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 […]

Oral Answers to Transport Questions: 8th May

Oral Answers to Transport Questions: 8th May

Questions posed to the Secretary of State during Transport Questions relating  to transport safety included: A1: Dualling Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed) (LD): What progress his Department has made on its study of proposals to dual the remaining single carriageway sections of the A1. The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Patrick McLoughlin): The A1 north of Newcastle study is one of six studies to identify and fund solutions to a number of notorious […]

Parliamentary Questions: 29th April-1st May

Parliamentary Questions: 29th April-1st May

1st May Written Statement: Traffic Signs Consultation The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Robert Goodwill): I can today inform the House that the Department for Transport has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. The consultation will close on 10 June 2014. These proposals represent significant changes to the existing regulatory regime, arising from the recommendations of a broad range of […]