Results 81–100 of 839 for speaker:Lord Davies of Gower

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Abnormal Loads ( 9 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: National Highways, who manage motorways and major A roads in England, issued 23 hauliers with a Special-Order permit for vehicles with a width exceeding 6.1m. Data for roads managed by Local Authorities is not held by the Department for Transport.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Euston Station ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The establishment of the Euston Quarter Ministerial Task Force was announced at Spring Budget on 6 March 2024. It will oversee the next stages of delivery at Euston, set strategic direction and facilitate decision making. Membership of the Task Force will include Ministers from the Department for Transport, HM Treasury and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Officials...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Strikes ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: On 20 March, ASLEF announced a further rolling programme of one-day strikes and action short of strike on the National Rail network. The rail industry is working on contingency planning and will do all it can to minimise the impacts for passengers. During periods of strike action, rail operators deploy measures such as implementing amended timetables to ensure services can be delivered...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Billing ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: For the 23-24 Financial Year thus far, the average time a business waits for the payment of a valid invoice from the Department for Transport is 3.41 working days.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Training ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is committed to reviewing all aspects of motorcycle training and testing, and is in the process of assessing the Motorcycle Industry Association’s proposals to reform compulsory basic training (CBT).

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles: Operating Costs ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government has continued its support for haulage companies by freezing HGV Vehicle Excise Duty and the HGV Levy for 2024-25, as announced at Autumn Statement 2023. This has resulted in a tax saving for one of the most popular HGVs (a 38-44 tonne articulated lorry with 3 axles, EURO VI) of £47 per annum. These measures form a package of support for hauliers, alongside the freezing of Fuel...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The regulatory framework exists and Temporary Reserved Areas (TRAs) are applied for through the Airspace Change Process and are assessed by the regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, which under Section 70 of the Transport Act 2000, has a duty to take a number of factors into account. This includes assessing that a high standard of safety is maintained in the provision of air traffic...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Details of location and size are proposed by the industry, before assessment by the CAA on a case-by-case basis, to consider safety in the proposed operational environment. Temporary Reserved Areas (TRAs) are applied for through the Airspace Change Process, which allows for consultation with potentially impacted stakeholders.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: It is within the Action Plan for CAA to start an Uncrewed Traffic Management (UTM) sandbox this year to allows testing in non-segregated airspace environments. Any recommended performance standards for uncrewed aircraft system testing will need to meet the expectations of the CAA, to ensure that all airspace users meet the necessary safety requirements.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: We already have a regulatory framework for drones and eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing). Key legislation includes Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 on common rules in the field of civil aviation, Regulation (EU) 2019/945 on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Regulation (EU) 2019/947 on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft, the Air Navigation Order 2016 and the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Luton Airport: Fires ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: A joint investigation by Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has concluded, indicating that the fire started accidentally, with the most likely cause being an electrical fault or component failure that originated in the engine bay of a diesel vehicle while it was in motion.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Operational temporary reserved areas (TRAs) are in use now and throughout 2024 for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) trials, enabling the CAA to validate the use of airspace policy concepts with real world use cases.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Hydrogen ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government’s Jet Zero Strategy, published in July 2022, set out our approach to achieving net zero UK aviation by 2050 through multiple different measures. The use of hydrogen is considered in the Zero Emission Flight chapter of the Strategy. The Strategy anticipates that hydrogen will be first deployed in short haul aviation with recognised uncertainty on the potential for and timing...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation ( 2 Apr 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Regulation (EU) 2019/945 sets out the product standard requirements for uncrewed aircraft systems, which will come into force on the 1 January 2026 (as set out in Regulation (EU) 2019/947). The CAA recently consulted on product standards and will be providing the department with recommendations on potential regulatory amendments. There are four areas that DfT particularly intend to focus...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Subsidence (28 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Chapter 4 of the Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Technical Report assesses the climate-related risks and opportunities to infrastructure in the UK. Part 4.8 of that document considers the risks to subterranean and surface infrastructure from subsidence. National Highways is responsible for the operation, maintenance, renewal and enhancement of the Strategic Road Network, funded by...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Oxford Station: Access (27 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I am advised that Network Rail continue to work closely with Oxford County Council and consult with local accessibility groups in planning the works at Oxford station. Disabled parking is available near the station, marshals are on hand to assist passengers and extra buses are providing accessible transport from Botley Road to the city centre during the period of the road closure.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: P&O Ferries: Pay (27 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: We welcome P&O Ferries’ recent commitment to working towards the requirements of the Seafarers’ Charter, joining Britanny Ferries, Condor, DFDS and Stena Line in doing so. Officials have begun technical discussions with the company about compliance with the Charter, which requires paying seafarers an equivalent to the UK National Minimum Wage throughout their engagement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Licensing (27 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government welcomes and is open to discussing ideas for reform of the existing licensing regime for powered light vehicles known as L category vehicles where they do not compromise safety standards. While there are not currently any plans to reform L category licenses, Ministers and officials have met with motorcycle stakeholder representatives to listen to and discuss various...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Fishers’ medicals (27 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Secretary of State for Transport is today announcing an exemption for fishers from the requirement to hold medical certification for those individuals who currently work on fishing vessels of 10 metres and under in length. This new measure is a sensible and proportionate step that balances our obligation to protect the health of fishers with ensuring they can continue to earn a living in...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee ()

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2024 – Lord Davies of Gower. Orders and regulations


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