Full transcipt from Road Safety debate:
Maria Miller (Con): My hon. Friend was coming on to the point about infrastructure improvements. In Basingstoke, we are grateful to the Government for the amount of money that we have had on infrastructure improvement, but my constituents were really keen when the Government announced that all of these improvements should be cycle-proofed. Will he give us an update on how that cycle-proofing programme is going
Andrew Selous (Con): I know of my hon. Friend’s commitment to cycling, which is very welcome, but is he aware that New York City has recently introduced, very cost-effectively, cycle tracks on resurfaced carriageway? Does he think that that is something that the United Kingdom could learn from as a cost-effective way of making cycling safer?
Andy McDonald (Lab): I am very interested in what the Secretary of State has to say about the about the state of our local roads. If that is such an important issue, why do we have a £9 billion backlog and why did the Budget only address 5% of it?
Sarah Wollaston (Con): I am really glad to hear the Minister talk about close passing, but it is also about the speed of passing, which he has not mentioned. Will he also look closely at 20-mph limits and how they can be enforced?
Sandy Martin (Lab): Does my hon. Friend agree that far too many drivers of motor vehicles still seem to assume they always take precedence and that we need a fundamental change in attitude towards pedestrians and cyclists, so that car and lorry drivers start treating non-drivers with respect?
Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing restrictions on newly qualified drivers to improve road safety.
Christine Jardine (Lib Dem): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of updating the Highway Code to include the British Horse Society’s advice to drivers on how to pass horses safely on roads.
Roger Godsiff (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Birmingham City Council is planned to receive any funding from central government to implement the measures in the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.
Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Con): To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of collisions between cyclists and wheeled goods vehicles occurred in each of the last three years; and how many cyclists survived those collisions in each year.
Road Safety and the Legal Framework (debate)
Alan Mak (Con): What steps the Government are taking to improve the condition of local roads.
Bob Seely (Con): What recent steps he has taken to encourage cycling and walking.
Alex Sobel (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2018 to Question 172553 on Railways: Bicycles,(a) what constitutes a specific need for cycle storage space on trains and (b) how may passengers communicate their need for cycle storage space to the his Department.
Frank Field (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications he has received from local authorities for funding to implement their Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan; and how many of those applications were (a) successful and received the funding in full and (b) unsuccessful.
Judith Cummins (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Life sentences for killer drivers published on 15 October 2017, what the timetable is for the introduction of changes in sentences for causing death by dangerous or careless driving.
Preet Kaur Gill (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for road safety initiatives by local authorities.
Stephen Twigg (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase driver awareness of the dangers facing (a) cyclists, (b) motorcyclists and (c) other vulnerable road users.
Stephen Twigg (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reducing road fatalities across the world.
Liz McInnes (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to introduce legislation increase prison sentences for causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving in a (a) specific Bill or (b) as part of a Bill that has driving within its scope.
Judith Cummins (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Life sentences for killer drivers, published on 15 October 2017, what the timescale is for bringing forward legislation on introducing life sentences for causing death by dangerous or careless driving.
Judith Cummins (Lab): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the consultation on new cycling offences: causing death or serious injury when cycling, which closed on 5 November 2018.