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Covid-19: Public Transport - Question (2 Jun 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...it under review. The noble Lord mentioned that vehicle excise duty goes into the national roads fund and that is used to both enhance and maintain our strategic road network as well as many other major roads. So there could be an implication for this particular fund; we are keeping an eye on it.

Covid-19: Public Transport - Question (2 Jun 2020)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...it under review. The noble Lord mentioned that vehicle excise duty goes into the national roads fund and that is used to both enhance and maintain our strategic road network as well as many other major roads. So there could be an implication for this particular fund; we are keeping an eye on it.

Scotland: Transport Connections: North-East England and Scotland (25 Mar 2020)

Richard Holden: ...as Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk on the Scottish side, going up to Midlothian. Given the importance of the road link and the fact that Transport for the North has recommended that it joins the major roads network, will the Minister raise the issue of the A68 with his colleagues at the Department for Transport to help the north-east and the Scottish borders to thrive after the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (24 Mar 2020)

Rachel Maclean: ...-street parking. In October last year, the Secretary of State wrote to all LAs encouraging them to send their strategies for infrastructure deployment and to take advantage of ORCS funding. For major roads the Government is providing £500 million over the next five years to support the rollout of a fast-charging network for electric vehicles, ensuring that drivers will never be...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: 4G: Rural Areas (19 Mar 2020)

Baroness Barran: ...mobile coverage where people live, work and travel, and we are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage further to 95% of the UK, as well as providing an uninterrupted mobile signal on all major roads. Subsequent to the 25 October 2019 announcement, the Government announced on 9 March that it had agreed a deal with the mobile network operators to deliver the Shared Rural Network...

Transport: Topical Questions (12 Mar 2020)

Grant Shapps: We are very keen, unlike the hon. Gentleman’s Front-Bench team, to sort out the problems on our major roads. I would be more than happy to meet him or for another Minister to do so.

Climate Protests in Cambridge: Police Response (3 Mar 2020)

Anthony Browne: ...undermining the rule of law and even public support for the police. On 16 February, Extinction Rebellion activists started a week of protests in Cambridge that initially involved a blockade of two major roads into Cambridge, preventing vehicles from getting in and out of the city and forcing ambulances carrying patients and other emergency vehicles to be re-routed. The blockade remained...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Bus Services: Rural Areas (20 Feb 2020)

Matt Warman: ...of his first 100 days pledge. I will continue to work with the sector to make that happen. Smart ticketing is dependent on good mobile coverage, so improvements in geographic coverage, including on major roads will facilitate the option for bus companies to provide smart ticket machines on buses in the rural areas of each nation of the UK, if they choose to do so. This Government is...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Urban Areas (14 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: ...of investment in buses and cycling across England. Through the National Roads Fund, the Government is providing £28.8bn which will fund vital improvements on the Strategic Road Network and on the Major Roads Network. The Government is committed to decarbonisation of transport and is consulting on bringing forward the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035, or earlier...

Scottish Parliament: Queensferry Crossing (Traffic) (30 Jan 2020)

Neil Findlay: ...often very slow for commuters who are coming from West Lothian and other areas. If the lesson from the bridge is that, if you build it, people will come, why is the Government building more and more major roads at a time when we should be addressing climate change?

Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)

Ruth Cadbury: ..., with spikes of emergency calls and acute illness on days when it is bad. It is a major issue in my constituency, which has inadequate public transport and an over-dependence on car travel, with major roads running between London and Heathrow. More than 38 million people live in areas where air quality breaches legal limits, and my constituents are among them. Although there is not yet...

Rural Economy (Rural Economy Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Oct 2019)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...Again, this is an area where we need to improve connectivity. We are committed to extending geographical mobile coverage to 95% of the UK, as well as providing an uninterrupted mobile signal on all major roads, and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this. We clearly need to do more. The Government believe firmly that rural areas should not be left behind during...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic: Noise (8 Oct 2019)

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to undertake work to reduce road traffic noise along major roads.

Scottish Parliament: National Islands Plan (8 Oct 2019)

Paul Wheelhouse: I recognise John Finnie’s and his colleagues long-standing opposition to investment in major roads. We may have to disagree on that. I also point out to Mr Finnie the importance of the A9 to seafood producers and others for getting their goods to market. It is a very important arterial route for getting island products from the mainland to the continent. The steaming time for ferries from...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Bus speed on roads re-opened to two-way traffic: Bus speed on roads re-opened to two-way traffic (21 Aug 2019)

Caroline Russell: Two major roads in central London have recently reopened to two-way traffic for buses: Baker Street and Tottenham Court Road. There have been serious collisions between buses and pedestrians in February on Baker Street and twice in June on Tottenham Court Road. Will Transport for London (TfL) lower the speed limit to 10 mph for buses operating on such streets?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Rural Areas (2 Aug 2019)

Baroness Barran: ...-quality mobile coverage where people live, work and travel. We are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK, as well as providing an uninterrupted mobile signal on all major roads, and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this. The Government is working closely with the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to consider their proposal for a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bypasses: Cycling (19 Jul 2019)

Ruth Cadbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to ensure that new bypasses funded through the Major Roads Network programme are safe for cyclists.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Transport: Decarbonisation (18 Jul 2019)

Ed Vaizey: Accidents on major roads cause terrible traffic jams, which increases pollution. As the Minister knows, I have written to him quite recently about the promised improvements to the A34 to improve safety. I would be very grateful if he updated us today, or wrote to me as soon as possible, about when these improvements will be made.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles: Litter (16 Jul 2019)

Therese Coffey: ...collected in this year’s spring clean, more than doubling last year’s collection of 8,000 bags. We continue to work with Highways England to investigate new ways of reducing littering on our major roads. This includes introducing behavioural interventions such as trialling car and lorry-height funnel bins at the Roadchef MSA in Maidstone on 21 June last year, along the M20, to test...

Litter Strategy - Question (15 Jul 2019)

the Countess of Mar: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the state of the verges on our major roads and motorways and on railway embankments is something that we should all be ashamed of, particularly when a lot of tourists use these routes? When I asked previously, I was told that health and safety stopped people from picking up litter on major roads. Is there any way that we can overcome this and ensure that...


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