March 2021


Emily Thornberry (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason anti-dumping duty exemptions on certain bike and e-bike lines have not been maintained after the end of the transition period.

 

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Emily Thornberry (Lab)

 

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidence is required to prove that a bike has been assembled with 55 per cent UK or EU content for the purposes of tariff-free import to the UK from the EU.

 

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Tulip Siddiq (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prohibit adults from using e-scooters on pavements.

 

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Ruth Cadbury (Con)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to run a national communications campaign to promote the effect of active travel on (a) public health, (b) mental health and (c) support for local high streets.

 

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Sarah Olney (Lib Dem)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to the Port of London Authority to re-open the River Thames at Hammersmith Bridge for commercial traffic to support the river economy, jobs and businesses.

 

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Stephanie Peacock (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities have the resources they need to tackle (a) speeding and (b) anti-social behaviour on roads

 

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Darren Jones (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the report published by his Department in July 2020 entitled Gear Change, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to fund cycle hire schemes in cities outside London; and what steps his Department is taking to solve the last-mile problem to enable low-carbon multi-modal journeys.

 

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Darren Jones (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s report Gear Change, a bold vision for cycling and walking, when he plans open applications for local authorities to bid for funding to become (a) mini-Hollands and (b) zero-emission cities.

 

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Darren Jones (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his July 2020 report entitled Gear change: a bold vision for cycling and walking, what assessment he has made of the (a) minimum acceptable and (b) ideal width of a segregated cycle lane.

 

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Jonathan Gullis (Con)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve air quality in Stoke-on-Trent.

 

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Fabian Hamilton (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s publication, Gear change: A bold vision for cycling and walking, published in 2020, whether the target that half of all journeys in towns and cities being walked or cycled by 2030 replaces the target to double cycling and walking by 2025 in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

 

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Paul Maynard (Con)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of Highways England’s Historic Railways Estate body on the compatibility of that body’s policy on infilling and demolition with his Department’s Restoring Your Railways fund..

 

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Tony Berkeley (Lab)

 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) powered, and (2) unpowered, ‘cargobikes’ using bus lanes; and whether they have issued guidance on the use of bus lanes by such vehicles.

 

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Catherine West (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing long-term goals for increasing active travel in urban areas of the UK.

 

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Ben Bradshaw (Lab)

 

What steps the Government are taking to help local authorities increase levels of cycling and walking.

 

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Grant Shapps (Con)

 

Schools are reopening this week, and many more people, including students and parents, are therefore making essential journeys, so I am delighted to announce that today we have released another 150,000 Fix Your Bike vouchers, helping people to get on to their bikes and back into active travel. Each voucher is worth £50 and will help more people get their old bikes fixed and roadworthy again—all part of our unprecedented £2 billion of active travel funding throughout this Parliament.

 

 



Bill Esterson (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban the sale of SpeedBox devices in the interests of public safety.

 

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Zarah Sultana (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he took in response to cyclist fatalities in 2020.

 

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Cherilyn Mackory (Con)

 

I am pleased that the Bill introduces maximum life sentences for drivers who cause death by dangerous driving or by driving under the influence of drink and drugs. I want to thank my constituents in Truro and Falmouth who, throughout my time as their Member of Parliament, have consistently highlighted the need for proper punishment of hit-and-run drivers. Unfortunately, they will be familiar with the tragic death of Ryan Saltern, a postman from Probus, a husband and a dad of young children. The man responsible for Ryan’s death left the scene and was sentenced to just four months, which was suspended for a year. He was disqualified from driving for just 12 months. Needless to say, Ryan’s family have been left devastated. My hon. Friend Scott Mann has been working closely with Ryan’s parents, and I join him in asking Ministers to consider a new criminal offence of leaving the scene of an accident that later resulted in death. We would welcome further meetings with Ministers about this matter.

