Wednesday 17 May 2006

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair, Mr David Clelland, Mr Jeffery M Donaldson, Clive Efford, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr John Leech, Mr Eric Martlew, Mr Lee Scott, Mr Graham Stringer

Ordered, That Mr Lee Scott and a member of staff do visit the Farnborough Air Show on Tuesday 18 July 2006 in a representative capacity .- (The Chairman.)

Local Transport Planning and Funding: Mr Tim Larner, Director, Passenger Transport Executives Group, Mr Nick Vaughan, Project Development Manager, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, Mr Nick Scales, Director General and Chief Executive, Merseytravel, Mr Trevor Errington, Leader, and Mr Tom Magrath, West Midlands Chief Engineers and Planning Officers Group, gave oral evidence.

Mr Pat Hayes, Director of Borough Partnerships, and Mr Mark Bennett, Head of Borough Funding, Transport for London, Councillor David Sparks, chairman, and Councillor Tony Page, Transport Spokesperson, LGA Environment Board, Local Government Association, and Mr Bob Donaldson, Transportation Manager, Sunderland City Council, Technical Advisers Group, gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Wednesday 24 May at a half past Two o’clock.