Committee hear from disability groups on access to transport issues

11 March 2013

The Transport Committee holds its first oral evidence session on access to transport for people with disabilities.

Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Committee, said:

"Several months after such a successful Paralympics, we want to explore and understand the challenges faced by travellers with disabilities. We want to listen to suggestions for better, more accessible transport. We look forward to hearing from our witnesses about their personal experience of travel and their views about changes that may be required."


The witnesses are as follows:

Monday 11 March 2013


  • Sophie Christiansen OBE, Paralympian, British Equestrian Federation
  • Marije Davidson, Policy and Research Manager, Disability Rights UK
  • George Fielding, Panel Chair, Whizz Kidz


  • Niki Glazier, Co-ordinator, Mental 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, Chief Executive, Action on Hearing Loss
  • Peter Rayner, Vice-President, National Pensioners Convention
  • Tanvi Vyas, Campaigns Officer, Trailblazers
  • Richard Leaman, Chief Executive, Guide Dogs

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