Wednesday 10 May 2006

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair, Clive Efford, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr John Leech, Mr Lee Scott, Mr Graham Stringer, Mr David Wilshire

Draft Report (How Fair are the Fares? Train Fares and Ticketing )

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Sixth Report from the Committee, HC 700 (2005-06) p. 60).

Resolved, That the Committee agree to the wording and publication of press releases in connection with its inquiries into How Fair are the Fairs? Train Fares and Ticketing and The Future of the British Transport Police.€” (The Chairman.)

Transport Security: Travelling Without Fear: Mr Ian Coucher, Chief Executive, Network Rail, Mr Simon Gimson, GNER Security Manager, Association of Train Operating Companies, Ms Maggie Simpson, Policy Manager, Rail Freight Group, Mr Terry Robinson, Director, and Mr Jean-Paul Lingrand, Security Manager, Eurotunnel, gave oral evidence.

Mr Howard Collins, Sub-Surface Railway Service Director, London Underground, and Mr Steve Burton, Deputy Director, Transport Policy and Enforcement, Surface Transport, Transport for London, and Mr Neil Scales, Chief Executive and Director General, Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority and Executive, Merseytravel, gave oral evidence.

Mr Tony Donaghy, President, Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union, Mr Gerry Doherty, General Secretary, Transport Salaried Staff Association, Ms Katrina Hyde, Deputy Chairman, and Mr John Cartledge, Deputy Chief Executive, London TravelWatch, Mr Colin Foxall, Chairman, and Mr Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Passengerfocus, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 17 May at a quarter-past Two o'clock.