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The deadline for written submissions was 29 February 2016. However, late submissions may still be considered. Please contact the committee if you have any queries.
The Transport Committee took evidence on the impact of Operation Stack on 14 October 2015 following a summer in which Operation Stack was used on an unprecedented number of days. The evidence identified a number of issues on which the Committee sought the views of the Secretary of State for Transport, to which he has responded.
In November 2015 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced funding up to £250 million for a permanent lorry park to increase resilience in Kent, by taking pressure off the roads in the event of Operation Stack. The Government will consult on a preferred site at Stanford and other alternatives shortly. In the short term, the former Manston Airport site will continue to be used as a lorry park.
The Committee follows up its one-off evidence session on Operation Stack with an inquiry. The Committee would be pleased to receive evidence on Operation Stack and any of the issues identified in evidence taken by the Committee on 14 October 2015.
Evidence given by Dr Hilary Newport, Director, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Kent Branch, Matthew Webb, Chair, Stanford Parish Council, and John Keefe, Director of Public Affairs, Eurotunnel; Matthew Balfour, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Kent County Council, David Monk, Leader, Shepway District Council, and Natalie Chapman, Head of Policy for South East England, Freight Transport Association (at 4.50pm).
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Transport Committee questions Andrew Jones MP on Operation Stack