Transport Committee Formal Minutes 07-08

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday 23 January 2008

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Mr Clive Efford

Mr Lee Scott

Mrs Louise Ellman

David Simpson

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr Graham Stringer

Mr Eric Martlew

 

1. Galileo: Recent Developments - Government response

Draft Special Report [Government response to the First Report from the Committee (Galileo: Recent Developments)], proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government response to the First Report from the Committee be appended to the Report.-(The Chairman.) 

2 The Public Private Partnership and London Underground

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Future Programme

The Committee considered this matter.

4. Network Rail engineering delays over the New Year period

The Committee considered this matter.

Sir Ian McAllister (Chairman), Iain Coucher (Chief Executive) and Simon Kirby (Director, Infrastructure Investment), Network Rail; Thomas McCarthy (Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Rail Division) Bechtel Limited, gave oral evidence.

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

The Committee considered this matter.

Sir Ian McAllister (Chairman), Iain Coucher (Chief Executive) and Paul Plummer (Director Planning and Regulation), Network Rail, gave oral evidence.

Chris Bolt (Chairman) and Bill Emery (Chief Executive), Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), gave oral evidence..

 [Adjourned till 2.30pm on Wednesday 30 January.