Access to transport for people with disabilities - oral evidence

Follow the progress of this inquiry by watching the evidence sessions on Parliament TV and reading the transcripts below.

3 June 2013


  • Bob Crow, General Secretary, National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), Manuel Cortes, General Secretary, Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) and Siobhan Endean, National Officer for Equalities, Unite the Union
  • Chris Holmes, Commissioner, Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Dai Powell, Chair, Disabled Passengers' Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC)
  • Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Department for Transport

13 May 2013


  • Bruce Thompson, Head of Transport Co-ordination Service, Devon County Council, Liz Chandler, Director of Corporate Development, Merseytravel, Stephen Golden, Head of Equality and Corporate Sustainability, Transport for London
  • Ewan Jones, Director, Community Transport Association, Lord Sterling, Chairman, Motability
  • Iain Osborne, Group Director of Regulatory Policy Group, Civil Aviation Authority, Peter Duffy, Marketing Director, EasyJet, and Mark Hicks, Head of Passenger Services, Heathrow Airport

15 April 2013


  • Ann Frye, independent transport and disability consultant, Faryal Velmi, Director, Transport for All, Mike Hewitson, Head of Passenger Issues, Passenger Focus, Guy Parcker, Chief Executive, Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • Steven Salmon, Director of Policy Development, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of UK Bus, First Group Bus, Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express UK Coach, National Express Coaches
  • David Mapp, Commercial Director, Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), Gareth Williams, Director for Regulatory Affairs, Eurostar, and Margaret Hickish, Access and Inclusion Manager, Network Rail

11 March 2013


  • Sophie Christiansen OBE Paralympian, British Equestrian Federation, Marije Davidson, Policy and Research Manager, Disablity Righs UK, George Fielding, Panel Chair, Whizz Kidz
  • Niki Glazier, Co-ordinator, Metal Health Action Group, Lucy Hurst-Brown, Chief Executive, Brandon Trust, George McNamara,  Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Alzheimers Society, Srabani Sen, Chief Executive, Contact-a-Family
  • Paul Breckell,Cheif Executive, Action on Hearing Loss, Peter Rayner, Vice-Pesident, National Pensioners Convention, Tanvi Vyas, Campaigns Officer, Trailblazers, Richard Leaman, Chief Executive, Guide Dogs