Wednesday 11 June 2008

Members present:

Mrs Louise Ellman, in the Chair

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr John Leech

Mr Eric Martlew Mr Lee Scott

David Simpson

Mr Graham Stringer

1. Ticketing and Concessionary Fares on Public Transport - Government response

Draft Special Report [Government response to the Fifth Report from the Committee (Ticketing and Concessionary Travel on Public Transport)], proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government response to the Fifth Report from the Committee be appended to the Report.€”(The Chairman.)

2. Future Programme

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Public Petitions

The Committee considered petitions to the House from:

1. Those concerned about the intersection about the A5/Intersection of the A5/Chequers Hill, Flamstead;

2. Residents of Southend relating to the closure of Southend Driving Test Centre;

3. Draycott in the Moors Parish Council and the community of Draycott in the Moors, with the communities and Parish Councils of Checkley, Forsbrook, Fulford and Leigh relating to traffic Noise from the A50;

4. Pensioners and disabled people of Sheppey and others of like disposition relating to the start time of concessionary bus travel.

4. Draft Marine Navigation Bill

The Committee considered this matter.

Martin Putman (Port Manager, Portsmouth Commercial Port), Local Government Association; David Snelson CB FNI (Chief Harbour Master, Port of London Authority), UK Major Ports Group; Stephen Bracewell (Chairman), British Ports Association, gave oral evidence.

David Asprey (Head of Policy) and Jae Jones (Marine Manager, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd), Chamber of Shipping and Gus Lewis (Legal & Government Affairs Manager), Royal Yachting Association, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till 2.30pm on Wednesday 25 June.