Wednesday 15 March 2006

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair, Mr David Clelland, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Robert Goodwill, Mr John Leech, Mr Eric Martlew, Mr Lee Scott, Mr David Wilshire

Draft Special Report [ Government Response to the Second Report from the Committee, Session 2005-06, on Financial Protection for Air Travellers: Second Report Abandoning Effective Protection], proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

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

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

Ordered, That the Government response to the Second Report from the Committee, Session 2005-06, be appended to the Report.€”(The Chairman.)

Traffic Policing and Technology: getting the balance right:

Ms Lorna Pearce, Senior Project Manager and Dr Jeremy Broughton, Senior Research Fellow, Transport Research Laboratory, Mr Neal Skelton, Head of Professional Services, Intelligent Transport Society UK, and Dr Claire Corbett, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and Law, Brunel University, gave oral evidence.

Mr Steve Thornton, Principal Engineer, City of Bradford Council, and Mr David Sherborne, Casualty Reduction Manager, Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Road Safety Strategy Group, Lt. Col. Tex Pemberton, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, and Mr Rob Salmon, Assistant Head of Highways and Transport, West Sussex County Council, and Mr Steve Burton, Deputy Director of Transport Police and Enforcement, and Mr Chris Lines, Head of London Road Safety Unit, Transport for London, gave oral evidence.

Dr Stephen Ladyman, Minister of State, Department for Transport, and Mr Paul Goggins, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 29 March at half-past Two o'clock.