Results 1–20 of 38 for brexit speaker:Chris Heaton-Harris

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport (24 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: The Department has worked extensively with our stakeholders across the transport sector to prepare for Brexit. In Kent our work with the Local Resilience Forum has helped deliver Operation Brock, the locally owned and activated plan that will manage traffic disruption in Kent We are conducting a comprehensive multi-channel campaign to improve trader readiness. We produced a Haulier Handbook...

Transport: Topical Questions (24 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: It is always a pleasure to respond to the happy-go-lucky Member for Carshalton and Wallington, especially on the matter of Brexit because I was reading his website last night, on which he says, “clearly this was a democratic vote and we must abide by this decision” —something that he has forgotten, I believe. My Department is operationalising Yellowhammer, and I will happily write to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: UK Trade with EU: Freight (22 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...not needed from 31 October, contracts would be terminated. The freight capacity framework is designed to cover a 4 year period and allow Government to draw down capacity to deal with issues beyond Brexit, for example, any repetition of the disruption associated with the industrial action taken by MyFerryLink workers in 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Finance (21 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: DVSA have been allocated £20.34m for Brexit preparations since 2017/18.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports (7 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...for ports, Local Resilience Forums, and road & rail links. Financial support is provided for sixteen ports across England who will receive a share of funding to help their preparations for Brexit on 31 October and beyond. The successful bidders of the £10m Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition offers ports up to £1m each to deliver important infrastructure...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports: Infrastructure (7 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: It was announced on 26 September that sixteen ports across England will receive a share of a multimillion-pound funding pot to help their preparations for Brexit on 31 October and beyond. The successful bidders of the £10 million Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition offers ports up to £1 million each to deliver important infrastructure upgrades to help keep...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports (7 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: The Department has been liaising with ports and local partners on Brexit preparedness, for some time. In Kent, along with Highways England and other partners, the Department has been working closely to develop Operation Brock, which is intended to provide the resilience and flexibility required to deal with any disruption to cross-Channel travel from Kent ports. As well as keeping freight...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (2 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: 81 Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) relating to Brexit Preparations, including those signed for commercial purposes, have been signed between DfT and its stakeholders between June 2016 and 22 August 2019. Government has listened to industry concerns that NDAs have hindered constructive debate and exchange of information, restricting industry’s ability to help their members prepare for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Portsmouth International Port (1 Oct 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...been liaising with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum (LRF) for some time, and has recently shared with them new planning assumptions and analysis of the impact of a no deal Brexit on Portsmouth International Port. It is now for the LRF to consider how this impacts on their Operation Transmission traffic management plan and whether any amendments are required.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Portsmouth International Port (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...for reimbursement of the council’s capital works on local roads, provided that it can demonstrate that the works were undertaken to directly mitigate the potential traffic impacts of a no-deal Brexit. This funding from DfT is in addition to funding for councils and LRFs provided by MHCLG to support their development of robust Brexit plans and continued preparedness activities.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles: Kent (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...to ensure hauliers are able to operate and trade can continue to move as freely as possible between the UK and Europe. Please note the, ‘Transporting goods between the UK and EU in a no-deal Brexit: guidance for hauliers’ has been published today and is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transporting-goods-between-the-u k-and-eu-in-a-no-deal-brexit-guidance-for-hauliers

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: DfT supports MHCLG’s Brexit discussions with local authority leaders and local authority Chief Executives to outline its work on Brexit preparedness and to address transport queries. No meetings have taken place with Bristol City Council, but DfT is directly engaging with Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum, which includes emergency responders, councils and other public services.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: DfT supports MHCLG’s Brexit discussions with local authority leaders and local authority Chief Executives to outline its work on Brexit preparedness and to address transport queries. No meetings have taken place with Leeds City Council, but DfT is directing engaging with West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum, which includes emergency responders, councils and other public services.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Dover Port: Large Goods Vehicles (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: The Government is continuing to review the impact of any potential disruption to the flow of freight after Brexit. I have regular meetings with key stakeholders in industry to discuss a range of important topics. Ports and service providers are best placed to consider any potential impact on specific groups of employees and address any specific local concerns. In addition, the Government has...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports: South West (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: On 30 August, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the £10M Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) fund with the intention of supporting Brexit resilience preparations at English ports. Ports in the South West will be eligible to apply for PIRC funding, and any bid will be subject to a competitive assessment process against applications from other ports.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Portsmouth International Port (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: On 30 August, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the £10M Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) fund with the intention of supporting Brexit resilience preparations at English ports. Portsmouth International Port will be eligible to apply for PIRC funding, and any bid will be subject to a competitive assessment process against applications from other ports.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Portsmouth International Port (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...for reimbursement of the council’s capital works on local roads, provided that it can demonstrate that the works were undertaken to directly mitigate the potential traffic impacts of a no-deal Brexit. On the same day, DfT also announced a £10M Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) fund with the intention of supporting Brexit resilience preparations at English ports....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: DfT supports MHCLG’s Brexit discussions with local authority leaders and local authority Chief Executives to outline its work on Brexit preparedness and to address transport queries. No meetings have taken place with Wirral Council, but DfT is directly engaging with Merseyside Local Resilience Forum, which includes emergency responders, councils and other public services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (9 Apr 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: In Question 2 the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah) told us how warehousing across the country was full to bursting point as businesses prepared for a no-deal Brexit. In a leaked letter last week, the Cabinet Secretary implied that business was not ready for a no-deal Brexit. Which is correct?

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Chris Heaton-Harris: ...last week to 19,000 doctors by Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, who said: “I know that many of you will have been watching the news about Brexit…with feelings of uncertainty and increasing alarm…I have been considerably reassured by governments’ preparations relating to medicines supplies…governments, the Medicines and...


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