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Results 81–100 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Clark

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (3 Dec 2009)

Paul Clark: One of the issues that we have been looking at in reviewing the road safety strategy has been taking forward guidance to local authorities. We want to allow them to reduce speeds, where they believe that is relevant, in predominantly residential areas. The use of the signs to which the hon. Gentleman has referred is certainly permissible, and they are used.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (3 Dec 2009)

Paul Clark: We always take every opportunity to review the standards and the training provided-they are constantly under review. I am delighted to be able to tell the hon. Lady that I will start having those discussions with the Institute of Advanced Motorists at lunch time, when I will address its annual lunch.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Deaths (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: The percentage of road deaths involving collisions with heavy goods vehicles has averaged 14 per cent. over the past five years-an HGV being a goods vehicle with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Deaths (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: We undertook to look at the impact, which was in the impact assessment that was set out and published, and we found that the actual cost would be between £186 and £388 per vehicle. That would mean a cost to the industry annually of some £16 million to £17 million. We had to assess whether, in the current economic situation, it would be right to impose that cost on the industry, and we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Deaths (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: For the record, may I make sure that the House is aware of the statistics? In fact, the number of reported accidents involving fatal casualties and side and rear collisions with heavy goods vehicles has fallen. In 2006, there were 183; the number fell to 176 in 2007; and it fell to 148-an almost 16 per cent. reduction-in 2008. Indeed, the number of accidents involving HGVs has fallen further....

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Speed Cameras (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: The Department for Transport does not hold that data for 1997 or 2008. The deployment of speed cameras and the number in place is a matter for local road safety partnerships.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Speed Cameras (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: The hon. Gentleman has obviously taken his line from his Front-Bench colleague the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs. Villiers), in terms of the idea that there is only one part to the Government's road safety strategy. It is blatantly clear that that is not so. Our strategy is centred on education, enforcement and engineering. Let me point out that last year, excessive speed remained a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Speed Cameras (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: I will write to the right hon. Gentleman specifically about the requirements of the national strategic network in relation to speed cameras. Speed cameras that assist in slowing people down help to save lives. Indeed, that is endorsed by his own party, in the shape of the Mayor of London, who wrote to the Secretary of State saying that safety cameras had helped with speed and saved 400 lives.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Speed Cameras (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: Obviously, one would expect any Department worth its salt to keep the evidence always under review. Equally, the hon. Gentleman will be aware of evidence showing that where speed cameras were in place, there was a reduction of up to 42 per cent. in serious injuries and deaths. Of course we keep matters under review, but these measures save lives, and are one of the right ways forward for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: The Department for Transport has sought to increase awareness of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea by including relevant literature in correspondence sent to vocational drivers and operators. It has also undertaken focused presentations to representative bodies, published informative articles in motor trade industry magazines and increased awareness among medical professionals.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: May I first put on the record my recognition of the dogged determination that my hon. Friend has shown in campaigning on this issue? I thank her for arranging with me a meeting with her constituents, including the father and fiancée of her constituent who was killed as a result of this problem. I can guarantee that we will continue to work with the charity sector, the medical profession and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Goods Vehicle Testing (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: In assessing its change programme, VOSA considered the impact on its entire customer base, most of which consists of small and medium-sized businesses. Service criteria have been established, based on independent market research and customer consultation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Goods Vehicle Testing (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: The overall policy is to ensure that we have testing facilities that are closer and more responsive to the customer base. Indeed, as my substantive answer suggested, some 90 per cent. of all operators have fewer than six vehicles. That represents the vast majority of VOSA customers, and we are keen to ensure that they are not penalised. There is a £6 premium on designated third-party...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Goods Vehicle Testing (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: I shall write to the hon. Gentleman about the position in the Isle of Wight, but overall, we seek to ensure for customers that 90 per cent. of the population is covered by facilities that are within either 30 miles or 60 minutes of them: that is our 30-60-90 rule. Obviously, we will struggle to maintain that in some places, but we will always review the situation and undertake to look for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: In the work that we undertook for what ultimately became the 2003 aviation White Paper, a substantial review was undertaken into the impact and requirements, for the foreseeable future, of the level of air travel within the UK and for long and short-haul flights. I was recently at Heathrow airport, and although we have obviously committed to investment in high-speed rail and to taking that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: I thank my hon. Friend for her question. It is certainly true that there are issues about the national minimum wage legislation that we need to consider. At the same time, we should recognise the international nature of the shipping industry. One of the other achievements under this Government has been a substantial increase in the number of UK-flagged ships in terms of tonnage. I want to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (22 Oct 2009)

Paul Clark: I have regular meetings with the MCA. There has been a reduction in the number of directors and a change in the provisions. However, we are obviously concerned to ensure that all public sector expenditure not only is in accordance with agreements, but is value for money and delivers the requirements that we need, in this case through the MCA.

Department for Transport: Road Safety (2 Jul 2009)

Paul Clark: We have had an interesting, if short, debate on a fundamentally important issue, and I am delighted to respond to it. At the outset, I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Mrs. Ellman) for her work in chairing the Select Committee, and for presenting us with an important report on an issue that affects so many of us. My hon. Friend the Member for Carlisle (Mr. Martlew),...

Department for Transport: Road Safety (2 Jul 2009)

Paul Clark: I said that I would talk later about whether the targets were stretching. When we compiled and presented the report and the strategy, we did not have the benefit of the 2008 casualty figures, which are recognised across the Chamber as an extremely welcome and substantial reduction. We are carrying out a consultation and we will reflect on the targets in the light of the figures that we...

Department for Transport: Road Safety (2 Jul 2009)

Paul Clark: According to the figures, the numbers of those walking and cycling have increased. If I remember correctly, about 49 per cent. of young people cycle or walk to school; obviously, we want to maintain and increase that level. I shall deal later with some of the other issues relating to cycling and walking to school that have been raised by Members in this debate. Lastly, we propose a target to...


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