COMMONS

MPs look closely at regional transport priorities including high speed trains

30 November 2010

The Commons Transport Committee takes further evidence from diverse stakeholders today about what type of transport development - nationally and regionally - should be prioritised in order to support the economy.

Part of this session will examine a range of issues relating to the government's proposal to build a second high speed rail line to run northwards from London to Birmingham and beyond.

Witnesses 

At 10.15 am

  • CBI - Matthew Farrow, Head of Energy, Transport and Planning
  • Federation of Small Businesses - Matthew Jaffa, Deputy Head of Policy
  • Unite - the Union - Graham Stevenson, National Organiser for Transport
  • VisitBritain - David Bishop, Head of Tourism Affairs
At approximately 10.50 am 
  • Transport for London - Steve Allen, Managing Director, Finance
  • The Northern Way  - John Jarvis, Transport Director
  • London Borough of Newham - Sir Robin Wales, Mayor
  • HS2 Ltd - Alison Munro, Chief Executive 

At approximately 11.40 am

  • Campaign for Better Transport -Stephen Joseph OBE, Chief Executive Officer
  • Transport Planning Society - Keith Buchan, Board Member
  • Health Sector for the West of England Partnership - Dr Adrian Davis,  Bristol City Council.
  • Stop HS2 - Joe Rukin, Convenor

Further Information 

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