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MPs take evidence on passenger transport in isolated communities

03 March 2014

The Transport Select Committee conducts the second and final oral evidence session for its Passenger Transport in Isolated Communities inquiry on Monday 3 March 2014.

Witnesses

Monday 3 March 2014, the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 4.05 pm

  • Theo Leijser, Chief Executive, Council of the Isles of Scilly
  • Councillor Chris Thomas, Council of the Isles of Scilly
  • Nigel Blackler, Head of Transportation, Waste and Environment, Cornwall Council
  • Marian Bennett, Co-ordinator,  Friends of Isles of Scilly Transport
  • Tim Guthrie, Member, Friends of Isles of Scilly Transport
  • Robert Francis, Member, Friends of Isles of Scilly Transport

At 4.40 pm

  • David Brown, Chair, Passenger Transport Executive Group
  • Rebecca Fuller, Researcher, Passenger Transport Executive Group
  • Bruce Thompson, Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers

At 5.10 pm

  • Baroness Kramer, Minister of State, Department for Transport

Purpose of the session

Likely topics for discussion include the nature and effectiveness of passenger transport to the Isles of Scilly, public transport provision in isolated urban communities and the role of community transport schemes.

The session concludes with evidence from Baroness Kramer, Minister of State, Department for Transport, which will address the practical proposals we have heard throughout our inquiry on maintaining and developing transport in isolated communities.

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