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Public Bill Committee: Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill: Clause 217 - Prohibition of unfair commercial practices ( 4 Jul 2023)

Seema Malhotra: ...call for. I will not speak too much, but I will make one comment to illustrate the point that my hon. Friend made. In a series of investigations, Electrical Safety First found 60 unsafe e-bike and e-scooter chargers for sale across four online marketplaces, including eBay, Amazon, AliExpress and Wish.com. That is particularly concerning, given the increase in fires caused by unsafe e-bike...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes ( 3 Jul 2023)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National evaluation of e-scooter trials: findings report, published in December 2022, what further data his Department is collecting from e-scooter trials; and how he plans to publish this data.

E-scooters and E-bikes: Battery Fires - Question (27 Jun 2023)

Lord Offord of Garvel: ...to messages about climate change—that the consumer is embracing the concept. Not only are they a cheaper mode of transport but they are much better for the planet. It is actually illegal to use an e-scooter on a public road and in spaces set aside for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders—including pavements and cycle lanes—unless it is under licence. There are licences at the...

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

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: Safety will always be a top priority as the Department considers options for regulating e-scooters. E-scooter trials were launched in July 2020 and were designed to assess the safety of e-scooters and their wider impacts. The Department commissioned an independent evaluation of the e-scooter trials, covering data up to December 2021. The evaluation examines how and why rental e-scooters are...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Carbon Emissions (26 Jun 2023)

Baroness Randerson: ...in the UK, China and Sweden; how these findings have influenced their policy on e-scooters; and why the findings were not referenced in the Department for Transport's National evaluation of e-scooter trials.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Accidents (19 Jun 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...or seriously injured by irresponsible cycling behaviour. Additionally, as e-scooters are currently classed as motor vehicles, a range of motoring offences and penalties already apply for using an e-scooter illegally and/or irresponsibly.  Users can face criminal prosecution, be fined up to £300, have 6 points put on their driving licence, and the e-scooter can be impounded. The...

Local Government: Reinvigorating Local Democracy - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2023)

Lord Evans of Rainow: ...and giving local areas a real voice on the national stage. For example, in the Tees Valley, the mayor, Ben Houchen, has worked with business to trial new approaches to sustainable transport with an e-scooter trial, with free e-scooter rides for the NHS, the Armed Forces and emergency services. At the height of the pandemic, Steve Rotheram set up LCR Cares to raise money for community and...

Driving Licences - Question ( 5 Jun 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...the safety of drivers. Indeed, that is why the Government adopt the safe system approach, which looks at drivers, vehicles on the road and the road itself. The Government are, of course, looking at e-scooter safety. We are analysing the evidence and will come forward with further proposals soon.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes (30 May 2023)

Elliot Colburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to extend the rental e-scooter trials beyond 31 May 2024.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (14th Day): Amendment 448 (22 May 2023)

Lord Blencathra: ...on what guidance it gives to pedestrians who encounter these illegal hazards on the pavement. The Minister replied as follows: “The Department has published guidance for local authorities and e-scooter operators on the conduct of e-scooter trials. This makes clear that there will need to be sufficient parking provision in trial areas. Where a dockless operating model is being used,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes (22 May 2023)

Huw Merriman: Rental e-scooter trials were launched in July 2020 across England. The Department for Transport commissioned an independent evaluation of the e-scooter trials, covering data up to December 2021. The evaluation examines how and why rental e-scooters are used, and by whom, as well as safety, mode shift, environmental and wider social impacts. The Department published the findings report of the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (18 May 2023)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what lessons his Department has learned from e-scooter trials launched in 2020; and if he will take steps to introduce e-scooter legislation by 31 May 2024.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Pedestrian Areas ( 5 May 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: The Department has published guidance for local authorities and e-scooter operators on the conduct of e-scooter trials. This makes clear that there will need to be sufficient parking provision in trial areas. Where a dockless operating model is being used, local authorities should ensure that e-scooters do not become obstructive to other road users and pedestrians, particularly those with...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Urban Areas (29 Mar 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...the Road Traffic Act which means that they are subject to laws requiring them to be built and used safely. The law was not drafted with e-scooters in mind and therefore it is not possible for most e-scooter users to comply with the legal requirements for motor vehicles as set out in this paragraph. As a result, the use of private e-scooters is illegal under current legislation, and...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 58A (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...and exothermic reactions, creating significant challenges for our firefighters. Research, again from Zurich Insurance, found that there has been a 149% increase in the number of e-bike and e-scooter fires since 2021. Research shows that fires resulting from other devices powered by lithium batteries has increased by 63% in that time. Zurich Insurance has sent me details of several...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Electric Scooters: Accidents (27 Mar 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...figures for collisions caused by a particular road user type. The number of casualties, including fatalities, involving (but not necessarily caused by) an e-scooter or a pedal cycle in England for the last 3 years for which data is available can be found in the below table. The majority of casualties in these collisions are the pedal cyclist or e-scooter user themselves. The Department...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas (16 Mar 2023)

Lord Blencathra: To ask His Majesty's Government what measures they will take to protect pedestrians from cyclists or e-scooter drivers riding at speed on the pavement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles and Electric Vehicles: Safety ( 9 Mar 2023)

Jesse Norman: Government plans to introduce legislation for private and rental e-scooter use when parliamentary time allows and will consult on regulations in due course. No final decisions about e-scooter regulations have been or will be made before interested parties have had an opportunity to offer views. The Department also intends to introduce a rental framework which will allow local transport...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Highway Code: Pedestrians ( 7 Mar 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: It is important that both cyclists and e-scooter users know that, like other road users, the rules of the Highway Code and road traffic law apply to them. The use of cycles and rental e-scooters on the pavement is illegal, other than in designated areas such as on shared use paths, and enforcement is a matter for the police. Privately-owned e-scooters remain illegal to use on all public roads...

Written Answers — Home Office: Electric Scooters ( 1 Mar 2023)

Chris Philp: ...deploy available resources, taking into account any specific local problems and demands. The Government is working with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) to explore options to reduce illegal e-scooter use. The Government will continue to support the police to ensure they have the tools needed to enforce road traffic legislation, including those relating to private e-scooters.


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