Transport Committee: Press Notice

Session 2008-09, 24 February 2009

Evidence Sessions

Evidence Sessions



On Wednesday 25 February in The Grimond Room, Portcullis House, the Transport Committee will take evidence on the above two inquiries.

At 2.45 pm the Committee will take evidence on Rail fares and franchises. The following will give evidence:

2.45 pm

Department for Transport

  • Lord Adonis, Minister of State for Transport
  • Bob Linnard, Director, Rail Strategy and Stakeholder Relations
  • Michael Dollin, Manager, Fares Ticketing and Passenger Benefits Team

At 3.45 pm the Committee's second session on The use of airspace will take place, at which the following will give evidence:

3.45 pm

Aviation Environment Federation

  • Tim Johnson, Director
  • Laura Simpson, Policy Co-ordinator

Campaign to Protect Rural England

  • Lawrence Wragg, Chairman of Aviation Advisory Group
  • Michael Nidd, Technical Advisor to Aviation Advisory Group


  • Colin Stanbury, Aviation Adviser
  • Councillor Serge Lourie, Leader, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

4.30 pm


  • Christian Dumas, Head of Sustainable Development and Eco-efficiency

The Boeing Company

  • Kevin Brown, Vice-President & General Manager of Air Traffic Management

Society of British Aerospace Companies

  • Bruno Esposito, Director of Civil Air Transport

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), Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering), Mr John Leech (Manchester Withington), Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle), Mr Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin), Ms Angela C Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough), Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South), Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester Blackley), Mr David Wilshire (Spelthorne), Sammy Wilson (East Antrim).

2. Transcripts of evidence sessions for the Committee's inquiries can be found on the Committee website at:

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