Oral Answers to Transport Questions: 28th January

HS2 David Mowat (Warrington South) (Con): What progress has been made on finalising the route for phase 2 of High Speed 2. The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Patrick McLoughlin): May I associate myself with your remarks, Mr Speaker, to both members of staff who are retiring and wish them well in their retirement? I am sure they would be welcome to come back and observe us in a […]

Labour allocated Transport Select Committee

In Parliament on the 02.06.15 the three main party leaders agreed the allocation of chairs for the new session’s select committees under standing order 122B. Labour has again been allocated the Transport Select Committee. The election of chairs are expected to take place over the next two weeks. During the previous Government the Labour party was also allocated to the Transport Select Committee, which was chaired by Louise Ellman MP (Liverpool […]

Oral Answers to Transport Questions: 8th May

Questions posed to the Secretary of State during Transport Questions relating  to transport safety included: A1: Dualling Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed) (LD): What progress his Department has made on its study of proposals to dual the remaining single carriageway sections of the A1. The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Patrick McLoughlin): The A1 north of Newcastle study is one of six studies to identify and fund solutions to a number of notorious […]

Early Day Motion: Young Driver Safety

Barry Sheerman MP, has sponsored an Early Day Motion (1025) on Young Driver Safety, stating that: ‘That this House notes with grave concern that almost a quarter of the road crashes resulting in death or serious injury in 2012 involved a driver under 24 years and that young, newly-qualified drivers are disproportionately involved in crashes, particularly catastrophic crashes involving multiple passengers, which has pushed up insurance premiums for young drivers; […]

Graduated Driver Licence Scheme Bill 2013-14

With the second reading of the Graduated Driver Licence Scheme Bill 2013-14 due to receive it’s second reading in Parliament on Friday 25th October, PACTS has produced a briefing on the key aspects and potential outcomes of the Bill in question. The briefing is available in the link below: Graduated Driver Licence Briefing