Transport Committee advertises for a Specialist Adviser

Transport Committee advertises for a Specialist Adviser

The Transport Select Committee has made the following announcement: “The House of Commons Transport Select Committee is looking for a rail expert to provide specialist advice on a consultancy basis. Applicants should be prepared to provide expert advice to committee members on rail matters on request, both in writing and in oral presentations. Advice may be requested generally (for example, to help explain Government policy on franchising or rolling stock) or in […]

PACTS Comments on Select Committee Report on Drink and Drug Driving

PACTS Comments on Select Committee Report on Drink and Drug Driving

Today the Transport Select Committee published their report Drink and Drug Driving Law in response to Sir Peter North’s report. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety welcomed the Transport Select Committee proposal for a zero limit with regard to drinking and driving. Such an approach reflects the strong level of public support shown in polling evidence provided in the 2010 RAC Report on Motoring. This showed that 46% of drivers supported a […]

The Secretary of State's priorities for transport

The Secretary of State's priorities for transport

The House of Commons Transport Committee has published the uncorrected transcript of its evidence session on priorities for the secretary of state, which took place on Monday July 26. The following witnesses were questioned: Phillip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport.   Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament.   Download the document

Transport Committee Inquiry – Transport and the economy

Transport Committee Inquiry – Transport and the economy

good transport system is a pre-condition of the long-term economic growth required to drive the UK’s economic recovery. At a time of major public expenditure cut-backs, it is vital that every pound is invested to greatest effect.   The Government has made it clear that reducing the fiscal deficit is its top priority and that public expenditure will be reduced in all areas except health and overseas aid. The Secretary […]

New Transport Committee Inquiry – Drink & drug driving law

New Transport Committee Inquiry – Drink & drug driving law

In 2009 the then Government commissioned Sir Peter North CBE QC to review the law on drink and drug driving.  Sir Peter’s report, published in June 2010, recommends a reduction in the permitted blood alcohol concentration when driving from 80mg/100ml to 50mg/100ml. It also calls for short-term improvements, and longer-term technological development, to detect drug driving. Sir Peter estimates that this reduction in the drink-drive limit would save up to […]