In Parliament – February

In addition to the monthly contributions I make to Parliament, I also serve on the Work and Pensions Committee and the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

Oral Answers to Questions – Transport – 6th February 2014

Nigel Mills MP: While joining in the welcome for the Crossrail award to Bombardier this morning, may I invite the Secretary of State to my constituency to see the real harm caused by the level of noise from the A38 to people living far too close to that road?

Patrick McLoughlin MP (The Secretary of State for Transport; Derbyshire Dales, Conservative): As I drive through my hon. Friend’s constituency on a regular basis, I am more than delighted to come and talk to him and his constituents about some of the problems that noise creates for them as a result of the traffic on the A38.

Oral Answers to Questions – Transport (Disabled Access) – 6th February 2014

Nigel Mills MP: May I urge the Minister to ensure, when he announces those projects, that Alfreton station, which is in my constituency, is included? Disabled access to both platforms is long overdue, and it really should be provided in the next year.

Robert Goodwill MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport); Scarborough and Whitby, Conservative): The criteria that we apply when assessing stations for the purposes of the scheme are the footfall—if that is the right word to use—of disabled people at stations, the level of use, and the number of disabled people in the area.