Transport Select Committee: Cycling Safety Inquiry

Transport Select Committee: Cycling Safety Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee held two oral evidence sessions for its Cycling Safety Inquiry. PACTS Executive Director David Davies appeared at its first evidence session on the 2nd December (view on parliamentary.live); written evidence is here. Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, gave evidence on 4th December. The inquiry follows the recent spate of cyclist deaths in London.

Transport Select Committee: Level Crossing Safety Inquiry

Transport Select Committee: Level Crossing Safety Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee has now published evidenced submitted by PACTS to the Committee’s inquiry into Level-Crossing safety. The full details are available on the Committee’s inquiry website.

Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into helicopter safety

Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into helicopter safety

The Transport Committee has announced an upcoming inquiry into helicopter safety. In the wake of the crash of a Super Puma helicopter into the sea off the Shetland Islands in August, in which four people were killed, and various incidents with helicopters transporting oil and gas industry personnel to and from off-shore installations in the North Sea. Committee Chair Louise Ellman said: “Any fatal accident is a cause for concern but there […]

Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into level crossing safety

Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into level crossing safety

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s decision to hold an inquiry into the safety of the UK’s 8,000 level crossings. PACTS’ call for the review was one of just seven recommendations among 113 put to the Transport Select Committee to be taken forward for its programme of activity into 2014. David Davies, Executive Director of PACTS, said, “PACTS is very pleased that […]

Government response to Transport Committee report on road safety

Government response to Transport Committee report on road safety

The Transport Committee has published the Government’s response to its recent report into road safety. Launching the special report, Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee said, “The DfT has wasted an opportunity to demonstrate focus and leadership on road safety. Generalised talk about everyone playing their part to bring road casualties down should not be allowed to hide central government’s responsibilities to keep local authorities, the police, other […]