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Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Kent (8 Sep 2010)

Theresa Villiers: ...of a new franchise around 18 months before a replacement franchise is due to commence. It should be noted that the Department is currently consulting on amendments to the franchising system, which may alter the process that will be employed in future.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Lincoln (8 Sep 2010)

Theresa Villiers: The decision to provide one new through service between Lincoln and London in the May 2011 timetable rather than the seven originally proposed was taken following discussions with the train operator. The forthcoming refranchising of intercity East Coast train services will provide an opportunity for potential train operators to review the number of through services between Lincoln and London...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: North West (8 Sep 2010)

Theresa Villiers: The Secretary of State regularly meets with stakeholders from across the rail industry, including Network Rail. Such discussions may include reference to rail services in the north-west. As Minister of State, I met with Network Rail during a visit to Manchester in July. Topics discussed included the Northern Hub study and Network Rail's proposals for improvements to Manchester Victoria...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Extradition Review (8 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: I am today announcing to Parliament the Government's plans to review the UK's extradition arrangements. The coalition's programme for Government document published on 20 May, stated that "We will review the operation of the Extradition Act-and the US/UK extradition treaty-to make sure it is even-handed". This announcement sets out how we propose to do this. There are a number of areas of the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Accountability (7 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: holding answer 6 September 2010 A full impact assessment will be prepared and published ahead of the introduction of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill later in this session. We are still consulting with the public and with partners about many aspects of the policy, and will be publishing estimates of costs following that consultation.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Equality Act 2010 (7 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: The Equality Act 2010 includes an integrated public sector Equality Duty. This will replace the existing race, disability and gender equality duties and is extended to cover age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment in full. Schedule 19 to the Act lists certain bodies which will be subject to the duty. The Act contains a power allowing a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Phone Tapping (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: In December 2005, the Metropolitan police began an investigation focusing on alleged security breaches within telephone networks after concerns were raised by members of the royal household at Clarence house. That investigation resulted in the prosecution and conviction of the News of the World royal editor, Clive Goodman, in 2007 for unlawfully intercepting the phone messages of staff in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Licensing (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: The Government are determined to tackle alcohol-related crime and disorder. We launched the consultation "Rebalancing the Licensing Act" on 28 July. We have held seven national and seven regional stakeholder events to consult with the police, licensing authorities and representatives from the trade on the coalition Government's proposals. The Government will be analysing the responses, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Non-departmental Public Bodies (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: The Government are committed to making substantial reforms to their public bodies and intend to bring forward a public bodies Bill later this year, giving Ministers the power to abolish or merge public bodies, or transfer their functions back into Departments. The Home Office is pursuing radical reforms as part of a Government-wide review of public bodies and I have already signalled my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: US-UK Extradition Treaty (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: The coalition agreement committed the Government to reviewing the UK's extradition arrangements worldwide, to ensure that they operate effectively and in the interests of justice. The review will examine both our extradition arrangements with the United States and our operation of the European arrest warrant. I will make an announcement to Parliament on the chairmanship and terms of reference...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: During the recess, the Home Office presented proposals to fulfil a number of key coalition commitments, including a clampdown on rogue private sector wheel-clampers and the introduction of a system of temporary bans on "legal highs".

Written Answers — Home Department: European Investigation Order (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: As my hon. Friend is aware, I made an oral statement in this House on 27 July 2010, Official Report, columns 881-82, confirming our decision to opt into the European Investigation Order. Since opting in, I have received representations from Justice and Fair Trials International. Copies of these will be provided to the European Scrutiny Committees in both Houses.

Written Answers — Home Department: Licensing (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: The coalition Government made a commitment to overhaul the Licensing Act, as it had failed to ensure that communities were protected from crime and antisocial behaviour associated with the night time economy. We launched the consultation 'Rebalancing the Licensing Act' on 28 July and it closes on 8 September. Following the analysis of the responses, we will be taking forward proposals in...

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcohol Sales (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: The Government set out a commitment to ban the sale of alcohol below cost price in the coalition agreement. This proposal forms part of the consultation 'Rebalancing the Licensing Act' which closes on 8 September. The responses to the consultation have not yet been analysed, however, we have held seven national and seven regional stakeholder events where the issue of below cost sales was...

Written Answers — Home Department: Passports (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: Passport security is extremely important. In operating the passport business, the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) will continue to work to UK Government security standards and international standards on document security. To ensure greater efficiency and an improvement in the detection of fraud, IPS plans to develop a risk based approach to processing passport applications. In relation to...

Written Answers — Home Department: Passports: Biometrics (6 Sep 2010)

Theresa May: The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) remains committed to the use of facial biometrics in passports. There are no current plans to introduce a second biometric such as fingerprints into passports.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: European Investigation Order (27 Jul 2010)

Theresa May: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the draft directive for a European investigation order, and the Government's decision to opt into that draft directive. As people have become more mobile, so too has crime, and that has serious consequences for our ability to bring criminals to justice. To deal with cross-border crime, countries enter into mutual legal...

Written Answers — Transport: Departmental Public Expenditure (27 Jul 2010)

Theresa Villiers: Department for Transport Ministers and officials communicate regularly with Network Rail. As part of the Government's in-year efficiency savings announced on 24 May, Network Rail has agreed to pay the Department £100 million during 2010-11. The cancellation of the programme of station enhancements announced in November 2009 will save £50 million. The detail of where further savings...

Written Answers — Transport: Railway Stations (27 Jul 2010)

Theresa Villiers: ...at all categories of stations. These, along with other proposals within the report, will be considered as part of our programme for reform of the railways, though the need to address the deficit may have an impact on decisions. We propose to grant longer franchises in order to give operators the incentive to invest in the improvements passengers want, including better stations. We are also...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Liverpool (27 Jul 2010)

Theresa Villiers: ...Piccadilly during autumn 2009, suggests that some trains on this line are operating at over-capacity. First TransPennine Express, the train operator that provides most services on this route may be able to provide more information. First TransPennine Express can be contacted at the following address: Customer Relations First TransPennine Express Freepost ADMAIL 3878 Manchester M1 9YB.


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