Results 1–20 of 21 for gatwick rail speaker:Henry Smith

Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Henry Smith: I apologise for intervening so early in my right hon. Friend’s speech. He mentions Gatwick airport and the rail route the suspects took into central London, which are in my constituency. I appreciate that almost 50 million throughput passengers a year travel through Gatwick airport, but what assurances can be given that passengers and, indeed, my constituents who work at Gatwick airport...

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Henry Smith: ...the Heathrow runway expansion decision and welcome a decision finally being made, will the Secretary of State assure me that that will not detract from the necessary infrastructure investment at Gatwick airport, particularly, as my hon. Friend the Member for Reigate (Crispin Blunt) said, investing in upgrading the station and rail capacity into Gatwick?

Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway (4 Jul 2017)

Henry Smith: ...of hyperbole, to describe the sheer misery that passengers and commuters in my constituency and across the south have suffered in recent years because of the significant disruption to Southern Railway services. Many hon. and right hon. Members have described people losing their jobs and facing disciplinary hearings at their place of employment because they are consistently late for work....

Airport Capacity and Airspace Policy (2 Feb 2017)

Henry Smith: I commend and support my right hon. Friend’s statement. Will he give me an assurance that the rail link to Gatwick airport will continue to be invested in and upgraded?

Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

Henry Smith: In the national interest, I welcome the Government’s confirming what the Airport Commission has said is right for this country, and I also welcome my right hon. Friend’s warm words about Gatwick. Can he give assurances that surface access to Gatwick will continue to be enhanced, particularly the rail route, as we go forward?

Govia Thameslink Rail Service (12 Sep 2016)

Henry Smith: ...a sedentary position. My hon. Friend the Member for Wealden (Nusrat Ghani) has been a doughty campaigner on behalf of people across East Sussex and West Sussex too. I was pleased to see the new rail Minister provide a written statement on GTR when Parliament reconvened earlier this month, and I hope that he will continue to update colleagues in writing and, of course, in person. As part...

Govia Thameslink and Network Rail — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (16 Mar 2016)

Henry Smith: ...when Three Bridges station received £26 million in upgrade funding. I am proud of the fact that the new Southern area control centre, a state-of-the-art facility, is based at Three Bridges rail yard. In this Parliament, I have been grateful for the fact that the new Thameslink train care facility is located also at Three Bridges rail yard. It was good to see the Transport Secretary there...

Govia Thameslink and Network Rail — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (16 Mar 2016)

Henry Smith: My hon. Friend makes a powerful point. With regard to Gatwick airport, he is absolutely right that the existing rail infrastructure can barely cope as it is, let alone were there to be an additional runway. Although I welcome the more than £50 million-worth of investment in upgrading the Gatwick station, in terms of line capacity Gatwick has not offered any assistance, and my hon. Friend is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Airports Capacity (14 Dec 2015)

Henry Smith: ...hon. Friend confirm that the independent and impartial Airports Commission clearly stated that Heathrow was the best option? If Governments in the future decide against that and wish to expand Gatwick, may I have a guarantee that the significant investment that will be required in housing, highways, the rail network and healthcare and all other public services will be forthcoming?

Opposition Day: 3rd Alloted day — A&E Services (24 Jun 2015)

Henry Smith: ...health of the healthcare system, are moved into appropriate care settings. That will mean more capacity for A&E. Finally, on the future of healthcare in the Crawley area, my constituency contains Gatwick airport. Next week, we will hear the results of the Airports Commission into runway expansion. If Gatwick is the commission’s choice, an awful lot of infrastructure investment will need...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Flooding: Transport Disruption (13 Feb 2014)

Henry Smith: I welcome the additional support the Government are giving for extra flights between London Gatwick and Newquay Cornwall airports. I also welcome the fact that, since 2010, £11.7 million has been spent on the Upper River Mole protection scheme, which has certainly helped my constituency over the past couple of months. Last night, there were some concerns that groundwater levels in this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: National Infrastructure Plan (4 Dec 2013)

Henry Smith: In the week that Gatwick is celebrating its fourth year as a successful independently operated airport, I very much welcome the £50 million investment in upgrading the important connectivity of the rail station, which will help the local economy and help Gatwick as a preferred UK gateway. Does the churlish chuntering of the Opposition just prove that they have nothing to offer the economy in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (7 Nov 2013)

Henry Smith: ...grateful to have got here, having been stuck outside Clapham Junction station. May I seek assurances from the Department that it will work closely with major transport infrastructure such as Gatwick airport and those who operate the M23 and the London to Brighton rail line to ensure that there is winter preparedness?

Opposition Day — [17th( )Allotted Day] — Horsemeat: Infrastructure (12 Feb 2013)

Henry Smith: ...allowing me to intervene. Does she welcome the thousands of new houses being built in the Kilnwood Vale neighbourhood in my constituency, in addition to the £26 million upgrade of Three Bridges rail station and the £53 million upgrade of Gatwick rail station, and so on?

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Rising Cost of Transport (9 Jan 2013)

Henry Smith: I am grateful that my persistence has paid off. Will the hon. Lady acknowledge the considerable investment in rail? For example, my constituency has a £26 million upgrade of Three Bridges station, a £53 million upgrade of Gatwick station and extra rolling stock from Thameslink and Southern. The travelling public are seeing real improvements.

Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill (17 Sep 2012)

Henry Smith: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating London Gatwick Airport Ltd on the £2 billion that it is investing in the upgrading of the facility, including the rail infrastructure?

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Rail Fares (5 Sep 2012)

Henry Smith: The point about investment in rail is important. I commute into London most days, and I welcome the £26 million investment going into Three Bridges station, and the £53 million investment that will go to upgrade track capacity at Gatwick station.

Rail-Air Connectivity (South-East) (26 Jun 2012)

Henry Smith: Once again, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Williams. I am grateful to have the opportunity to raise the issue of improving rail-air connectivity for London and the south-east. As a successful trading nation, we rely on aviation, and our commerce relies on connectivity. In the brief time that I have, I want to concentrate on the importance of air-rail connectivity for...

Rail-Air Connectivity (South-East) (26 Jun 2012)

Henry Smith: My hon. Friend raises an erudite point. It is incredible that purpose-built rolling stock for the Gatwick express is now elsewhere on the network and that, as he rightly points out, unsuitable carriages are used. The matter is even worse because the Gatwick Express starts many of its journeys in Brighton, and by the time those carriages have reached Gatwick station, particularly at peak...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 9 - Operators of areas (1 Mar 2012)

Henry Smith: Was it not under the previous Government and the Office of the Rail Regulator that the dedicated Gatwick Express service ended and became fragmented? We need to bear in mind that the Gatwick Express has  been reduced as a dedicated airport service because of the Department for Transport’s actions under the previous Government.


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