Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday 26 April 2006

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Robert Goodwill, Mr John Leech, Mr Eric Martlew, Mr Graham Stringer

Draft Report (Departmental Annual Report 2005)

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Fourth Report from the Committee, HC 684 (2005-06)  p. 35).

Resolved, That the Committee do visit London Underground’s Control Centres on 12 June 2006, in connection with its inquiry into Transport Security.-(The Chairman.)

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations: Memoranda were ordered to be reported to the House.

British Transport Police: Chief Constable Ian Johnson CBE  QPM, British Transport Police, gave oral evidence.

Assistant Commissioner Alan Brown, Metropolitan Police, gave oral evidence.

Mr Alex Robertson, Chairman, British Transport Police Federation, gave oral evidence.

Sir Alistair Graham, Chairman, and Mr Richard Hemming, Chief Executive and Clerk, British Transport Police Authority, gave oral evidence.

Mr Derek Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, and Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Minister of State, Home Office, gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 3 May at half-past Two o’clock.

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