House of Lords: Autonomous Vehicles Debate

House of Lords: Autonomous Vehicles Debate

Question for Short Debate 6.10 pm Asked by Lord Borwick To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles as part of the United Kingdom’s car industry. Lord Borwick (Con): My Lords, I welcome the Minister to the Dispatch Box and look forward to discussing this important topic with him. As a pillar of the insurance industry, he knows about risk, […]

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

In September PACTS  submitted a request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the Department for Transport on graduated driver licensing: “What research, if any, the DfT has undertaken into possible effects of a graduated driving licensing scheme for young drivers on access to employment, education, training or leisure for young people?” The Department has responded (15th October 2104) and is available here along with the supporting information provided. The response lists research by […]

Infrastructure Bill Update: Committee Stage

Infrastructure Bill Update: Committee Stage

The Infrastructure Bill (2014-2015) completed it’s 6th Sitting with the House of Lords on the 22.07.14, Line by line examination of the Bill took place during the sixth day of committee stage on 22 July. Amendments discussed were: 94, 94AA, 94AG, 94B, 95, 95ZA, 95ZB, 95ZBB. The next stage is the Committee Stage in the House of Lords which will take place on the 14.10.14. Further information on the Bill is available […]

Parliamentary Questions: 1st-5th September

Parliamentary Questions: 1st-5th September

1st September Written Statement Heavy Good Vehicles (National Speed Limits) The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Claire Perry): My noble Friend, the Minister for Transport, Baroness Kramer, made the following ministerial statement on Thursday 24 July: The Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Claire Perry), has today announced that the Government are proposing, following a public consultation, to increase the national speed limit […]

Early Day Motion: National Road Victim Month

Early Day Motion: National Road Victim Month

Early Day Motion (289): National Road Victim Month was sponsored by Greg Mulholland, MP: ‘That this House commends the national road safety charity RoadPeace for organising National Road Victim Month every August to remember those killed or injured on our roads; notes that August is a particularly poignant month since the first person ever killed in the UK by a car, Bridget Driscoll, died on 17 August 1896; further notes […]