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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Hire Services (16 Nov 2023)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the results of rental e-scooter trials; and whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the regulation of such scooters.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Hire Services (16 Nov 2023)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend rental e-scooter trials beyond May 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles and Electric Vehicles: Parking (16 Nov 2023)

Anthony Browne: .... In 2020 the Department published guidance on cycle infrastructure design, which includes guidance for local authorities on providing cycle parking. Local authorities, in partnership with e-scooter rental operators, are responsible for running the e-scooter trials and are able to control how they run in their areas. This can include specifying where e-scooters should be parked or docked.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles and Electric Vehicles (14 Nov 2023)

Anthony Browne: The National E-scooter Evaluation found that by December 2021 rental e-scooter journeys mostly replaced walking journeys (42%), followed by private motor vehicles or taxis (21%). However, the proportion of walking journeys being replaced reduced over time, while the proportion of private motor vehicle or taxi journeys being replaced increased over time. One of the potential benefits of using...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes (26 Oct 2023)

Simon Lightwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to renew e-scooter trials beyond May 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (26 Oct 2023)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring e-scooter users to be licensed.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (23 Oct 2023)

Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of e-scooter usage on road and pedestrian safety.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Road Traffic Offences (20 Oct 2023)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to tackle illegal e-scooter usage on public roads.

Written Answers — Home Office: Electric Scooters (28 Sep 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...not include data on whether fire incidents attended were caused by or involved e-bikes or e-scooters. Therefore, the IRS also does not collect data on fatalities where the cause was an e-bike or e-scooter. We are reviewing the IRS, and the data it collects, and considering what categories to record in the future. Adding new categories, including lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles and Electric Scooters (26 Sep 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...in approved rental trial areas are required to hold a driving licence, a provisional as a minimum. Users are not required to complete a mandatory training course, but the Department recommends e-scooter providers offer training courses to users. Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (EAPCs), otherwise known as e-cycles, cannot be ridden by anyone under the age of 14 and road and safety...

Written Answers — Home Office: Parliamentary Estate: Disability (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The police have the powers they need within road traffic and anti-social behaviour legislation to enforce the law, including in relation to illegal e-scooter use and illegal driving. Decisions on when to use these powers are an operational matter for individual Chief Officers of police who will decide how to deploy available resources, taking into account any specific local problems and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas (20 Sep 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: It is an offence to use a carriage (which would include a bicycle or e-bicycle) on a footway under s.72 of the Highways Act 1835. “Carriage” may also include an e-scooter, but it is also an offence under s.34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle (which would include an e-scooter, though not an e-bicycle) on the footpath. Footway and footpath are defined...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Disability: Parliamentary Estate (19 Sep 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...actions of others. It agrees that the issues highlighted in the Policy Exchange paper, including the disruptive actions of protestors and the inconsiderate behaviour of some cyclists and e-scooter riders, can have a disproportionately negative impact on the journeys of disabled people in and around the Westminster area. However, the Government does not agree that there is a culture of...

Business of the House (14 Sep 2023)

Judith Cummins: Two months ago, one of my constituents had to be taken to accident and emergency with a fractured knee after she was mowed down on a path by a reckless e-scooter driver. As the Leader of the House is aware, although it is illegal to use e-scooters on public paths and highways beyond the designated trial areas, they are freely available to buy. They are known to reach speeds of up to 70 mph...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Electric Vehicles: Batteries (13 Sep 2023)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if he will create an independent body to set required safety standards for e-bike and e-scooter batteries.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas (20 Jul 2023)

Jesse Norman: ...-approved rental trials can be used legally. Private e-scooters remain illegal to use on all public roads, cycle lanes and pavements, and rental e-scooters can only be used in national rental e-scooter trial areas. E-scooter trials are currently live in 23 areas across England and will run until 31 May 2024. Safety for road users and pedestrians ​will always be a priority for the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas (12 Jul 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...the Department intends to create a new licensing framework for rental micromobility operations, giving local transport authorities the additional powers they need to shape and manage both cycle and e-scooter rental schemes. This would include the ability to set rules about the management of rental cycles and e-scooters on the pavement.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Batteries (12 Jul 2023)

Lord Blencathra: To ask His Majesty's Government, following reports of recent deaths in Cambridge caused by an e-bike battery catching fire, what steps they will take to ban the importation of e-bike and e-scooter batteries which do not have the UL2271 battery certification.

E-bikes - Question (11 Jul 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: This Government are not a great fan of banning things, but we do need to think very carefully about e-scooters on our roads. As my noble friend will know, it is illegal to ride a private e-scooter on a public road—it has always been, and it remains, illegal. When parliamentary time allows, we will bring in legislation for micromobility which will cover private e-scooters, but it will also...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Road Traffic Offences (10 Jul 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...dangerous cycling offences, a response to which the Government will publish as soon as it can. In the case of e-scooters, a range of motoring offences and penalties currently apply for using an e-scooter illegally and/or irresponsibly, including criminal prosecution.


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