Transport Committee Formal Minutes 07-08

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday 16 January 2008

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Mr David Clelland

Mr John Leech

Mr Clive Efford

Mr Eric Martlew

Mrs Louise Ellman

David Simpson

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr Graham Stringer

1. The Public Private Partnership and London Underground

The Committee considered this matter.

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

(The draft Report was agreed to; the formal minutes relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Second Report of the Committee, HC 45.)

2. The Work of the Committee in 2007

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

(The draft Report was agreed to; the formal minutes relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Third Report of the Committee, HC 248.)

3. Delivering a Sustainable Railway: A 30-Year Strategy for the Railways?

The Committee considered this matter.

4. Freight Transport

The Committee considered this matter.

John Chaplin (Member of the Maritime Panel), Institution of Civil Engineers; Mike Slinn (President), The Institution of Highways and Transportation, Professor Alan McKinnon, Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University and John Edwards (Chief Executive), Advantage West Midlands, gave oral evidence.

James Hookham (Managing Director of Policy and Communications) and Chris Welsh (General Manager, Campaigns), Freight Transport Association; Sharon Davies (Director of Corporate Affairs, DHL), Association of International Couriers and Express Services; Roger King (Chief Executive) and Jack Semple (Director of Policy), Road Haulage Association, gave oral evidence.

Bob Crow (General Secretary), National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers; Andrew Linington (Head of Campaigns & Communications), Nautilus UK; and Dave Williams (Chair, National Committee, Road Transport - Commercial), Unite the Union, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 January.