Brown not agree with Norman Baker, who was the Liberal transport spokesperson until the recent UK general election? He said in the House of Commons as recently as 11 March: "I congratulate HS2 on producing a route that, I think, minimises environmental damage while maximising the usefulness of the line."—[Official Report, House of Commons, 11...

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: Will the member take an intervention?

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: The member quoted his new coalition Government's statement that "Given financial constraints, we will have to achieve this in phases." However, Network Rail says that the business case exists and that the project can pay for itself. Why reinvent the wheel financially?

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: I congratulate the Scottish Government on this debate, which, as the minister said, adds impetus to the response to the issues raised in the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee's report on high-speed rail that we debated in the chamber on 22 April 2009. Since that time, a number of significant developments have taken forward the high-speed rail agenda. The minister...

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: Absolutely. In the lead-up to publishing last year's report on high-speed rail, our Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee took evidence from many people from the south of England who opposed the expansion of Heathrow airport and who well understood that their arguments made sense only if we Scots benefited sooner rather than later from high-speed rail connecting us all the...

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: That argument has some merit, but I refer the minister to Labour's amendment, which refers to other incremental steps to speed up the end-to-end journey time before we ultimately arrive at high-speed rail. Several sensible operational suggestions are around in the railway industry, such as those to remove pinchpoints and straighten bends on the west coast main line, which could give us...

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail (20 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: Is there any provision for high-speed rail in national planning framework 2?

Scottish Parliament written answers — Rail Services: Rail Services (12 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the open-access train operators that operate wholly or partly on railways in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Transport: Transport (12 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the transport projects for which completion dates have altered since May 2007, showing original and revised completion dates.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive Question Time — General Questions: Roads (M74) ( 5 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to rule out delaying the completion of the M74 junction 5 Raith scheme until 2013-14. (S3O-10380)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Executive Question Time — General Questions: Roads (M74) ( 5 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: If the Raith interchange scheme is put back on to the same timescale as the M8 Baillieston to Newhouse scheme, thus delaying it a year, what additional costs will fall on the Raith scheme? Can the minister guarantee that both schemes or the combined scheme will be ready in time for the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow?

Scottish Parliament: First ScotRail (Industrial Relations) ( 5 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: Will the minister give way?

Scottish Parliament: First ScotRail (Industrial Relations) ( 5 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: Published correspondence shows that ScotRail management was not minded to have driver-only operation on the Airdrie to Bathgate line but that Transport Scotland instructed ScotRail to go ahead with those arrangements. Did Transport Scotland clear that with the minister?

Scottish Parliament: First ScotRail (Industrial Relations) ( 5 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: I congratulate my colleague Elaine Smith MSP on securing this debate. In the mid-1980s, when I was working on Strathclyde's suburban railway system, the rail unions and the ScotRail region of what back then was called the British Railways Board agreed on a system of driver-only operation of suburban train services in the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive area. The financial and...

Scottish Parliament: First ScotRail (Industrial Relations) ( 5 May 2010)

Charlie Gordon: The original indemnification clause appears to have been part of franchise arrangements that predated devolution, the existence of the Scottish Government and the existence of the Scottish Parliament. However, I made it clear a couple of weeks ago when rail workers were lobbying that there was obviously governmental responsibility under the previous Labour-led Executive for the fact that...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ferry Services: Ferry Services (29 Apr 2010)

Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive by (a) how much in cash terms and (b) what percentage have all Calmac ferry fares (i) on the Clyde, (ii) to the Western Isles and (iii) across the rest of the network increased or decreased since May 2007.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ferry Services: Ferry Services (23 Apr 2010)

Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much a 40% discount for all island and peninsular residents across all ferry routes would cost the Scottish Government to introduce in comparison with the current and future costs of the Road Equivalent Tariff pilot.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Ferry Services: Ferry Services (23 Apr 2010)

Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it would cost it to extend the Road Equivalent Tariff pilot to all ferry routes on the Clyde and to the Argyll islands.

Scottish Parliament: Volcanic Ash Cloud (22 Apr 2010)

Charlie Gordon: Given the surge in demand for train services from stations near airports and ferry ports to which the cabinet secretary has referred, does he believe that there is merit in considering more strategic development of such services not just in case of emergency, but to help to meet climate change objectives?


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