The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee is holding a double evidence session on Brexit and road transport, hearing from road hauliers and manufacturers as well as bus and coach operators.
Thursday 1 November, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
- Mr Duncan Buchanan, Policy Director, Road Haulage Association
- Mr Clive Mills, LLP Designated Member, Euro2Go
- Mr James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association
- Mr Mike Hawes, Chief Executive Officer, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)
- Mr Chris Conway, Group Chief Executive Officer, Translink
- Mr Steven Salmon, Director of Policy Development, Confederation of Passenger Transport
Questions likely to be covered in the first session include:
- What is your assessment of the Government's preparations for the impact of Brexit on the road transport sector?
- Are there any specific cases where it may be beneficial for the UK to diverge from EU rules on road transport?
- After Brexit, will there be opportunities for UK hauliers and the automotive industry to expand in new ways?
Questions likely to be covered in the second session include:
- How well represented is passenger transport in Government engagement on Brexit compared to other parts of the road transport sector?
- What provisions on passenger transport should the Government prioritise as part of any future arrangement with the EU?
- How useful would UK accession to the Interbus Agreement be in the absence of specific UK-EU arrangements for passenger transport?