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Emissions and Vehicle Type Approval — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (20 Apr 2017)

John Hayes: ...that public transport is part of our response to the air quality challenge. My view, which I have made crystal clear in the Department, is that if we can get fleet purchasing and public transport, including buses and taxis, in a better place in respect of emissions—by that I mean getting those kind of vehicles moving to a low-emission metric, although I have no fixed idea of exactly...

Diesel Vehicle Scrappage Scheme — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (19 Apr 2017)

John Spellar: ...? If we give them £1,000, who will lend them the money to buy new vehicles? Will they buy vehicles from further up the chain? There may be answers, but figures came there none during this debate. What about taxi drivers? Birmingham City Council is proposing a purge of diesel taxis. Taxi driving is entry-level employment for many in this country in all communities. Are we telling them...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Nigel Mills: .... There are more measures that we could try to take to encourage people not to pay cash in hand to avoid paying VAT. It is very hard for an individual to know whether the person cutting their hedge or driving their taxi is tax registered. Perhaps we should have some kind of registration process so that a person can say, “I want to engage people who are fully tax compliant. If you...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions (29 Mar 2017)

John Hayes: ...reducing levels for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) remains challenging. One of the main reasons for current NO2 levels is the failure of diesel vehicles to deliver expected emission reductions in real world driving conditions. That is why the UK has secured agreement at EU level to introduce more stringent real driving emissions testing for all new cars and vans across the EU from September...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Air pollution and vehicle technology (23 Mar 2017)

John Hayes: The work that we do will need to be conducted with the same kind of rigour and vigour that I bring to all of my work. As the hon. Gentleman knows, I like to drive my team hard in the Department for Transport, and I am always prepared to listen to the advice of Members from across the House. He has made his point very effectively. What I did yesterday is again relevant to the amendment and our...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Air pollution and vehicle technology (21 Mar 2017)

Andrew Selous: ...The first is on the fuel duty escalator, and the second is to have conversations with some of the major vehicle manufacturers and van manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors, which already produce right-hand drive LPG vehicles for overseas markets but do not produce a left-hand drive version for the UK. The Minister may not have been briefed on that area by his officials so far. If...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Offence of shining or directing a laser at a vehicle (21 Mar 2017)

Rob Marris: ...not need the other stuff. The subsection would cover not only passengers disembarking after waiting on the apron and being moved on but the aircraft being moved into a hangar. If someone shone a laser at a pilot driving an aircraft on the tarmac, that very big vehicle could do a lot of damage to other people, even if all the passengers had disembarked and there was only one pilot on...

Sky/21ST Century Fox: Merger (16 Mar 2017)

Karen Bradley: I am sure that Ofcom will have heard the hon. Gentleman’s comments. I hope that his comments about fit and proper persons for taxi driving is not a reflection on any experiences he may have had in the past.

Scottish Parliament: Draft Climate Change Plan (16 Mar 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: ...week, I am contributing a little bit to active travel. So far, I have walked 17 miles. That is not a huge amount—although it sounds a lot when you add up the miles day by day—but it is better than getting the taxi up to the station every day. Walking helps me to become a little bit fitter and it is better for the climate. Individual behaviours present significant challenges....

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Mar 2017)

Andrew Selous: Q I just want to return to two groups that miss out on the freedom and opportunities of being able to drive. We talked about older people and disabled people but also young drivers, for whom insurance is often prohibitively expensive, running into many thousands of pounds. What analysis have you done of the advantages of connected and autonomous vehicles over and above taxis, private hire...

Sky/21ST Century Fox: Proposed Merger: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill (6 Mar 2017)

Stewart McDonald: land was the material of the agricultural age and iron was the material of the industrial age, so data must surely be the material of the new information age that we find ourselves in. As has been mentioned, this country is driving the innovation as far as driverless cars are concerned, but let us be entirely honest with ourselves: we are slightly behind. I accept that the Bill goes...

Building More Homes (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: ...years ago; it is quite a long time, anyway. I was quite struck when, just after new year, I arrived by train in Glasgow. It was pouring down with what was almost sleet, on a horrible cold night. I went to get a taxi, and sitting in a sleeping bag in the wet was a young girl with a cup wanting money. Around London today we can see more and more examples of people in this desperate...

Heathrow Expansion: Surface Access — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (28 Feb 2017)

James Berry: Does the hon. Lady agree that they are indeed warm words because, as anyone who has children knows—I do not, actually—a family of four will undoubtedly drive or get a taxi to the airport and not use a cycle or a train?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Regulation (23 Feb 2017)

Alex Cunningham: That is useful. However, I share Stockton Borough Council’s concern at the fact that a taxi driver whose licence had been revoked following inappropriate conduct with young female passengers was able to go on working for the same company, driving a minibus. There are countless other examples, including examples of sex offenders doing likewise with public service vehicle licences. When...

Criminal Finances Bill: Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs: removal of restrictions (21 Feb 2017)

Richard Arkless: ...will wait with bated breath. Unexplained wealth orders will be available to the courts when assets appear disproportionate to known legitimate income. For example, it was reported recently that a taxi driver owned a £1 million fish tank. That is not to say that taxi driving is not a potentially lucrative trade, but the asset could certainly be disproportionate to that person’s...

Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (1 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: emissions limits from 2019. Colleagues have highlighted the importance of tackling air pollution, particularly in our larger cities and towns. To make some progress there we need to see change in the bus and taxi markets. We will continue our support for buses through the low emission bus scheme. We have seen £30 million invested there to convert 325 buses in a clean, new...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests (16 Jan 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is taking a number of actions to improve the process of securing practical driving tests by increasing the number of available slots. It:continually monitors demand and staffing levels to make sure it deploys the right number of examiners to each location and consequently, more examiners have been recruited.launched a successful initiative to...

Air Quality — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (15 Dec 2016)

Neil Parish: ...the number of electric vehicles is going up, they still make up only about 1% of our vehicles. In Norway, about 25% of vehicles are electric. There are lots and lots of ways to go. We talked about buses and taxis. But we must make sure that we all work together, because in the end when a man, woman or child is walking down our streets in London or across the inner cities of this country,...

Disability Equality Training (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers) Bill (18 Nov 2016)

Colleen Fletcher: I have had some dealings with visually impaired people—friends and constituents—and can only reiterate everything that my hon. Friend has said. They tell me that taxis are essential to disabled people’s independence because many are unable to drive or use public transport. The emotional impact of facing discrimination and confrontation when trying to carry out everyday...

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (17 Nov 2016)

Tommy Sheppard: .... They spend much more time at home than their able-bodied peers, which means that their household bills are greater. We know that many people have a condition that may suddenly mean they have to get a taxi or may face some extra expense that other people do not face. We also know that some people are using this money to buy medical supplies not available on the NHS for their condition....

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