Results 121–140 of 400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Rotherwick

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, these amendments aim to clarify that an undertaker asked to resurface a road can choose to ask the highways authority to do the work in exchange for the undertaker contributing towards the cost of the works. They would also allow for regulations to determine how the amount of any such contribution will be calculated and to provide for authorities to send a notice to an undertaker...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, the utilities industry welcomes the move towards the principle of rewarding good practice. However, it argues that this clause leaves matters too vague. The accompanying explanatory text in the letter the Minister was kind enough to send us before this stage of the Bill makes it clear that the Government are at least contemplating a regime where effort and resource are concentrated...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, we welcome the amendment as a means of cracking down on those who regularly flout their agreed duration period. It is vital, however, that these changes and all others that are made in the Bill are communicated in an easy-to-understand way to all interested parties. Will the Minister explain to the House how his department plans to ensure that everybody knows about the changes?

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, we welcome the fact that the Government listen to the concerns highlighted by the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley. However, at the same time we have concerns regarding this issue that we spoke of in Committee. I may be considered biased when I say that cyclists are very important—the Minister and I are both cyclists—but I can say with authority that considerable good will is shown...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I hope that the noble Viscount is not referring to the Minister or me.

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, will the Minister clarify, for those noble Lords who do not have a copy of the Highways Act 1980 to hand, the definition of "carriageway", and how it differs from the use of "road" for the purpose of these Acts?

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: moved Amendment No. 137: Before Clause 91, insert the following new clause— "MOTORWAYS: MAXIMUM SPEED The maximum speed on a motorway shall be 80 mph and in bad weather determined by highway controllers with access to the motorway warning signs system."

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, the intention is simple. We seek a clear, straightforward and safe system of speed limits that retain the confidence of the motorist. This amendment would introduce the concept of variable speed limits due to weather conditions on motorways. Raising the maximum speed limit to 80 miles per hour would ensure the most expeditious, effective and efficient use of our motorway network. We...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for his intervention. I wish it were so but, as a bicyclist, I can tell him absolutely that it is not. Being stuck behind a bus with an exhaust pipe blowing into your face is a most unpleasant state of affairs. Indeed, I wonder why most diesel buses do not have diesel particulate filters fitted. It would be a positive advance if they were to be fitted, but...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, will the Minister confirm that, as the noble Baroness, Lady Scott, suggested, there will be a review of speed limits in the future? That will save me dividing the House.

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for clarifying the issue a little further. I shall think of his words as I drive back to Oxfordshire tonight—naturally, keeping to 70 miles per hour on the motorway, like all noble Lords who have long distances to travel tonight. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: moved Amendment No. 18: Page 8, line 30, at end insert— "( ) The guidance shall cover, among other matters, the respective responsibility of a local traffic authority, the police and fire service to attend to spillages of diesel fuel and render the road safe again for the passage of motorcycles and other vehicles."

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, this amendment seeks to ensure that diesel spills are cleared up by the authorities so that they do not pose a threat to road users, especially motorcycle riders and bicyclists. The problem of diesel spillage is a major concern to motorcycle riders. Indeed, Northamptonshire police launched in February of this year a year-long series of innovative initiatives, codenamed Operation...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bradshaw, for his kind support. I also thank the Minister for his comments. However, I do not believe that I was asking for too much in asking the Government to accept my amendment. After all, I believe that the guidance to local authorities states, "may publish guidelines". Therefore, there is no compulsion to publish guidelines. I do not accept the...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: moved Amendment No. 32: Page 14, line 27, after second "specified" insert "traffic-sensitive"

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, the aim of the amendment is to ensure that the permit scheme is applied "intelligently", focusing on areas where it is most needed. It has arisen out of concerns expressed by the utilities industry, which are being ignored, that there is unnecessary bureaucracy in the permit scheme. There is also considerable concern that the secondary legislation will not deliver, particularly as...

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, I have listened with interest to the careful explanation given by the Minister and beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Traffic Management Bill (29 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, these amendments apparently aim to set out in a more straightforward way the powers of the appropriate national authority to vary or revoke permit schemes by order. They allow for a single order to vary more than one permit scheme. The Minister said that they intend to use these powers for the purpose of the good administration of permit schemes or simply to make changes to reflect...

Road Fatalities (28 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, the incidence of drink-driving and motorcycle fatalities has been increasing while, in recent years, the number of road traffic officers has reduced by about 12 per cent. Is it not about time that we had those road traffic officers back in order to stop the figures increasing?

Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis (10 Jun 2004)

Lord Rotherwick: My Lords, can the Minister give the House an idea of when the figures may be available? We are talking about 15,000 cows being culled a year. We can identify when and where they are culled. Does the Minister agree that most farmers who read the answer that the Minister cannot give the number of badgers and deer picked up from the roadside and tested will consider that Defra was in a total and...


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