Press Notice

PRESS NOTICE

TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE IN ITS INQUIRY INTO TRANSPORT SECURITY

On 11 October 2005, the Government announced a review of the British Transport Police (BTP).

The committee recognises the cardinal importance of the BTP in securing the safety of the travelling public. It has decided to include consideration of the BTP in its present inquiry into UK Transport Security.

Interested parties are invited to submit written memoranda to the committee before 17 February 2006.

Memoranda should be a maximum of 6 A4 pages in length and should include a summary and a conclusion .  Please submit a single hard copy of your memorandum by post to the above address, and an electronic version , preferably a Word document, by e-mail to [email protected] or alternatively on a disk with the hard copy.  If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your memorandum, please take particular care to ensure that your submission is legible. All submissions should be final and complete; the Committee does not accept draft memoranda or subsequent amendments. Memoranda submitted to the Committee should be kept confidential until published by the Committee.

Press Notice  20/2005-06  13 January 2006

Dr John Patterson, Clerk of the Committee

Notes for editors

1. The Secretary of State for Transport announced in parliament a review of the BTP on 11 October 2005.

2. The committee announced an inquiry in UK Transport Security on 3 November 2005. See press notice http:/ /www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/transport_committee/trans05_06_press_notice13.cfm

3. The committee's reports 'British Transport Police' and 'UK Transport Security: preliminary report' were published on 4 June 2004 and 30 November 2005 respectively. They are available on our website at http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/transport_committee/transport_committee_reports_and_publications.cfm

4. The committee intends to hold hearings into transport security later in the year on dates to be announced.