Results 161–180 of 882 for speaker:Lord Davies of Gower

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Signs and Markings (21 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA), as amended, allows the Secretary of State to make regulations generally as to the use of motor vehicles and trailers on roads, their construction and equipment and the conditions under which they may be so used. Section 41(2)(b) permits the regulations to make provisions concerning the particulars to be marked on motor vehicles and trailers by...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Department has published guidance on the design and use of a standard sign indicating the location of on-street EV charging bays, and conditions of their use, in the Traffic Signs Manual. The Government recognises that traffic authorities must strike an appropriate balance between the provision of adequate information and over-provision of traffic signs. The Department’s...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: Motor Vehicles (15 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Most airports in the UK are managed and operated as private businesses, and parking arrangements are subject to contractual agreements between airport operators and car parking companies covered by consumer laws. While the Department for Transport regularly engages with airports and airport operators on a range of issues, the provision and charging of car parking at airports (including drop...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Safety Investigation Branch (14 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government is using the Automated Vehicles Bill to enable the creation of a capability within my department to investigate safety incidents involving at least one self-driving vehicle. Further development of this will be dependent on the availability of legislative time in future parliaments.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tankers: English Channel (12 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government does not routinely collect information on vessel transponders.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: East of England (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Network North announcement confirmed government’s support for the Ely Area Capacity Enhancement (EACE) programme and the substantial benefits this will bring, along with the related Haugley Junction scheme. As with all schemes, these will undergo all formal approvals and governance. Specific timescales will be set out in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Restoring Your Railway Fund (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The timeframe for providing responses to schemes that have submitted business cases through the Restoring Your Railway programme will vary. The Department is not yet in a position to provide details on next steps for a number of schemes but hopes to be able to do so in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Restoring Your Railway Fund (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Following the Network North announcement, many more Restoring Your Railway projects can now be fully funded and delivered. The Department for Transport is in the early stages of planning next steps, including delivery timelines, for individual schemes and is working closely with Network Rail and other delivery partners to develop and deliver on Government priorities. Costs for delivering...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Euston Station (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: HS2 Ltd is responsible for designing and building the Euston Approaches. The Company is continuing to progress with the existing design for the approach tunnels and grade separation in line with the requisite technical, safety and environmental standards at all times. The design of the HS2 tunnels has been refined to minimise ground movement and settlement mitigation measures have been...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: As set out in the Connections Action Plan, Government is committed to improving the connections process for all customers including electric vehicle chargepoint operators. In the Connections Action Plan, Ofgem committed to reviewing to end connection process to improve customer experience and ensure network companies provide a more consistent service to customers. This review will explore the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government is committed to ensuring that all electric vehicle drivers can easily find public chargepoints that they can use. The Publicly Available Standard (PAS) 1899 provides specifications on designing and installing accessible chargepoints. It also includes guidance on providing a safe environment around public chargepoints, through lighting and CCTV. The Department has funded...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: NHS: Delivery Services (11 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulate the use of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (drones) to ensure the increased use of drones remains safe and secure for all airspace users. The CAA will approve any drone operations for NHS deliveries based on a safety case, in line with their Operational Risk Assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Safety Investigation Branch ( 7 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government introduced the Automated Vehicles Bill to Parliament, which moved to the other place on 20 February. This includes proposed legislation to enable the creation of a capability within my department to investigate safety incidents involving at least one self-driving vehicle.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points and Parking ( 7 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: All EV drivers should be able to easily find public chargepoints they can use, and accessibility should be embedded in public chargepoint design from the outset. The Government and industry sponsored, Publicly Available Standard (PAS) 1899 provides specifications on the placement, design and installation of accessible public EV chargepoints. The Government has extended its e-scooter trials...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Bristol and Oxford ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Great Western Railway has proposed to the Department for Transport a limited trial of extra direct services between Bristol and Oxford. The proposed trial is planned to take place between mid-September and mid-December 2024 and will be restricted to Saturdays. This coincides with the Bath Christmas market, which experiences increased demand for trips on Saturdays to and from Oxford and Bath,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Finance ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Whilst the Government remains committed to investing in rail, as demonstrated by the Prime Minister’s Network North announcement which detailed an unprecedented number of commitments, significant changes to travel patterns after the pandemic and the challenging fiscal environment rightly require reconsideration of the rail infrastructure portfolio. We understand the interests of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The Government is committed to ensuring that all electric vehicle drivers can easily find public chargepoints that they can use. The Publicly Available Standard (PAS) 1899 provides specifications on designing and installing accessible chargepoints. Compliance with PAS 1899 is currently voluntary. However, Government is actively encouraging local authorities, and other relevant parties, to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: The £381 million Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund, launched in March 2023, aims to deliver a step-change in the deployment of local, primarily low power on-street charging infrastructure across England. A condition of the LEVI Capital Fund is that the majority of project costs must be related to the installation of lower-powered infrastructure suitable for local charging,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: Railways ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Unfortunately, Govia Thameslink Railway services were very heavily disrupted on the morning of 26 February by a number of Network Rail infrastructure incidents across the Sussex area. Network Rail, which is the organisation responsible for rail infrastructure, continues to work closely with train operators to improve how the industry responds to unplanned disruption. The Department monitors...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Northolt ( 6 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: I can confirm there are no plans to reinstate direct access services from Northolt Junction to Paddington. Chiltern Railway used to run a twice daily service from Northolt Junction (i.e. South Ruislip Station) to London Paddington. In December 2018, this route was cancelled with the closure of the Acton-Northolt line to enable High Speed 2 works.


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