Wednesday 24 May 2006

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair, Mr David Clelland, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Robert Goodwill, Mr Lee Scott, Mr Graham Stringer

Draft Special Report [Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2005-06, on Going for Gold: Transport for London’s 2012 Olympic Games], proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

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

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

Ordered, That the Government response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2005-06, be appended to the Report.- (The Chairman.)

Ordered, That Professor John Preston and Mr Malcolm Wren be appointed as Specialist Advisers, to assist the Committee in its inquires into Passenger Rail Franchising and Bus Services across the UK respectively.- (The Chairman.)

Local Transport Planning and Funding: Mr Andy Southern, Director Transport Planning, and Mr Jonathan Spear, Senior Managing Consultant, Atkins Global, Mr Brian Witten, Divisional Director, and Mr Peter Carden, Divisional Manager, Integrated Transport, Mott Macdonald, gave oral evidence.

Ms Alison Quant, Director of Environment, Hampshire County Council, Dr Ian Harrison, Deputy Director of Environment, Economy and Culture, and Mr Tony Matthews, Local Transport Plan Lead, Devon County Council, Mr Roy Newton, LTP Team, Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, Mr Bob Wilkins, Director of Transport and Environment, East Sussex County Council, and Mr Graeme Fitton, Chair Finance Committee (CSS), Head of Transport and Highways, Warwickshire County Council, gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 24 May at a half past Two o’clock.