Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 17 December 2013 on Transport Infrastructure. Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Mary Creagh, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
The Airport Commission interim report
On 17 December 2013 the interim report from the Airports Commission into airport capacity and connectivity in the UK was published.
The interim report assesses options for meeting the UK’s international aviation needs, ahead of the publication of its final recommendations expected in 2015.
Written Ministerial Statement: Network Rail
On 17 December 2013 Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin made a Written Ministerial Statement on Network Rail. The statement was made following a review by the Office of National Statistics.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
About Oral statements
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.
Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
Watching proceedings from the public gallery
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