Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday 5 July 2006

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair, Mr Jeffrey M Donaldson, Clive Efford, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Robert Goodwill, Mr John Leech, Mr Eric Martlew, Mr Graham Stringer, Mr David Wilshire

Ordered, That Mr Jeffrey M Donaldson do attend the Second Parliamentary Conference on Road Safety, in Paris, from 24 - 26 September 2006 in a representative capacity .€” (The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Heathrow Airport, on 16 October 2006. €” (The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the Road Haulage Association, on 24 October 2006. €” (The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the Port of Felixstowe, on 30 October 2006. €” (The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do visit National Air Traffic Control Services, on a date to be arranged. €”( The Chairman.)

Passenger Rail Franchising: Mr Chris Austin, Director of Public Policy, Association of Train Operating Companies, Mr Paul Furze-Waddock, Commercial Director, First Group, Mr Jonathan Metcalf, Chief Operating Officer, GNER, Mr Tom Smith, Planning Director, Go- Ahead Group, Govia, Mr David Franks, Chief Executive, Train Division, National Express Group, and Mr Adrian Lyons, Director General, Railway Forum, gave oral evidence.

Mr David Blainey, Chair, and Mr Kevin Williams, Principal Transportation Officer, Derbyshire County Council, Rail Sub-Committee, Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers, Mr Colin Foxall, Chairman, and Mr Michael Hewitson, Senior Policy Officer, Passenger Focus, Mr Peter Cousins, Member of Passenger Committee, and Mr Richard Pout, Secretary, Railfuture, gave oral evidence.

Local Transport Planning and Funding: Sir Michael Lyons, Inquiry Leader, and Ms Sally Burlington, Head of Secretariat, Inquiry into Local Government, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 12 July at a half past Two o'clock.

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