Transport Committee Formal Minutes


Wednesday 27 February 2008

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Mr Clive Efford

Mr Eric Martlew

Mrs Louise Ellman

Mr Lee Scott

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr Graham Stringer

Mr John Leech

Mr David Wilshire

1. The Future of BAA

The Committee considered this matter.

Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(Further consideration of the draft Report was adjourned; the formal minutes relating to the consideration of the Report will be published in the Fourth Report of the Committee.)

2. Freight Transport

The Committee considered this matter.

Helen Watson (Head of Economic Policy and International Aviation) and Graham French (Manager, Air Transport Statistics) Economic Regulation Group, Civil Aviation Authority; Dr Jonathan Bailey (Director of External Affairs) and Geoff Muirhead CBE (Group Chief Executive), Manchester Airports Group, gave oral evidence.

Tim Ingleton (Head of Regeneration) and Cllr Paul Watkins (Leader), Dover District Council; David Sheppard (Deputy Head of Transport, John Lewis Partnership) Central London Freight Quality Partnership, gave oral evidence.

Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State) and Stephen Fidler (Divisional Manager, Freight & Logistics), Department for Transport, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till 2.00pm on Wednesday 5 March.