Infrastructure Bill (2014-15): 2nd Reading

Infrastructure Bill (2014-15): 2nd Reading

The Infrastructure Bill (Lords) received it’s second reading in the House of Commons on 8th December and progressed as follows: Infrastructure Bill (Lords) 2014-15 [Relevant documents: Fifteenth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2013-14, Better roads: Improving England’s Strategic Road Network, HC 850, and the Government Response, Session 2013-14, HC 715.] Second Reading Mr Speaker: I must inform the House that I have selected amendment (b)—[Interruption.] Quite why that prompts […]

EDM 536: Road Safety Week

EDM 536: Road Safety Week

PACTS Chair Barry Sheerman MP is the primary sponsor of Early Day Motion (EDM) 536 on the topic of ‘Road Safety Week’; tabled on 21.11.14 . The EDM states: “That this House welcomes National Road Safety Week, 17 to 23 November 2014; notes the contribution of many public and private sector organisations to the reduction in road casualties over several decades; further notes particularly the decision this week of the Scottish Parliament to […]

24th November 2014: Traffic Controls (Schools)

24th November 2014: Traffic Controls (Schools)

Traffic Controls (Schools) Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(John Penrose.) Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston) (Lab): I know that, under the rules of the House, I could entertain Back Benchers and Front Benchers for the next two hours-plus, but I do not intend to do so. I want to talk about parking and traffic outside schools. I invite the House briefly to imagine the scene […]

Westminster Hall Debate: Dangerous Driving (4th November)

Westminster Hall Debate: Dangerous Driving (4th November)

Dangerous Driving Offences (Sentencing) Start: 4.49 pm Alok Sharma (Reading West) (Con): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Caton, in this incredibly important debate on sentencing for dangerous driving. The fact that so many hon. Friends and colleagues have turned up for the debate demonstrates the strength of feeling across the House on the issue. I want to highlight the case of my constituents, John Morland […]

Written Statements: 28th October

Written Statements: 28th October

Infrastructure Bill (Roads Reform Elements) The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Mr John Hayes): In June 2014, following the introduction of the Infrastructure Bill, which contains legislative proposals on transforming the Highways Agency into a Government-owned strategic highways company, the Government published a suite of documents that set out further details of the key elements that together will form a cohesive and robust governance framework for the new company. […]