Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday 19 April 2006

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair, Mr David Clelland, Mr  Clive Efford. Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Robert Goodwill, Mr John Leech, Mr Eric Martlew, Mr Lee Scott, Mr Graham Stringer, Mr David Wilshire

Resolved, That the Committee agree to the wording and publication of a press release in connection with its inquiry into Bus Services across the UK.-(The Chairman.)

Personal Passenger Safety in Railway Stations: Mr George Muir, Director General, Association of Train Operating Companies, Mr David Franks, Chief Executive, National Express Group, Mr Ian Dobbs, Chief Executive, Rail Division, Stagecoach Group, Mr Andrew Haines, Managing Director, Railways, First Group, Mr Keith Luderman, Chief Executive, Rail, Go-Ahead Group, and Mr Robin Gisby, Director of Operations and Customer Services, Network Rail, gave oral evidence.

Chief Constable Ian Johnston, British Transport Police, Mr Len Porter, Chief Executive, Rail Safety and Standards Board, Mr Colin Foxall, Chairman, and Ms Christine Knights, Board Member, Passengerfocus, gave oral evidence.

Mr Derek Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 26 April at half-past Two o’clock.

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