Transport Committee

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

Wednesday 24 January 2007

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Mr David Clelland

Mr John Leech

Mr Clive Efford

Mr Graham Stringer

Mr Philip Hollobone

Publication of First Special Report

Draft Special Report [ Government Response to the Fourteenth Report of the Committee, Session 2005-06: Passenger Rail Franchising], 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 do make the Special Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the Committee's Fourteenth Report of Session 2005-06 be appended to the Report.€”(The Chairman.)

The Government's Motorcycling Strategy

Mr David Short, Campaigns Manager, Motorcycle Action Group, Mr Craig Carey-Clinch, Director of Public Affairs, and Mr Nich Brown, Director of Research & Statistical Services, Motorcycle Industry Association, gave oral evidence.

Mr Trevor Magner, Senior Government Relations Executive, British Motorcyclists' Federation, and Ms Sheila Rainger, Campaigns Manager, RAC Foundation, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 31 January at half past Two o'clock.