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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Bicycles (26 Feb 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...plan at this stage to extend grant funding to e-bikes and e-cargo bikes. The Government recognises the significant potential benefits associated with e-bikes, and its plans to boost all forms of cycling are set out in the statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017. The Department has supported various e-bike initiatives in recent years, and some e-bikes are...

Family Relationships (Impact Assessment and Targets) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (23 Feb 2018)

Lord Blencathra: ...out a family impact assessment when it is quite unnecessary, wasting money and discrediting the whole thing. I can imagine, when a local authority decides to change the colour or shape of the recycling bins or boxes, it could waste months doing a family impact assessment that is not necessary. However, in housing policy a family impact assessment is absolutely vital, as it is with planning...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cycling (23 Feb 2018)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of cycling organisations in the last twelve months.

Volunteering - Question for Short Debate (21 Feb 2018)

Baroness Janke: ...mentors, as volunteers, as health champions and as volunteers growing produce on green space and selling it at reduced rates to encourage people to eat more fresh and healthy foods. There are cycling projects and projects that encourage people who are victims or in recovery to mentor other people and give them the understanding that they need; that happens particularly for people with...

UK Basketball — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (20 Feb 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...for season tickets and hoping and believing, the ambition used to be for Northern Ireland to score one goal, but now it is for us to beat the best teams—and we can. Hon. Members have mentioned cycling. Britain is now the greatest cycling nation in the world. Did that happen by chance, because hundreds more people just decided to take up the sport and were good at it? No, it came through...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cycling (20 Feb 2018)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential benefits of cycling for public health.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Safety (20 Feb 2018)

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety for cyclists.

Train Services: Telford and Birmingham (6 Feb 2018)

Jesse Norman: to be spent on improving facilities at stations, including providing over 1,000 new car parking spaces, as well as more room for people to park—I am delighted to say this as the roads and cycling Minister—their bicycles. Every station in the franchise will also benefit from new information screens, more than 800 of which will be installed by spring 2021. Passengers will be able to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Exercise (1 Feb 2018)

Jesse Norman: The Government’s cycle to work scheme allows employers to loan bicycle and bicycle safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit. The scheme is one of the many ways in which the Government is supporting active travel choices, as set out in the 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. The Department has produced guidance, which it plans to update shortly, to encourage employers to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Bicycles: Hire Services (1 Feb 2018)

Steve Brine: ...specific work on the health benefits of bike-share schemes with the Department for Transport. PHE has commissioned a number of evidence reviews which include information on the health benefits of cycling, such as ‘Working Together to Promote Active Travel: A briefing for local authorities’ (2016), which is available to view here:...

Scottish Parliament: Active Travel (Road Projects) (1 Feb 2018)

Humza Yousaf: In line with the Scottish Government’s vision to promote active travel in “A Long-Term Vision for Active Travel in Scotland 2030”, the “Cycling Action Plan for Scotland” and the trunk road cycling initiative, suitable provision for all road users, including cyclists, is a significant part of our major trunk road projects. Our plan for major trunk road projects affects communities...

Scottish Parliament: World Cancer Day (1 Feb 2018)

Alison Johnstone: fast food from a nearby takeaway. Developing a truly healthier environment is crucial, including creating more opportunities for our young people to be active during the day, walking and cycling safely. Of course, many other factors underlie the level of obesity in Scotland. Last week, Gail Ross led a timely debate on adverse childhood experiences. Preparing for that debate, I looked...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles: Hire Services (31 Jan 2018)

Jesse Norman: The precise impacts of each bike share scheme vary according to location and other factors, making a specific assessment impossible. Cycling can deliver significant air quality and other benefits in general, however, and the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy sets out the various ways in which the Government is supporting it.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles: Hire Services (31 Jan 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...authorities rather than central Government in the first instance to determine whether, and if so how, to promote bike-share schemes in their areas. The Government’s overall plans to increase cycling and walking, together with a summary of the available funding, are set out in the statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy published in April 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bicycles: Hire Services (31 Jan 2018)

Jesse Norman: The Department for Transport and the Department for Health and Social Care have agreed to explore opportunities for closer working with Public Health England to support delivery of both the Cycle and Walking Investment Strategy, and Public Health England’s Framework Strategy “Everybody active, every day”. This should help deliver our shared objectives of increasing levels of walking and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Yorkshire and the Humber (30 Jan 2018)

Michael Ellis: ...scheme, led by Marketing Sheffield received £500, 000. VisitBritain ran a £500,000 marketing campaign to support the Tour de Yorkshire in 2016/17. Yorkshire will also host the Road World Cycling Championships in 2019 which DCMS is supporting with funding for event delivery, through UKSport.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: West Midlands (30 Jan 2018)

Therese Coffey: The £3.5 billion committed to support the improvement of air quality consists of funding that supports various strategies like cycling and walking and grants for cleaner transport. It does not set specific allocations by areas and future funding awards cannot be prejudged. Examples of grants that have been awarded to the West Midlands are £39m for Birmingham Cycle Revolution, £6.9m for new...

Environment: 25-year Plan - Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...High environmental standards for all new builds. New homes will be built in a way that reduces demands for water, energy and material resources, improves flood resilience … encourages walking and cycling”, and it mentions resilient buildings. Yet I remember only too well in July 2015 the Chancellor making a statement and a policy decision at Treasury level—not at the DCLG, I...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycleways (29 Jan 2018)

Baroness Sugg: The provision of cycling infrastructure, including cycle lanes, is a matter for local traffic authorities. Mandatory cycle lanes, indicated by a solid white line, can operate at all times or at specific times of day. It is for the local authority to decide on hours of operation.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking: South West (25 Jan 2018)

Gary Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has allocated to (a) Plymouth and (b) Devon for projects relating to his Department's cycling and walking investment strategy in the financial year 2017-18.

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