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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday 2 April 2008

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Mr David Clelland

Clive Efford

Mrs Louise Ellman

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr John Leech Mr Eric Martlew

Mr Lee Scott

David Simpson

Mr Graham Stringer

Mr David Wilshire

1. Committee travel

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Chairman write to the Chairman of the Liaison Committee.

2. Heathrow Terminal 5

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into Heathrow Terminal 5.

3. Mail service

The Committee considered this matter.

4. The Blue Badge Scheme

The Committee considered this matter.

Rob Smith CB, Grahame Lawson, Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee and Douglas Campbell (Chair), Mobilise, gave oral evidence.

Paddy Cullen (Tribunal Support Officer), Disability Alliance, Dr Alan Burnett (Senior Policy Officer), Help the Aged, Vicky Pearlman (Social Policy Officer), Citizens Advice and Martin Low (Director of Transportation, Westminster City Council), Technical Advisors Group, gave oral evidence.

Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP (Minister of State for Transport) and Miranda Carter (Head of Accessibility and Equalities Unit), Department for Transport, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 April.