PQs 26th June – 18 July

PQs 26th June – 18 July

  Cycling Mr Leech: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what change there was in the number of miles cycled in 2012 compared with 2011; and what assessment he has made on whether any increase was the result of more people taking up cycling or extra trips by existing cyclists. [R] [161862] Norman Baker: A time series of distance travelled in Great Britain per person per year by […]

Local Transport Bodies (Funding Allocations)

Local Transport Bodies (Funding Allocations)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): Further to my statement to the House of 23 January 2013 I am today confirming to local transport bodies (LTBs) the funding allocations for local major transport projects from 2015. These are set out below and reflect decisions taken by Ministers in DFT and the Treasury. The funding that the Government is allocating today is only one element of over £12 billion being […]

Bus Subsidy

Bus Subsidy

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I am pleased to announce today our plans to reform the bus subsidy system. We intend to implement a package of measures designed to improve services by making the subsidy provided to bus companies—bus service operators grant (BSOG)—more targeted and accountable. In 2012 there were 4.7 billion bus passenger boardings made in England and over 60% of all public transport trips were […]

Motorcycle Test Review

Motorcycle Test Review

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): Following research into the safety and feasibility of a single event on-road motorcycle test, I am today announcing the conclusion of the motorcycle test review. The test review was commissioned to consider alternative ways of providing a single event practical motorcycle test that can be carried out on the road in a way that would maintain riding standards, protect safety and increase […]

Cyclists: Safety

Cyclists: Safety

Question 3.28 pm Asked by Lord Greaves To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Department for Transport’s figures on road casualties in 2012, what steps they are considering to increase the safety of cyclists on the roads. Earl Attlee: My Lords, as I said on Monday, we take cycle safety very seriously. Earlier this year, we announced £40 million, including local contributions, for 78 junction safety schemes. In addition, […]