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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Brexit (18 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: Aviation is critical to both the UK and the EU, so the Government has confidence that an outcome that works in the interests of both sides can be achieved. The Government’s July 2018 White Paper sets out proposals for a comprehensive Air Transport Agreement which seeks to maintain reciprocal liberalised aviation access to, from and within the territory of the UK and the EU, as well as...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Standards (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: Once we have left the EU we intend to have the flexibility to shape our domestic railway legislation to reflect the unique characteristics of the rail network within the UK, which for example could include platform heights. While any divergence relating to technical specifications will be carefully managed and the impacts fully assessed, the precise nature of any future arrangements are still...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: HM Treasury has already allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports: EU Law (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: We recognise that the port services Regulation, which will come into effect on 24 March 2019, places additional burdens on industry. The future applicability of retained EU legislation in general is within the scope of negotiations.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: European Aviation Safety Agency (11 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: The UK is seeking a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement with the EU which maintains liberal aviation access between the UK and EU, as well as continued participation within the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). We are confident of securing this. We do not want or expect a no deal scenario but we have a duty to responsibly prepare for it. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (11 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: HM Treasury has allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as: - £412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016. ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (11 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: At Autumn Budget 2017, the Chancellor also set aside £1.5 billion of additional funding for EU Exit preparations in 2019/20. Departments will be invited to bid for 2019/20 EU Exit preparation funding later in the year. Details of timings and process will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Greenhouse Gas Emissions: EU Law (11 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: The body that will have oversight of carbon dioxide emission standards for newly registered cars and vans in the UK following EU Exit will depend on the agreement reached with the European Union. In the unlikely event the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without an agreement, it is intended that overall responsibility for the enforcement of new car and van carbon dioxide standards...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Unmanned Air Vehicles (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Government and the CAA continue to engage with EASA on the development of its Basic Regulation and associated implementing regulations, which will establish new EU regulations for safe drone operations. Future arrangements on the export and operation of drones will be a matter for negotiations. It is the Government’s intention to remain part of the EASA system after exit, and to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Compensation (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Government is seeking a comprehensive air transport agreement which maintains liberalised aviation access between and within the territory of the UK and the EU. The EU (Withdrawal) Act will retain EU law, as it stands at the moment of exit, in UK law. This means that the provisions established by EU regulation 261/2004 will continue to apply to flights from UK airports to both countries...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Space: Republic of Ireland (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Grayling: The ability of UK airlines to fly through Irish airspace is not dependent upon the result of our negotiations with the EU. Airspace use is governed and guaranteed by an international treaty – the International Air Services Transit Agreement – to which both the UK and Ireland are signatories.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Staff (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Grayling: Since the UK EU membership referendum in 2016, the Department for Transport has been proactively engaged in an ongoing process to assess its resourcing needs and to ensure it has sufficient capability to successfully deliver EU Exit. Within the Department, the International and Regulatory Reform Directorate lead on providing advice to Ministers on EU Exit and exit-related transport issues,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Customs (19 Jul 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Government’s recently published White Paper sets out proposals for an Air Transport Agreement which seeks to maintain reciprocal liberalised aviation access between and within the territory of the UK and the EU. It also sets out proposals for a free trade area for goods, as well as UK participation in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which would avoid the need for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Birmingham Airport: Brexit (10 Jul 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Government is considering carefully all the potential implications arising from the UK’s exit from the EU, this includes the implications for airports such as Birmingham, and plans to negotiate the best possible relationship between the UK and the EU in the field of aviation. Securing liberal market access to EU markets is a very high priority for the Department for Transport. The...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: European Aviation Safety Agency (19 Jun 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been clear that the preference is to remain part of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). However, as a responsible regulator, the CAA continues to undertake a significant amount of preparatory work for all potential outcomes of the EU exit negotiations. This includes a scenario that would see the CAA taking on some of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: Security (14 Jun 2018)

Chris Grayling: The total number of airport identification cards (“airside passes”) held by UK airports is in the region of 230,000. The Department for Transport does not hold information on the numbers of airport identification cards issued by financial year. The number of airport identification cards held at any one time or at any one airport is not static and may change on a daily basis. The...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (12 Jun 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Government is undertaking a wide range of continuing analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. This analysis contributes to our exit negotiations with the EU, helps define our future partnership with the EU, and informs our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks. We have been clear the Government will not provide an...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: EU Law (26 Apr 2018)

Chris Grayling: My department has introduced 32 regulations as a result of EU legislation since 23 June 2016. In 2018, we expect to introduce a further 11 regulations. In 2019, we expect to introduce 7 regulations. However, the exact number is subject to ongoing negotiations. All regulations implementing EU legislation that have been introduced since 2013 and impact assessments, where available, can be...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: European Aviation Safety Authority (26 Apr 2018)

Chris Grayling: I refer the Right Honourable Member to my answer of 25 April 2018 (UIN 136092).

Written Answers — Department for Transport: European Aviation Safety Authority (25 Apr 2018)

Chris Grayling: During the time-limited implementation period, the UK will no longer be an EU Member State. However, as set out in the terms of the agreement, common rules will remain in place. The EASA basic regulation will therefore continue to apply, so all UK-issued certificates, approvals and licences will be automatically recognised as valid in the EASA system (and vice versa). As the Prime Minister...


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