 

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Lilian Greenwood (Lab)

 

I would like to raise concerns about the effectiveness of measures in the Bill to tackle dangerous driving. The increase in the maximum penalty is welcome, but we must review the definition of dangerous and careless driving and formalise the role of driving bans as a sentencing option for those whose actions have clearly caused danger but who are not dangerous drivers who need to be imprisoned. I would also like to see stronger penalties for hit-and-run offences or where death or serious injury is caused by opening a car door unsafely. Cyclists deserve better protection. Finally, the Government need to close the loophole that allows convicted drivers to evade driving bans by claiming exceptional hardship. I hope the Minister will consider amendments on those matters.

 

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Baroness Barker (Lib Dem)

 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to subsidise non-standard cycles for disabled people in line with existing subsidies for accessible motor vehicles.

 

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Lord Krebs (Crossbench)

 

My Lords, to get to net zero we need to encourage people to switch from cars to walking and cycling for local journeys. In this context, how does the average investment in local infrastructure in the UK to support this transition compare with places such as Copenhagen, where this has been done successfully, with about 50% of journeys on foot or bike? Secondly, my local authority, Oxfordshire County Council, is proposing changes that will increase car traffic in residential urban side streets and therefore discourage walking and cycling. How will the Government respond to this?

 

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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Con)

 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage (1) cycling, (2) walking, and (3) other forms of exercise.

 

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Debate: Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions)

 

That this House regrets that the Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/58) will have a detrimental impact on heavy goods vehicle drivers and the hours they will be required to work, and does not provide clarity for such drivers on how the temporary exemptions to requirements for rest breaks will operate.

 

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Imran Ahmad Kahn (Con)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money has been spent on upgrading roads with provisions for cyclists in (a) Wakefield, (b) West Yorkshire and and (c) England.

 

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Darren Jones (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many officials in (a) his private office and (b) the wider Department have been allocated to the production and promotion of online content for use on social media in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

 

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Janet Day (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of the London Ambulance Service to access sites affected by Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes.

 

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Daisy Cooper (Lib Dem)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Government’s response to the Consultation on managing pavement parking, which closed on 22 November 2020.

 

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Lilian Greenwood (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the report on road safety targets that was commissioned by his Department in conjunction with WSP and Loughborough University.

 

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Debate: Outer London Congestion Charge

 

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Yasmin Qureshi (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to encourage local authorities to expand low traffic zones in their neighbourhoods.

 

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Chris Heaton-Harris (Con)

 

In 2017 the Government published the first statutory Cycling and WalkingInfrastructure Strategy (CWIS 1) which covered the period 2016/17 to 2020/21. Since it was produced, the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister have significantly expanded the ambition and funding of the Government’s cycling and walkingprogramme, launching the Gear Change white paper in Summer 2020 with £2bn of additional funding over this parliament for active travel, the largest amount of dedicated spending ever committed to increasing cycling and walking in this country. Significant delivery on the ground has already occurred.

Because of the pandemic, the multi-year Spending Review planned for autumn 2020 was postponed. Instead, as with most other budgets, a single-year settlement for cycling and walking reflecting the ambitions set out in Gear Change has been set for the year 2021/22. The Government will set out plans for future years, including future funding for cycling and walking beyond 2021-22, at the Spending Review later this year.

I am today informing Parliament of my intention to publish as soon as possible thereafter a second four-year statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS 2), reflecting the new policies in Gear Change and the multi-year funding settlement. The Government will consult on CWIS 2, with relevant stakeholders, ahead of its publication, as required by the legislation.

 

 



Lord Storey (Lib Dem)

 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the e-scooters trials on (1) pedestrian safety, and (2) the capacity of the police to enforce road safety laws.

 

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Emma Hardy (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to update the Highway Code to prohibit parking on pavements throughout England.

 

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Jim Shannon (DUP)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is steps he is taking to protect cyclists from risk of injury as a result of potholes.

 

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Kevan Jones (Lab)

 

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has plans to release further vouchers under the Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme.

 

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Debate: ANPR and width restrictions

 

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