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 UK-EU transport after Brexit: Minister Chris Grayling to face Lords Committee

How ready is the Department for Transport for Brexit in whichever form it takes? What access arrangements will the Government seek for road hauliers and passenger transport? Which old bilateral agreements might be brought back into force in the event of a no deal Brexit?

The House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee will question Minister for Transport Chris Grayling MP at an evidence session on Wednesday 14 November, as part of its inquiry into the impact of Brexit on UK-EU road transport. 
The session will start at 10.15am on Wednesday 14 November. Questions are likely to include:  

  • If the UK and the EU reach a deal, what can we expect on potential future UK-EU transport arrangements from the Political Declaration?
  • Which old bilateral agreements on international haulage could be used in a no deal scenario?
  • Has the Government identified areas where it would be beneficial for the UK to diverge from EU rail standards?
  • Is the Government exploring options for a bilateral arrangement with Ireland on passenger transport by road – either as part of the planned bilateral rail agreement, or separately?
  • What opportunities does Brexit present to boost the UK's maritime sector?
  • How will Brexit affect the UK's ability to influence vehicle standards?

The session will take place in Committee Room 2 of the House of Lords. 

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