Wednesday 22 October 2008

Members present:

Mrs Louise Ellman, in the Chair

Mr David Clelland

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr John Leech Mr Eric Martlew

Mr Graham Stringer

1. The Opening of Heathrow Terminal 5

The Committee discussed informally the Chairman's draft Report.

Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The formal minutes relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Twelfth Report of the Committee, HC 543.)

2. School Travel

Paul Osborne, Sustrans, Tony Armstrong, Living Streets, Rt Hon David Blunkett MP and Councillor Lt Col Tex Pemberton OBE, Yellow Bus Commission and Dr Sian Thornthwaite, Independent Consultant gave oral evidence.

Mark Hudson and Mary Roche, Rural 14-19 Access to Learning Group, Dr David Collins, Association of Colleges and Elizabeth Dainton, RAC Foundation gave oral evidence.

Viv McKee, National Youth Agency, Barbara Hearn, National Children's Bureau and Beth Walker, National Union of Students gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till 2.30pm on Wednesday 22 October.