Trans03-04 Press Notice26

Railways: Southern region power supply upgrade

Postponement of evidence session

The one-off evidence session on Railways: Southern region power supply upgrade announced for 9 June 2004 has been postponed. A further announcement will be made with the new date.



The Transport Committee will be holding a hearing into Tonnage Tax on Wednesday 23rd June.

The Committee will explore the following questions:

•    is tonnage tax succeeding in increasing the number of vessels on the UK register;

•    is tonnage tax increasing the number of cadets; and

•    once qualified are the young officers gaining maritime employment, particularly under the United Kingdom flag?

•    Are there changes which could be made to make the regime more effective?

Witnesses are invited to submit memoranda to the Committee before Monday 14th June 2004. It is unlikely that memoranda submitted after this date will be published. Witnesses who wish their memoranda to be treated in confidence should contact the Committee Clerk in advance.

Witnesses are requested to submit a single hard copy of their memorandum by post to the above address, together with an electronic version (in ASCII, Word or Word Perfect formats) either by e-mail to
or on a disk accompanying the hard copy. Witnesses who are unable to submit electronic versions of their submissions are respectfully requested to take particular care that their submissions are legible. 

All submissions should be final and complete; the Committee will not accept draft memoranda or subsequent amendments. Memoranda submitted to the Committee should be kept confidential until published by the Committee.

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Press Notice   26/2003-04   27 May 2004

Eve Samson, Clerk of the Committee