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Written Questions: January 2016

Written Questions: January 2016

5th January Electric Vehicles Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 6809, what progress his Department has made on allocating funding for investment into ultra-low emission vehicles and the infrastructure to support such vehicles. Andrew Jones: The government allocated more than £600 million to support the uptake and manufacture of ultra-low emission vehicles in the […]

Oral Answers to Transport Questions: 28th January

Oral Answers to Transport Questions: 28th January

HS2 David Mowat (Warrington South) (Con): What progress has been made on finalising the route for phase 2 of High Speed 2. The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Patrick McLoughlin): May I associate myself with your remarks, Mr Speaker, to both members of staff who are retiring and wish them well in their retirement? I am sure they would be welcome to come back and observe us in a […]

DfT Motoring Services Strategy Consultation: PACTS response

DfT Motoring Services Strategy Consultation: PACTS response

The Department for Transport (DfT) began a consultation seeking views on the strategic direction of their motoring services agencies over the life of this Parliament in November 2015, laid out in a document titled ‘Motoring Services Strategy: Consultation’. The DfT sought to reform the three main motoring services agencies so they are positioned to respond to changes in: motoring the way people and businesses operate in an increasingly digitally-driven world. PACTS […]

ETSC film calls for Intelligent Speed Assistance as standard

ETSC film calls for Intelligent Speed Assistance as standard

A new film from European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe. The film includes a demonstration of the system by Oliver Carsten of the University of Leeds in a production Ford Galaxy factory-fitted with ISA. It also features contributions from Aled Williams of EuroNCAP, Dr Áine Carroll – a leading expert in post-crash rehabilitation, Koen Ricour […]

British Road Safety Statement Announced

British Road Safety Statement Announced

The British Road Safety Statement was announced by Lord Ahmad in the Lord’s on 21st December 2015 and by Andrew Jones (by written statement) in the Commons on the 5th January 2016. PACTS’ briefing on the British Road Safety Statement is available here. Read the full document Working Together to Build a Safer Road System. Road Safety Statement at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/487704/british_road_safety_statement_print.pdf