Parliament to hold event on women and transport

06 November 2013

Interested in the issues facing women using transport and working in the transport industry?

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee and Parliament's Outreach Service are to hold a free event in London on Tuesday 19 November 2013 focusing on women and transport, as part of Parliament Week 2013.

Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Committee will be joined by senior figures from the transport sector for a discussion event examining:

  • the challenges faced by women using the transport system on an everyday basis, from access to affordability, from safety to reliability and more
  • the issues affecting women working in the transport industry and the barriers they face getting started and developing their careers

The Transport Select Committee wants to hear about the issues which affect you - use the Twitter hashtag #womenandtransport to share your views.

How to attend

To find out more information or to register for a place contact the Outreach by e-mail or by telephone 020 7219 1650.

Spaces at this event are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so booking in advance is essential. 

Where and when

The event will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2013, from 2.30-4pm at One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA.

Maps and directions

Related information

Transport Select Committee 

The Transport Committee is charged by the House of Commons with scrutiny of the Department for Transport. Its formal remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies.

Parliamentary Outreach

The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Parliament Week 2013

Parliament Week is a UK-wide programme of events and activities that inspire, engage and connect people with parliamentary democracy. Parliament Week 2013 will run from 15-21 November.

Part of the Parliament Week programme this year is focusing on Women in Democracy – celebrating women’s contribution to UK democratic life and exploring how women’s voices can be better heard.

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