Results 181–200 of 839 for speaker:Lord Davies of Gower

Pavement Parking - Question (21 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I think I have covered the point the noble Lord raises. I agree that three years is a long time but, in fairness, it takes time to analyse all of this. I undertake to move as fast as I possibly can on this issue.

Pavement Parking - Question (21 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I cannot answer for my predecessor. All I can say is that I am very aware of the issue and undertake to move as quickly as I can.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Costs (20 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The most recent cost assessment of the HS2 programme was published in November 2023 through the six-monthly update to Parliament. The Department will provide a Value for Money assessment via an update to the Phase One Business Case, due in the course of 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Old Oak Common Station (20 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: As set out in Network North, the Government remains committed to delivering HS2 between Birmingham and Euston in central London as planned. The Government’s ambition remains to make best use of funding from alternative sources to enable the delivery of HS2 to Euston and the creation of a transformed ‘Euston Quarter’. Government continues to define and develop a range of development...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles: Insurance (20 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Department for Transport officials regularly liaise with representatives of the motor insurance industry on a variety of issues such as the cost of insurance. It is the responsibility of individual motor insurers to set their premiums and the terms and conditions of their policies, and the Government does not intervene or seek to control the market. However, the Department will continue to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Merchant Shipping: Nuclear Power (20 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced the Advanced Nuclear Fund of up to £385 million to invest in the next generation of nuclear technologies. This includes up to £215 million for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) to develop a domestic smaller-scale power plant technology design, and up to £170 million for a research and development programme to deliver an Advanced...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Advertising (20 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The rules of Network Rail’s code of acceptance for commercial advertising apply to non-commercial displays.

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, I beg to move.

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, it is nearly three months since the Bill had its Second Reading in this House. I am hugely grateful to colleagues on all sides for the very detailed scrutiny and challenge that they have provided over that period, as has already been alluded to. I heard what noble Lords have said. The Bill has seen real benefit from the open and positive manner in which the opposition Front Benches...

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, before I begin, I will briefly update the House on our engagement with the devolved Administrations. In line with the Sewel convention, the Government are seeking legislative consent Motions from the devolved legislatures of Scotland and Wales. The legislative consent Motion process is engaged for Scotland and Wales in relation to automated passenger services and the powers under...

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, £36 billion of funding redirected from HS2 will see improvements to transport throughout the country. Every penny of the £19.8 billion committed to the northern leg of HS2 will be reinvested in the north, every penny of the £9.6 billion committed to the Midlands leg will be reinvested in the Midlands, and the £6.5 billion saved through our rescoped approach at Euston will be...

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I am very grateful to the noble Lord for his Question. I will have to look at his point on the calculation and come back with an answer; I do not have the figures broken down in front of me. Network North will deliver a wide range of rail infrastructure investments across the country. While I have already given the exact figures for what we will spend on the northern leg of HS2 and have...

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Scotland will benefit from funding to deliver targeted improvements on the A75 between Gretna and Stranraer, which is one of the main routes from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland via the Cairnryan ferry. The UK Government have committed to providing £8 million development funding to the Scottish Government for a detailed feasibility study to develop options to improve the A75, and made...

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I will be very happy to write to the noble Lord and give him an explanation of where the money is going. The Prime Minister said: “Every penny of the £19.8 billion committed to the Northern leg of HS2 will be reinvested in the North; every penny of the £9.6 billion committed to the Midlands leg will be reinvested in the Midlands; and the full £6.5 billion saved through our rescoped...

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I think the noble Baroness must have missed the fact that £1 billion is being spent on improving the north Wales line through electrification. In November we announced the £8.3 billion of truly additional highways maintenance funding over the period from 2023 to 2034. The next thing is for local road surfacing and wider highways maintenance. That covers £3.3 billion for local authorities...

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, the Ely area capacity enhancement programme comprises a series of infrastructure upgrades to increase rail freight and passenger capacity in the east of England. Ely is a key hub on the cross-country freight route from Felixstowe to the north Midlands. The other, via London, is at operating capacity. Existing infrastructure in the area and its layout limit the ability to operate...

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I happen to have an O-level in it.

Network North - Question (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: That is something I am not aware of at the moment, but I will certainly look into it and come back to the noble Lord.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tankers: English Channel (14 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Definitions of the ‘shadow fleet’ or ‘dark fleet’ vary and so it is not possible to provide accurate figures in relation to the English Channel. This practice has emerged since the introduction of the Russian Oil Services ban and Oil Price Cap Exception by the Price Cap Coalition of the G7, the European Union and Australia in December 2022. However, the Joint Maritime Security...


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