Motorcycle Testing

Motorcycle Testing

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mike Penning): I am today publishing an interim report on the review of motorcycle testing in Great Britain, which I launched on 8 June 2010. Last week I met the working group established to conduct the review and we agreed a set of high-level findings and next steps. This group included members of the motorcycle industry, trainers, riders’ representatives, road safety and local authority bodies […]

Local Sustainable Transport Fund and Local Transport Capital Blocks Settlement

Local Sustainable Transport Fund and Local Transport Capital Blocks Settlement

  Local Sustainable Transport Fund The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I wish to inform the House of the plans to publish next month detailed guidance on the operation of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, for which £560 million has been set aside in the four-year period to 2014-15. Coupled with the funding local authorities will receive through the Integrated Transport and Highways Maintenance Blocks, which I am announcing […]

North Review (Drink and Drug Driving)

North Review (Drink and Drug Driving)

The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Philip Hammond): A review of drink and drug driving regulation was commissioned by the then Secretary of State on 3 December 2009, to be undertaken by Sir Peter North. Sir Peter’s final report has been published today. This report covers a wide range of issues and makes 51 detailed recommendations, which we need to consider carefully with other Government Departments. In doing so, […]

Transport (Local Authority Major Schemes)

Transport (Local Authority Major Schemes)

The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Philip Hammond): The Government have made clear their most urgent priority is to tackle the UK’s record budget deficit, in order to restore confidence in the economy and support the recovery. The Department for Transport will play a full part in the spending review which will be reporting in the autumn. Only once the Government’s spending review has been concluded will the Department […]

Motorcycle Test

Motorcycle Test

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mike Penning): I am announcing today a review of motorcycle tests in Great Britain. The new two-part motorcycle test that was introduced in April 2009 has clearly led to some concern among motorcycle groups, particularly about the safety of the off-road module 1 part of the test and about the difficulty of accessing the limited number of off-road test centres. The new test […]