April 2019


Lord Blencathra (Con)

 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to undertake a consultation on increasing penalties for cyclists who (1) ride through zebra crossings when pedestrians are on them, (2) ride through red traffic lights, (3) ride without lights at night, (4) ride on pavements, (5) cause death or serious injury by dangerous cycling, (6) ride aggressively, and (7) are a danger to pedestrians.

 

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Royston Smith (Con)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to increase the safety of people that use bicycles.

 

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Steve McCabe (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help improve the ability of schools to tackle childhood obesity.

 

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Ruth Cadbury (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to support commuters who use polluting cars to travel to work to switch to (a) bikes and (b) e-bikes following the introduction of the ULEZ zone in London.

 

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Thangam Debbonaire (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his provides to local authorities on the development of shared space schemes where pedestrians and cyclists, but not motorists, are required to share pavement space.

 

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Stephanie Peacock (Lab)

 

Last September my constituent Jacqueline Wileman was hit and killed by a lorry that had been stolen by four men in Barnsley. Three of them were on probation, all four had nearly 100 criminal convictions between them, and one had already been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. They all received prison sentences of just 13 years or less, including the man who had been driving, who could be released within four years. Will the Government make time available for an urgent debate on removing the 14-year maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving?

 

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Derek Thomas (Con)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage cyclists to avoid using main roads in areas where cycle-specific infrastructure is available.

 

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Layla Moran (Lib Dem)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March to Question 234843 on Housing: Oxfordshire, what steps his Department has taken with the Department for Transport, to ensure that sustainable transport carried through from stage one to stage two of the bidding process for Housing Infrastructure Fund Forward Funding Bids.

 

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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab)

 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given, as part of their review of the Highway Code, to changing from¬†the current position where¬†all road users are deemed to have equal responsibility to a hierarchy of responsibility so those categories of users who cause the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility for reducing the dangers that they pose to others.

 

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Stephanie Peacock (Lab)

 

Three of the four men convicted of killing my constituent Jacqueline Wileman were on probation at the time of her death. Does the Minister recognise that that demonstrates the devastating failure of the privatised probation system? Will he meet with me to discuss both the case and how to prevent similar deaths, including by removing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving?

 

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Daniel Zeichner (Lab)

 

One of the sectors that has not done well on reducing carbon emissions is road transport. One of the policy levers that used to be available was the fuel duty escalator, which the coalition Government ceased to proceed with and which the current Government do not want to return to. Does the Minister agree that that matter needs to be looked at again and that, in terms of carbon emissions, those decisions were a mistake?.

 

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Grahame Morris (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the (a) Government’s clean air strategy and (b) roll-out of clean air zones of enabling the provision of (i) car clubs, (ii) daily car rental schemes and (iii) other alternatives to private vehicle ownership.

 

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Matthew Offord (Con)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will provide guidance on the rights of cyclists to walk a bicycle along a public footpath.

 

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Drew Hendry (SNP)

 

The fabulous Etape Loch Ness event will take place this Sunday, when nearly 6,000 people will get on their bikes and cycle around Loch Ness. May we have a debate in Government time on how to encourage more cycling across the board and, in particular, how to learn from the successful outcome in Scotland, where, for example, a Sustrans project has led to a 300% increase in the number of girls cycling since 2009?

 

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