23 August 2019 - NW305
Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport
(1)What has he found were the reasons for not reporting on the 2018-19 Fourth Quarter expenditure; (2) whether the Railway Safety Bill has been submitted to Cabinet in the past five years; if so, (a) on what date was it submitted and (b) what was the outcome or decision in this regard; (3) whether any legislation on railway safety is currently being developed; if so, (a) on what date did work on the specified legislation start, (b) at what stage of development is the legislation in each case and (c)(i) which of the legislation have been assigned to external contractors and (ii) at what cost in each case?
1. During the Fourth Quarter of the 2018-19 financial year there were no expenditure incurred on the development of the Rail Safety Bill and therefore there was no reporting.
2. The Railway Safety Bill was submitted to Cabinet (a) on 7 February 2018 and (b) approved for public consultation.
3. (a) Work on the development of the Railway Safety Bill commenced on 15 September 2015 and was concluded on 31 March 2019.
(b) The Railway Safety Bill has been developed.
(c) (i) The specialist drafting of the Bill was assigned to external contractors