Wednesday 12 November 2008

Members present:

Mrs Louise Ellman, in the Chair

Mr David Clelland

Mr John Leech

Mr Eric Martlew Mr Graham Stringer

Mr David Wilshire

Sammy Wilson

1. Declaration of Interests

Sammy Wilson declared his interests, in accordance with the Resolution of the House of 13 July 1992. Mr Wilson had nothing to declare over and above what is listed in the Register of Members' Interests.

2. Declaration of Interests - Professor Chris Nash, Specialist Adviser

3. The enforcement activities of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)

James Hookham, Managing Director, Policy and Communications and Chris Welsh, General Manager - Policy Campaigns , Freight Transport Association, and Roger King, Chief Executive and Jack Semple, Policy Director, Road Haulage Association gave oral evidence.

Neil Scales, Chair, pteg and Nicola Shaw, managing Director UK bus division, FirstGroup plc gave oral evidence.

Roger Sealey and Dave William, Untie the Union (T&G Section0 and Kevin Warden and Gary Washer, VOSA Trade Union Side gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till 2.30pm on Wednesday 12 November.

Monday 17 November - Thursday 20 November

The Chairman Mr David Clelland, Mr John Leech, Mr Eric Martlew and Mark Pritchard visited the Hauge and Haanover in connection with the Committee's inquiry into Taxes and charges for road user, in accordance with the Committee's decision of 15 October.