Parliamentary Questions: 30th June-3rd July

Parliamentary Questions: 30th June-3rd July

3rd July   Debate Tour de France Hugh Bayley (York Central) (Lab): What long-term cycling legacy he expects from the Tour de France grand départ in Yorkshire. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Mrs Helen Grant): There has been a strong legacy of cycling from the London 2012 games and I am sure that the grand départ in Yorkshire will inspire cycling across the region and the UK as […]

Parliamentary Questions: 23-26th June

Parliamentary Questions: 23-26th June

26th June Large Goods Vehicles Sir Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations the UK has made at a European level on the introduction of more rounded front designs of HGV lorry cabs to increase fuel efficiency. Stephen Hammond: We have been involved in negotiations on the Commission’s proposal to amend the General Circulation Directive (maximum weights and dimensions) since they commenced in January, in which we […]

Parliamentary Questions: 16th-20th June

Parliamentary Questions: 16th-20th June

19th June Driving Tests Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of including alcohol awareness training in the driving test assessment; and if he will make a statement. Stephen Hammond: The Highway Code advises drivers not to drink any alcohol before driving; this advice applies to all drivers, regardless of experience. The driving theory test includes questions about the effects of […]

Parliamentary Questions: 10th-13th June

Parliamentary Questions: 10th-13th June

12th June Written Answers Cycling Mr Marcus Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department allocated to projects relating to cycling between (a) 2005 and 2010 and (b) 2010 to 2014. Mr Goodwill: During the five financial years 2005-06 to 2009-10, the Department for Transport (DFT) provided funding for cycling through Cycling England, an arm’s length organisation set up in 2005; in that period, Cycling England received £105 million from the […]

Parliamentary Questions: 6th-14th May

Parliamentary Questions: 6th-14th May

14th May Bus Services: Lancashire Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps are being taken to ensure that funding is made available to maintain bus services in rural areas of Lancashire. Stephen Hammond: The majority of public funding for local bus services is via block grant provided to local authorities in England from the Department for Communities and Local Government. This Department is also devolving around £1.9 […]