On Wednesday 17 December at 2.45 pm in The Wilson Room, Portcullis House, the Committee will hold its second evidence session on Taxes and charges on road users. The meeting will be televised, and the following will give evidence:

Time Witnesses

2.45 pm The Automobile Association

Edmund King, President

RAC Rescue Services

David Bizley, Technical Director

Association of British Drivers

Malcolm Heymer, Traffic Management Adviser

National Alliance Against Tolls

John McGoldrick, Coordinator

Drivers' Alliance Ltd

Peter Roberts, Director

3.45 pm Natural England

Andrew Wood, Executive Director of Evidence and Policy

Campaign for Better Transport

Stephen Joseph OBE, Executive Director

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Ralph Smyth, Senior Transport Campaigner

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT)

John Leach, President

Unite the Union

Graham Stevenson, National Organiser, Transport Sector

These timings are approximate and the sessions may start slightly earlier or later than advertised.


1. Committee Membership is as follows: Mrs Louise Ellman (Chairman) (Liverpool Riverside), Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge), Clive Efford (Eltham), Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering), Mr John Leech (Manchester Withington), Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle), Mr Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin), Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester Blackley), Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne), Sammy Wilson (East Antrim).

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