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Kevin Foster

Conservative MP for Torbay (8 May 2015 – current)


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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Regional Airports (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Government is strongly committed to regional airports. They provide key transport links to our local communities, support thousands of jobs in the regions and act as key gateways to international opportunities. Transport Ministers recognise the importance of Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the region. We remain committed to a continued aviation future for the airport and continue to engage...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: First Rail Holdings: Company Accounts (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: This is a matter for Companies House to take up with First Rail Holdings Ltd. The Department has financial support arrangements with the ultimate parent company First Group plc (the parent of First Rail Holdings Ltd) so does not foresee the need for any assessment of this issue.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Bus Services: Fares (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The £2 fare cap announced by the Government on 3 September will apply to single bus tickets on most services in England outside London. This proposal is being funded from existing Department for Transport budgets and therefore will have no impact on the Barnett consequentials for Scotland.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Avanti West Coast: Timetables (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: An immediate and near total cessation of drivers volunteering to work passenger trains on rest days meant Avanti West Coast (AWC) was unable to resource its timetable. To mitigate the impact of short notice cancelations on passengers, the Department endorsed a temporary reduction from seven to four trains per hour (tph) on 14 August 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Avanti West Coast: Standards (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: Operator performance is independently evaluated against set criteria and considers all elements within the operator's control. Independent consideration of Avanti West Coast’s performance for the current period will be carried out following the end of the evaluation period on 15 October 2022. As part of this evaluation, the outcome of the Department’s decision (yet to be taken) on AWC’s...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Avanti West Coast: Standards (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: Department officials continue to review and scrutinise Avanti West Coast's (AWC) performance and monitor the overall delivery of the contract for passengers. Officials meet with AWC to interrogate the issues and challenges, particularly concerning traincrew availability and timetable recovery. Separately, the Department is considering AWC’s claim for contractual relief under Force Majeure...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Avanti West Coast: Standards (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Department meets regularly with Avanti West Coast to understand the issues and challenge them to restore the timetable as soon as they can do so reliably.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Blue Badge Scheme: EU Countries (23 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: Informal discussions continue with several countries. It would not be appropriate to provide commentary on the progress of ongoing discussions.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Licences: Ukraine (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: Enquiries have been received about the use and exchange of Ukrainian driving licences in the GB. Holders of a Ukrainian driving licence can drive small vehicles (cars up to 3,500kg and motorcycles) for 12 months from the date they become resident in GB. To continue driving after this time, they must obtain a GB licence. Ukrainian driving licences for cars can also be exchanged for the GB...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: East of England (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: According to the most recent Census estimates, population in the East of England stood at 6.3 million in 2021. This represents growth of 8.3% since 2011 - the highest in England and Wales. The Department recognises both the challenges and opportunities this poses to transport in the region. We have already invested billions in upgrading the region’s existing transport infrastructure, from...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: British Airways: Standards (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: It is the responsibility of British Airways to manage demand, recruit staff and have appropriate contingency plans in place for their services. The aviation industry has worked hard to build back resilience and ensure flying programmes can be delivered. Over the summer, flight cancellations fell and continue to be in line with 2019 levels. Reflecting on lessons learnt from the summer, the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great British Railways: Location (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The full result of the public vote will be published on the Great British Railways Transition Team website later this year, following the Secretary of State’s announcement of the successful location.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Thameslink Line: Fares (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: Contactless ticketing is convenient for many passengers and provides the best value for journeys between St Albans and London. As part of our Plan for Rail, we are working with industry to consider how we can provide passengers with a better customer experience of the railway, including improvements to rail fares, ticketing and retailing.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Tickets (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Government is taking decisive action to reduce the impact inflation will have on rail fares during the cost of living crisis and, in August, we guaranteed we will not be increasing fares as much as the July RPI figure. We are also delaying any change to March 2023, temporarily freezing fares for passengers to travel at a lower price for the entirety of January and February. Earlier this...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Fares (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: Distance is just one factor governing a particular rail fare; other factors taken into account include journey time, frequency of service and the historic volume of demand, amongst others. There are a wide range of fares available to meet different passenger needs, including advance fares. Where advance fares are available, including on journeys between Swindon and London, they will be...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Licences: Spain (22 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: We assess the majority of UK licence holders in Spain registered their intent to exchange, as they were advised to, before 31 December 2020. They are therefore unaffected. UK licences holders resident in Spain and currently unable to drive primarily fall in three groups:UK licence holders who are long-term residents in Spain and did not exchange or register their intent to exchange, as...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Doncaster Sheffield Airporty: Closures (21 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: I refer the Right Hon. Member to the Answer given to her on 20 September 2022, to Written Question 48422.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Traffic Act 1988 (21 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Department for Transport is currently finalising the scope and timings for the planned Call for Evidence. We hope to publish before the end of the year.

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (21 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Home Office responded to the correspondence on 12 July 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Doncaster Sheffield Airporty: Closures (20 Sep 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Government is committed to regional airports. They are key to serving our local communities, supporting thousands of jobs in the regions, and they act as a key gateway to international opportunities. While the UK Government supports airports, it does not own or operate them. The Department for Transport recognises the importance of Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the region. The Aviation...


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