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19th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

19th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

In December we held a very successful and enjoyable Westminster Lecture. The lecture was given by Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. It was entitled ‘Technology: Curse or Cure?’ available for download here. It was a highly timely lecture given the recent publication of research into Intelligent Speed Adaptation and the increasing emphasis placed on technology to reduce accidents by the […]

Beyond 2010 – Where next?

Beyond 2010 – Where next?

This conference looked at the arguments for a third round of road casualty targets beyond 2010. It looked at issues ranging from the role of road traffic law enforcement in casualty reduction, realising the contribution of technology and Great Britain in the European context. Workshops in the afternoon discussed motorcycling, young and novice drivers and road safety and public health. The conference was opened by Peter Bottomley MP and the […]

Safe and Secure? – 15th October 2008

Safe and Secure? – 15th October 2008

FOR COPIES OF THE PRESENTATIONS PLEASE EMAIL admin@pacts.org.uk  The theme of this conference is passenger safety and security on public transport. There are two specific issues that will be covered: first, how both passengers and the public merge safety and security in their own minds; and secondly, how we maintain safety and security in a growing network. Confirmed speakers include Andrew Evans, Lloyd’s Register Professor of Risk Management at Imperial College, London on […]

Principal Stages in the Legislative Process for Government Bills

Principal Stages in the Legislative Process for Government Bills

This section outlines the main stages in the legislative process for Government Bills.  The progress of a Bill and amendments and new clauses and such are usually available on the Parliament website, at  http://services.parliament.uk/bills/ Bill enters House of Commons ▼ First Reading (No debate) ▼ Second Reading (Principle debated on the floor of the Commons) ▼ Committee Stage (Clause-by-clause scrutiny in Standing Committee) ▼ Report (Amendments considered on the floor […]

Parliament: How to get involved

Parliament: How to get involved

This section provides information for individuals and campaigners to become involved: IDENTIFY YOUR MP: Find out who your MP is using the Parliament Website’s Consituency Locator E-MAIL YOUR MP: See if you can contact your MP by e-mail through the House of Commons Website WRITE TO YOUR MP: c/o House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. (020) 7219-3000