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Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (21 Feb 2018)

Wes Streeting: my name and those of a number of Members on both sides of the House. They deal with the vehicle excise duty supplement, and, in particular, with how it applies to the new electric zero-emission taxis. I should probably declare an interest, as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on taxis. I am delighted that the amendment carries not only cross-party support but support throughout...

Scottish Parliament: St John’s Hospital Children’s Ward (21 Feb 2018)

Neil Findlay: ..., Breich and Addiewell and beyond, did not have to endure long and sometimes life-threatening journeys to Edinburgh for treatment. I wish that parents from Bathgate, the Calders and Livingston were not forced to drive past their local hospital, just a few minutes away, and travel on the chaotic Edinburgh bypass just to get treatment for their little ones, but they have no choice. I wish...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (20 Feb 2018)

Baroness Randerson: Sunderland working on the Nissan Leaf, which includes 300 people working on battery development. There are 1,000 or more jobs in the London Electric Vehicle Company, which is manufacturing the new electric taxi. It is time that the Government took a wider view, and with that we need a wider Title for the Bill. The Title refers specifically to electric vehicles, but Clause 8 also refers...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Second Reading (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Berkeley: ...talked about air. It all comes back to public acceptance. There is already a trucking experiment—probably more than that—going on in Germany. What are called “platoons”—of three trucks, I think—are driving down what I think is a private motorway. I am told that they have even found a way of having two platoons driving together in adjacent lanes and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Schools: Transport (6 Feb 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: Taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers are eligible for an enhanced DBS certificate with check of both barred lists for licensing purposes. This is the highest level of check available and will also include details of convictions and cautions recorded on the Police National Computer and any locally held police intelligence information that may be relevant to the role. It is for licensing...

Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Christopher Chope: ...good intentions, the proposed remedy is disproportionate to the problem. The hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) accepts in his explanatory notes to the Bill that to obtain a licence to drive private hire vehicles or taxis, people have to show that they are of good character and that they are fit and proper persons. I have no problem with that, and I would have no problem with...

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Stephen Doughty: ...registered. The process for motorists should be simple and straightforward. I want to deal with one more area, because it relates to the next Bill that will be debated today. I have seen harassment of taxi drivers in my constituency, for example, when they operate around some major retail areas and are waiting to pick up elderly or vulnerable customers, who want to get back home with their...

Littering From Vehicles Outside London (Keepers: Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (1 Feb 2018)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...piece of legislation. I declare an interest as a district councillor. I was interested in the contributions made by the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, and the noble Baroness. We have all seen cars driving past us, or followed cars from which rubbish has been thrown carelessly out of the window. As we have heard, litter is one of the scourges of our throwaway society. When I was growing up,...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Melanie Onn: This is by far the biggest area of casework that I receive in my office. Mr M’s daughter had a stroke and is partially paralysed. She was expected to get to an appointment 40 minutes’ drive away in Scunthorpe for 9 am. There is no direct bus service so they would have had to have caught the 7.34 am train from Grimsby to get there on time, and they did not know how to get to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Travel (10 Jan 2018)

David Lidington: held for Cabinet Office corporate travel contracts (travel data outside of the travel corporate contracts is not readily available and could only be acquired at a disproportionate cost). a) Taxis The guidance for using a taxi for official travel allows for the use of a taxi when:you are outside of normal working hours (before 6am and after 9pm)no other suitable method of public...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...—it was drafted by people with a 20th century mindset. In the 21st century, successful industrial progress is part of a much wider constellation of forces than this document seems to recognise: the drive for change begins more than ever in the home and deep in social structures. The authors of the White Paper should have perhaps paid more attention to things such as my right...

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Science and Technology Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Rosser: My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, and his committee for their report. As has been said, it contains four main findings. These are that the Government are too focused on driverless cars when the early benefits are likely to be in other sectors; that the development of connected and autonomous vehicles across different sectors needs co-ordination; that there needs to...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Taylor Review (12 Dec 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Insecure working practices at Uber enable the company to engage in a pricing policy that many of my constituents consider to be predatory and designed to drive out competition. What more can the Government do to improve working practices at Uber and ensure fairer competition between taxis and private hire vehicles?

Unduly Lenient Sentences (6 Dec 2017)

Philip Davies: ...engage in sexual activity 12 years earlier, before she underwent sex reassignment surgery. She only pleaded guilty on the day of the trial when the charges were amended. Gina Owen was employed as a taxi driver by the local council to drive children to a special school in Somerset. During the six-month period of abuse, I understand that Gina Owen made the victim tie her up in bondage...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Vetting (28 Nov 2017)

John Hayes: There are certain circumstances, such as undertaking specific contracted work driving children, which fall into the definition of a regulated activity. The definitions of regulated activity that apply to work with children or work with adults are set out in legislation and such activities include teaching or supervision of children and the provision of health or personal care services. In...

Railways: Reliability - Question for Short Debate (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Greaves: ...Three times in the last two weeks I’ve had to take/pick up my Mum from Burnley/Blackburn as the service hasn’t run to Colne. One of those times we brought a group of young girls back who lived in Colne and had been kicked off late at night in the dark and expected to wait over an hour for the next train”. Nobby reports: “I was there that night. My wife was trying to...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Examination of Witnesses (31 Oct 2017)

...are slightly concerned that that is not recognised. We are not opposed to this in any way—it provides all sorts of opportunities—but because the overall approach is about private individualised driving rather than about the implications for the whole road transport industry of passengers, as Adrian was saying, with road haulage and taxis, it is also going to operate on a marine...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (23 Oct 2017)

Darren Jones: ...algorithms. Those debates must be had in this place and we are missing the opportunity to do so. Where in the Bill do the Government set out how they will prevent the mass unemployment associated with driverless vehicles? According to the House of Commons Library, nearly 1 million are employed as drivers today: taxi drivers, bus drivers, truck drivers and driving instructors. It is clear...

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