Press Notice

THE EDDINGTON TRANSPORT STUDY

Evidence Session

MONDAY 16 APRIL 2007 at 4.00 pm

Sir Rod Eddington

The Eddington Transport Study was commissioned by HM Treasury and the Department for Transport to provide a long term strategy for the UK's transport infrastructure. The decision to conduct the Study was announced in the 2005 Budget Statement.

Sir Rod Eddington's remit was to advise the Government on the potential for strategic transport decisions to affect the productivity, stability and growth of the UK economy over the next 30 years. The study was also directed to take into account the main relationships between social and environmental concerns and transport's economic drivers and extended to include planning issues.

The Committee heard oral evidence from Sir Rod Eddington at the beginning of his study, on 30 November 2005. Following this session the Committee agreed to take evidence again once Sir Rod Eddington had completed and published his study. The Eddington Transport Study was published on 1 December 2006.

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The time given for the evidence session is approximate and subject to change. The evidence session will take place in public. Because room numbers allocated to committees sometimes change at short notice, those wishing to attend are advised to check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the meeting.

Further information about the work of the Committee and its membership can be found at www.parliament.uk/transcom

Press Notice 29/2006-07 28 March 2007