Lords debates remote island communities

21 July 2017

Members of the Lords, including the director of the Isles of Scilly Transport Development Group CIC and a former British Rail director of operations, debated the transport needs of remote island communities in England, in the House of Lords on Thursday 20 July.

This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Berkeley (Labour), director of the Isles of Scilly Transport Development Group CIC.

Members taking part included:

  • Lord Bradshaw (Liberal Democrat), former director of operations for British Rail
  • Lord Cameron of Dillington (Crossbench), director of Airport Direct Travel Ltd
  • Lord Greenway (Crossbench), vice president of the World Ship Society
  • Lord Rosser (Labour), shadow Lords spokesperson for transport and home affairs
  • Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat), former director of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

Lord Callanan (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Department for Transport, responded on behalf of the government.

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