Dear Department for Transport,
Can you please advise the current state of Section 19 of the Road Safety Act (2006) (the section).
Can you advise if there is a time frame for implementation of the section?
Can you advise on what consultations the section has undergone in the last 3 years, if consultations have taken place which services/organisations were invited, which attended/inputted in the consultation. What were these inputs?
Can you advise if the department has sought or received confirmations from impacted services as to potential severity of impact to their operations should the section be implemented or what lead time they require to ensure full compliance. Can you provide detail of these responses from services where they exist.
Can you advise in the event of the UK leaving the European Union what impact implementing the section may have on cross European disaster management.
Can you list please those persons/organisations whom have been approved as per the section by the Secretary of State to run the "High Speed" training.
Dear Ms Barrow
Thank you for your email of 17 July 2019. Please accept my apologies for
the delay in responding, but given there is no recorded information in
scope of your request, we were proposing to deal with your questions as a
general query. I have obtained the answers from the relevant policy area
and in response to your questions:
There have been no consultations in the past three years. Work is ongoing
to deliver a new public consultation this year. The previous consultation
took place in 2012 and is linked below:
The existing emergency services are fully engaged in the development of
the new regulations. There have been a series of stakeholder engagement
meetings with other government agencies and representative bodies for the
private and voluntary sectors, and these are ongoing.
The proposed regulations are not developed to the extent of carrying out
any impact assessment at this stage.
This is domestic legislation and has effect only to emergency service
speed exemptions within the UK. It has no impact within Europe.
No decision has been made on organisations that will be approved to carry
out high speed training at this stage. When that determination has been
made it will be published in the form of a statutory instrument.
[IMG] Deepak Patel
Freedom of Information Adviser, Group Assurance
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