EU Transport Council

EU Transport Council

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): I attended the final Transport Council of the Irish presidency in Luxembourg on Monday 10 June. Transport Council agreed general approaches on five proposals: the interoperability of the rail system; roadworthiness roadside inspection and the associated vehicle registration measure; occurrence reporting in civil aviation and marine equipment. The Commission had originally proposed that the European Rail Agency should undertake all vehicle […]

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): The Government’s review of non-departmental public bodies in 2010 recommended that the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) should be abolished as part of wider goals to improve efficiency, effectiveness, economy and accountability. Having considered the matter carefully and taken account of the consultation responses received, I am today announcing that I have decided not to proceed with abolition, but to […]

Motoring Offences (Fixed Penalty Levels)

Motoring Offences (Fixed Penalty Levels)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): In June 2012 the Government consulted on increasing the fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences and making careless driving a fixed penalty offence. The Government have today published their response to this consultation. The changes will give the police the power to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving and allow them greater flexibility when dealing with less serious careless driving […]

Cycle Safety Funding

Cycle Safety Funding

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): On 4 April 2013 I announced the 78 schemes to be offered support under the cycle safety fund. The total value of the schemes is £40 million of which the DFT will contribute approximately £20 million. The funding from the Department for Transport comes from £15 million of capital funding announced in June 2012 and £5 million announced in November 2012. […]

Executive Agencies (Business Plans 2013-14)

Executive Agencies (Business Plans 2013-14)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): I am pleased to announce that all of the Department for Transport’s Executive agencies published their annual business plans on the 3 April. The Highways Agency (HA), the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Vehicle Certification Agency (VGA), the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) business plans are […]