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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...very pleased that the committee came up with recommendations about that. Rural Britain—rural England—has suffered many pressures recently, and several of them have been recognised. On the subject of rural buses and roads, I was out this morning cycling. I left at 5.46 am. I noticed that all down my very rural road, yellow markings had appeared. I am delighted to say, as a...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

David Rutley: ...other country in the EU, as well as many other countries such as the US and Australia. The £3.5 billion investment also includes £1.2 billion of available funding for the first ever statutory cycling and walking investment strategy. I know that that has been raised by a number of Members who have talked about what we can do to improve the take-up of cycling and walking. I think...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Disability (28 Jun 2018)

Tracey Crouch: ..., weightlifting and wheelchair rugby. As a result, GB Wheelchair Rugby are in receipt of UK Sport investment to support their International Relations strategy over the course of the Tokyo cycle (2017-21). This investment amounts to up to £50,000 over the four years. Since the London 2012 Games, a total of £1.5m in grant awards were made by UK Sport into the successful...

Offensive Weapons Bill (27 Jun 2018)

Theresa Villiers: ...targeted by this Bill. The Mayor of London does have choices with regard to resources. He has, for example, about half a billion pounds in reserves. He is proudly allocating £150 million a year to cycling measures. He had earmarked £60 million to pedestrianise Oxford Street. This is not the occasion to debate the merits of those funding choices, but it shows that even with a...

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games: Shooting (27 Jun 2018)

Tracey Crouch: ..., which is one of the assumptions my hon. Friend alluded to. The games partners have developed a sport programme that includes three-on-three basketball and three-on-three para-basketball, track cycling and para-track cycling, mountain biking, diving, rhythmic gymnastics and para-triathlon. I will have to disagree slightly with my hon. Friend about the value of some of those optional...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport (27 Jun 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040. The Government’s forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will provide further detail on our ambitions and how we plan to achieve this transition. We want to make cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey. The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, sets out how the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Highway Code: Pedestrians (26 Jun 2018)

Jesse Norman: As part of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Safety Review, the Government issued a Call for Evidence on improving safety, and perceptions of safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The Call for Evidence closed on 1 June with over 13,000 responses. We are considering responses, including suggestions to review the Highway Code and pedestrian priority, alongside the available evidence...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic Offences: Fixed Penalties (22 Jun 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...are still under review by the ministry of justice. Secondly, on 9 March 2018, the Department for Transport published an independent legal report which considers the case for a change in law for cycling, equivalent to causing death or serious injury by dangerous or careless driving. The Department is considering the report and will publish a response shortly. This work is part of an open...

Carers Action Plan 2018-20: Supporting Carers Today - Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2018)

Baroness Brinton: ...on: “Many times we have to go stay with our Nan when Gurpreet goes to Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is there now and has just had surgery … Our Nan takes us to school and looks after us. We worry about Gurpreet and miss our Mum when she is at the hospital … We love Gurpreet very much and love spending time with her but we also want time to do things children our age...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (21 Jun 2018)

Jamie Stone: We have with us here today pupils and staff from Wick high school, in my constituency, who have won a national first prize for inventing a very clever cycling safety device. What will the Government do to ensure that these pupils have the best possible access to state-of-the-art digital communications, so that they can make the very best of their future careers?

Road Maintenance - Question (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Berkeley: ...Minister for that reply, but many organisations will think that even that increase is nothing like enough. The RAC reckons that potholes cost drivers £100 million a year in damage to their cars. Cycling UK notes that in 2016, 64 cyclists were killed or seriously injured because of potholes. I nearly joined that rank when I fell into a pothole, which was under water, outside your...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking: Finance (19 Jun 2018)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) cycling and (b) walking infrastructure projects in each of the last 20 years.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: EU Transport Council (14 Jun 2018)

Chris Grayling: ...focused on safety and technology in transport. Commissioner Bulc also presented an action plan on military mobility; in reply to Luxembourg, she confirmed that a range of actions were being pursued under the EU cycling strategy and, in reply to Finland, set out plans for an upcoming public consultation on summertime arrangements. Furthermore, Sweden noted the 18-19 June summit on connected...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Ethnic Groups (13 Jun 2018)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of cycling uptake among ethnic minority groups; and what steps he is taking to encourage an increase in that uptake among those groups.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking: Finance (13 Jun 2018)

Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to assist local authorities with funding infrastructure improvements as part of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cars (8 Jun 2018)

Jesse Norman: The Department supports the principles behind World Car Free Day, of encouraging an increase in cycling and walking for short journeys to reduce traffic congestion and emissions from road transport, as well as increasing health benefits from more active lifestyles. It is for cities and local authorities to determine if, and how, they choose to participate as part of World Car Free Day. The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: EU Transport Council (6 Jun 2018)

Chris Grayling: ..., the Commission will present Phase Three of the Mobility Package (published May 2018), followed by information on the action plan for military mobility, and an update on the implementation of the EU cycling strategy. The delegations from Sweden and Greece will then provide information on automated and connected driving and functioning of the fair competition framework in the aviation...

Stonehenge: Proposed Road Alterations (5 Jun 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...past” was a brilliant one and perfectly captured the proper concern that she and my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar framed. She was right to draw attention to air quality and the community-use aspects of the site. Her joy in cycling, I am pleased to say, will be enabled and furthered by the greenways planned as part of the renewal of the site, alongside the removal of...

Potholes and Road Maintenance (5 Jun 2018)

Andrew Selous: I reiterate the point on cycling that other hon. Members have made: 64 cyclists were killed or seriously injured in 2016, so it is a serious issue. On the value-for-money point, would the hon. Lady agree that using a Jetpatcher to repair a whole section of road, as Central Bedfordshire Council and other councils are doing, can sometimes be more efficient and a better use of taxpayers’...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) (31 May 2018)

Gordon Lindhurst: ...to use them. People have to use the A720 to come that way into Edinburgh. There are also other considerations about the Sheriffhall roundabout. A number of campaign groups, predominantly from the cycling lobby, have voiced concern about safety, and cyclists are some of those who are trying to use alternative means to get to work. I have asked the minister about that previously, and I look...


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