Results 21–40 of 882 for speaker:Lord Davies of Gower

Pedal Cyclists: Insurance - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The noble Lord makes an excellent point. In terms of getting people out of cars and on to bikes and walking, this Government have done more than any other to promote walking and cycling. We remain fully committed to the vision that, by 2030, half of all journeys in towns or cities will be walked or cycled.

Pedal Cyclists: Insurance - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I am aware of the tactic, but I was not aware that it was something that the City of London Police was doing. If it catches villains who choose to steal bicycles, then it is a very good idea and to be encouraged.

Pedal Cyclists: Insurance - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I am grateful for that question from the noble Lord. The Government have no plans to implement a system of licence plates for cyclists. There are over 20 million cyclists in Great Britain, and a national licensing system for all cyclists similar to the one for cars and motorcycles would be complex and expensive to design and administer. Cycles would need to be fitted with registration plates...

Pedal Cyclists: Insurance - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The noble Lord’s question is properly best directed to the Home Office in terms of enforcement, but I share his view that it does need to be enforced far more heavily than it is at this moment.

Pedal Cyclists: Insurance - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: As I alluded to earlier, this Government have done more than any other to promote walking and cycling. Over £3 billion is projected to be invested in active travel up to 2025, including around £1 billion in dedicated capital and revenue investment by the department and Active Travel England in the four years up to 2023-24.

Pedal Cyclists: Insurance - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The noble Lord is absolutely right, but I will not expand on what I have said in terms of the registration of cycles and licensing of riders. However, I agree that we need to look at how these things are enforced. It is a matter for the Home Office and for policing. Perhaps his efforts should be directed there.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Bicycles: Delivery Services (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Whilst a number of delivery companies have responded to the consultation, none have met with ministers to discuss it in the period specified.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Dangerous Driving: Death (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Home Office collects and publishes information on the number of ‘Death or serious injury - unlawful driving’ offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, and their investigative outcomes, including the numbers of charges and summonses. This information is published on a quarterly basis. The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the number of offenders found guilty of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: English Channel (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: It is not possible as a matter of both international and domestic law to introduce regulations of this nature.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Litter (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Department for Transport holds regular meetings with National Highways to discuss its performance and management of the Strategic Road Network. In April 2024, Minister Opperman met with National Highways to discuss the ways in which it tackles litter. National Highways’ Strategy focuses on reducing litter on the network by influencing littering behaviour as well as providing an...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Litter (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The responsibility for clearing highway litter and sweeping carriageways is governed by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA); National Highways is responsible for litter collection on motorways and some trunk roads. National Highways works to the ‘Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse 2006' issued under section 89(7) of the EPA. National Highways inspects and grades litter and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Accidents (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The information requested is not held by the Department.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Speed Limits (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government does not currently have any plans to make bicycles subject to rule 124 of the Highway Code.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Finance (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Government grants have been in place for over a decade to help reduce the up-front purchase price of electric vehicles, with over £1.8 billion in grant funding provided since 2011. Grants remain available for vans, trucks, wheelchair accessible vehicles and taxis. Favourable tax benefits also remain in place to support the transition to EVs. As stated in the Plan for Drivers, the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Licensing (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Following the roundtable on 8 May with stakeholders, Ministers will consider advice on this matter and others in due course. In addition, the Department looks forward to receiving the evidence from the Motorcycle Industry Association which was used to develop its L-Category licensing reform proposals.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Speed Limits (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: This information is not centrally held.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tankers: English Channel (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government is working with likeminded partners, including the G7+ Coalition, to respond to violations of the Oil Price Cap and to disrupt Russia’s shadow fleet. This includes imposing additional sanctions measures on those engaged in deceptive practices while transporting Russian oil. The UK has already imposed sanctions on individuals and entities involved in Russia’s shadow fleet...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: East of England (23 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Prime Minister's October Network North announcement confirmed the importance government places on delivering the Ely Area Capacity Enhancement and upgrades to Haughley Junction. These projects are a priority for government and will significantly improve regional passenger services and vitally important cross-country Port of Felixstowe freight services. We are finalising discussions with...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Bicycles: Sales (22 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: It is potentially possible to convert the vast majority of pedal cycles into e-bikes capable of exceeding 15.5mile per hour. Batteries can be used for a wide range of purposes and it would not be practically possible to differentiate those used in e-bikes from those used for other uses.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Bicycles: Accidents (22 May 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: E-bikes that do not comply with the Electrically Pedal Assisted Cycles regulations, which includes a requirement for power assist to cut off at 15.5 miles per hour, are classed as mechanically propelled vehicles. As such, someone causing death by recklessly riding one would already be subject to a charge of death by dangerous driving.


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