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Business of the House (28 Jun 2018)

Richard Benyon: It has been a particularly unpleasant summer for some residents in towns such as Thatcham and Newbury, and in the area of my constituency neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), because of illegal encampments by Travellers. Would my right hon. Friend consider an opportunity in this House for colleagues who have experienced similar problems in their...

Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Report (12 Jun 2018)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...out that there has been a 70% rise in whiplash-based claims in the past 10 years, during which time the number of road traffic injuries reported has dropped dramatically and during which time Thatcham Research has identified that the safety of seats and headrests in cars has improved in something like 88% of vehicles on the road, up from 18%. Seven hundred and eighty thousand personal...

Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (10 May 2018)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...little in the past year or two, but it has still rocketed. At the same time, the number of road traffic accidents reported has dropped by 40%. At the same time, the number of vehicles classified by Thatcham as safe from the perspective of seating and headrests has increased from 18% to 80%. As some people have said, an industry is going on. As others have suggested, there is a racket. We...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Mar 2017)

...given, we are perhaps ahead of our contemporaries in other countries. The two really important criteria in terms of the cost of insurance will be the volume of accidents. We are fairly confident—Thatcham Research has done quite a bit of research that suggests the number of accidents is going to come down a lot once we get automated driving. That will obviously reduce the number of...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Mar 2017)

..., in the past I do not think we have been, for things like this, but the fact that we already have the Autonomous Driving Insurance Group, which meets regularly and is very well attended, that the Thatcham motor vehicle research institute is all over it, and that AXA alone is involved with three of the Government-backed consortia means we are ready—we will be ready.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (18 Jun 2015)

Richard Benyon: In 2007, the community of Thatcham suffered the surface water flooding of more than 1,100 homes. Since then a huge community effort, working with the Environment Agency and unlocking a lot of local funding as part of the partnership funding scheme, has seen a lot of measures reintroduced. The last piece of that work needs preliminary design funding for this year. Will my right hon. Friend the...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (24 Nov 2014)

Transport: Motoring of the future. 4:05 pm; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Professor Eric Sampson, Visiting Professor Newcastle University, Andrew Miller, Chief Technical Officer, Thatcham Research and Darren Capes, Transport Systems Manager, City of York Council ; Richard Cuerden, Technical Director for Vehicle Safety, Engineering and Assurance, Transport Research Laboratories, Professor Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety, Leeds University and...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (20 May 2013)

Transport: Cost of motor insurance: whiplash. 4:05 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ..., Associate Professor and Reader in Bioengineering, University of Nottingham, Dr Amanda Roshier, Lecturer in Anatomy and Behaviour, University of Nottingham and Andrew Miller, Director of Research, Thatcham Research; David Brown, Chair of the third party working group, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and David Powell, Manager, Lloyd's Market Association; Dr Simon Margolis, Chief...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control (26 Mar 2013)

Richard Benyon: ...0.57 0.09 Leconfield Flood Alleviation scheme Yorkshire Beverley and Holderness 0.28 0.09 The Beck, Elford, Culvert repairs Trent Tamworth 0.32 0.07 Cold Ash Hill Phase 1 Thames Thatcham 0.97 0.07 Bevills Leam Pumping Station Refurbishment Anglian Central North West Cambridgeshire 0.25 0.07 Coombend Culvert and Stream Improvements Wessex North East...

Written Answers — Home Department: Procurement (30 Jan 2013)

James Brokenshire: ...Specsavers Spring Group SSG Steria Steria Limited Strapex Streamline Sudus Management Consultancy SWETS Synectics T&S International Tactical Safety Responses Ltd Tenboss Thales Thamesdown Recycling Thatcham Automotive Acadamey The Big Word The Channel Tunnel Group Thermo Electron Corp TNS BMRB TNT Todd Research Touchstone Group Tracesmart Limited Tribal Consulting Tribal Ltd Trish Longdon...

Written Answers — Education: Academies: Berkshire (18 May 2011)

Nick Gibb: ..., Reading school and Kendrick school opened as converted academies on 1 February 2011. A further two schools have expressed an interest in becoming an academy. In West Berkshire, Kennet school in Thatcham opened as a converted academy on 1 April 2011 and Park House school and sports college in Newbury opened as a converted academy on 1 May 2011. A further five schools have expressed an...

Warm Front (MR. D. R. Smith) (1 Mar 2010)

Richard Benyon: ...that they have used. The case that I would like to discuss today-the case of my constituent Mr. Dennis Smith-is one of particular concern. Mr. Smith lives in a park home in Elm Grove in the town of Thatcham. He is an elderly and very vulnerable gentleman, but someone who strives to maintain his independence. He suffers from Parkinson's disease and associated problems. In short, he is an...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (5 Jan 2010)

Huw Irranca-Davies: ...can be found at: e/surfacewater/earlyactapplication.doc Additionally, £300,000 was allocated in December 2008 for six areas (Warrington, Thatcham, Leeds, Kingston upon Hull, Richmond upon Thames and Gloucestershire) to carry out first edition surface water management plans with the aim to test DEFRA's Draft Surface Water...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (5 Jan 2010)

Huw Irranca-Davies: announcement to successful local authorities in January 2010. Funding will be made available after March 2010. Additionally £300,000 was allocated in December 2008 for six areas (Warrington, Thatcham, Leeds, Kingston upon Hull, Richmond upon Thames and Gloucestershire) to carry out first edition surface water management plans with the aim to test DEFRA's Draft Surface Water Management...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (14 Dec 2009)

Bill Rammell: ...Paderborn, Germany 36 Engineer Regiment Maidstone, Kent 38 Engineer Regiment Antrim, Northern Ireland 39 Engineer Regiment Waterbeach, Cambridge 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographical) Thatcham, Berkshire 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Chilwell, Nottinghamshire Works Group Royal Engineers (Airfield) Waterbeach, Cambridge Royal Signals Name ...

Written Answers — Home Department: Equipment: Theft (11 Nov 2009)

Alan Campbell: ...unit of the Metropolitan police estimates that approximately £1.5 million of construction and agricultural plant machinery is stolen in the UK every week. I am aware that vehicle security experts Thatcham estimate the total cost to the UK of plant theft to be upwards of £600 million per year. The Home Office takes the theft of plant and equipment very seriously. That is why the Home...

Public Bill Committee: Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords]: Clause 222 (7 Jul 2009)

Martin Salter: ...with exceptions. Those exceptions could include the trout stream of the hon. Member for Newbury, or sensible, well-organised clubs such as Newbury angling club, or the Reading and district or Thatcham angling associations—to give the clubs in our constituencies a plug—which could apply to the relevant Environment Agency fisheries officer for an exemption. Until we bring in a...

Rivers (England) (13 May 2009)

Martin Salter: ...the health of a fishery, especially a chalk stream fishery, to look at the lowest downstream point at which the grayling is found. I used to catch grayling at Padworth, which is well downstream of Thatcham. The most skilled anglers would struggle to find many grayling downstream of Hungerford, some 20 or 25 miles upstream. That is how far the water quality in the river has declined. The...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (8 Dec 2008)

Lord Rooker: ...diesel cars is held by the UK's JCB Dieselmax, designed and engineered in Coventry by Visioneering. The engine was modified by Ricardo in Leamington and the gear box and transmission by Xtrac of Thatcham. The Motorsport Industry Association tells me that the sector is a hotbed of SMEs which average a couple of dozen employees and a turnover of some £4 million. They have an export level of...

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