Results 61–80 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:Kelly Tolhurst

Covid-19: Aviation (3 Jun 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Home Secretary will make a statement directly after this session, and I would not want to pre-empt anything that she may be inclined to speak about. It is right that at this time, as we see a reduction in the spread of domestic cases, we do whatever we can to limit imported cases. That is why the decision has been taken. As I have outlined, I have been working hard with the sector, the...

Covid-19: Aviation (3 Jun 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My right hon. Friend will know that in DFT, we are working closely with our colleagues in the Home Office on the implementation of the borders and quarantining policy, to ensure that we are expressing the concerns and needs of the aviation sector and looking at how that can be implemented practically. There are a number of differences in the implementation of quarantining and other measures...

Covid-19: Aviation (3 Jun 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My Department and I engage with the unions with regard to the impact on jobs. I have some other meetings coming up with the unions. Within the Department, we have been very clear, and as I think the unions would agree, we have been working with them over this period. We are committed to doing that to deliver on behalf of workers as far as we can.

Covid-19: Aviation (3 Jun 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I think I have been very clear about my position. We need to keep working to protect as many jobs as possible, and we will continue to work with the restart and recovery group to find ways to help the aviation sector to recover.

Covid-19: Aviation (3 Jun 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I have been very clear that the priority for this Government is to halt or limit the spread of coronavirus. It has to be accepted that we need to work to find those measures that will enable airlines to operate flights and passengers to travel safely, but also to stop the importation of cases as our infection rate is reduced. We are working hard across Government to find policy measures to...

Transport: British Airways (18 May 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Department and I are working with airlines, airports and unions to understand the full impact that covid-19 is having on the sector and its workers.

Transport: British Airways (18 May 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I understand that it is a worrying time for airline staff and their families. I have been speaking regularly with companies across the sector to encourage them to draw down on the unprecedented support package. Terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation between the employee and the employer, but we in the Department stand ready to support any workers affected.

Transport: Gosport Ferry Service (18 May 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, my officials and I are working with the company and the councils, alongside the extensive financial packages announced by the Chancellor.

Transport: Gosport Ferry Service (18 May 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question, although I missed his last point. Absolutely, the Gosport ferry provides an important service for the local community to navigate their way around the peninsula. That is why my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I met the council leaders. We have spoken to the organisation, and my officials are working with the councils to find a suitable...

Transport: UK Aviation Sector (18 May 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We are working across Government and closely with the sector on establishing a clear vision and objectives for the recovery of the sector.

Transport: UK Aviation Sector (18 May 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The aviation sector is so important for the UK economy, which is why it has been able to draw down on an unprecedented support package. The Department and I have set up a restart and recovery unit to work with industry, including unions, ground handlers, airlines and airports, in order to come up strong measures to aid the recovery and restart of the aviation sector.

Private Rented Sector: Surrey: M25 Noise Pollution (17 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Gary. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Woking (Mr Lord) for securing this debate on an issue that I know he and his constituents feel strongly about. I also thank my hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Dr Spencer), who offered his thoughts on the subject. I believe that the roads Minister, my colleague, Baroness...

Transport: Bus Links (12 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The bus market outside London is deregulated, with service provision being a matter for bus operators and local authorities. We are, however, providing £5 billion of new funding to overhaul buses and cycling across the country.

Transport: Bus Links (12 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I understand my hon. Friend’s frustration. I am pleased to say that the Government have launched two schemes that are relevant to North Warwickshire. The first is a call for an expression of interest in a £20 million rural mobility fund to support innovative solutions to transport problems in rural areas, and the second is the allocation of £30 million to every local authority in England...

Transport: Airport Expansion: Paris Climate Change Agreement (12 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Court of Appeal judgment on the airports national policy statement is complex, and we will set out our next steps in due course. This Government remain supportive of airport expansion, but we will permit it only within our environmental obligations.

Transport: Airport Expansion: Paris Climate Change Agreement (12 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: As I have already outlined, the Government are, and remain, supportive of airport expansion where we are able to deliver it within our environmental obligations. I must point out to the hon. Lady that the Court did not conclude that airport expansion is incompatible with climate change. As I have already outlined, we are reviewing this complex judgment and will lay out our next steps soon.

Transport: Airport Expansion: Paris Climate Change Agreement (12 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I can understand the concerns that many hon. Members may have around the Government’s next steps. That is why we have outlined that it is currently an ongoing legal process. We have said that we will review the judgment, which is complex, and set out our next steps. As I have already outlined, the Court did not judge that the airport expansion is incompatible with climate change. But we...

Transport: Airport Expansion: Paris Climate Change Agreement (12 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Gentleman for outlining his particular interest and his understanding of the situation within Scotland. As he will know, Sustainable Aviation has committed to delivering on its net zero target.

Transport: Airport Expansion: Paris Climate Change Agreement (12 Mar 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. He will know—I believe he spoke about it last week—that we will potentially see the first electric flight this year. We have invested £300 million in the future flight challenge fund. We are committed to working with everyone across the industry to ensure that we have the technology and the skills and can deliver on our target.


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