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 […]

The new European Motorcycle test

The new European Motorcycle test

In April 2009, a new testing regime for motorcyclists was introduced. The new test was based on European legislation, the Second EU Driving Licence Directive, originally adopted by EU Member States in 1991, and subsequently amended in 2000. Member States were required to transpose the Directive into national legislation and implement it fully by September 2008. The UK was unable to meet the deadline for implementation because of a failure […]

The performance of the Department for Transport

The performance of the Department for Transport

This report reviews key aspects of the performance of the Department for Transport, with respect to its development of policy, implementation and efficiency. It focuses mainly on performance in 2008 and 2009, placing it in the context of the Government’s long-term objectives for a more integrated transport system, first set out in the Transport White Paper of 1998, A New Deal for Transport. Better for Everyone.Download the document

First Special Report of Session 2009–10, The future of aviation: Government response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2009-10

First Special Report of Session 2009–10, The future of aviation: Government response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2009-10

The Committee published its First Report of Session 2009/2010, The Future of Aviation on 7 December 2009. The Government response is in the report which can be accessed by clicking on the link.Download the document

Work of the Committee in 2008 -2009

Work of the Committee in 2008 -2009

The Transport Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies. The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk. The Committee’s report on the Rail White Paper, […]