Labour allocated Transport Select Committee

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 […]

After the General Election……

After the General Election……

  Ministerial appointments and roles have now been released. Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin (MP for Derbyshire Dales) will remain in his position as Secretary of State for Transport at the DfT. Andrew Jones now has responsibility for road safety, national and local roads; Claire Perry continues with the main rail safety responsibilities; Robert Goodwill remains aviation minister; and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has aviation security. The details. The ministerial team includes two incumbent ministers: Robert Goodwill […]

March Written Questions

March Written Questions

2nd March Roads: Accidents Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of road traffic incidents in which a vehicle was damaged and a pedestrian or cyclist was at fault in each of the last three years. Mr Robert Goodwill: The Department only holds information on accidents involving personal injury. The number of reported personal injury road accidents where […]

EDM 893: Priorities for Road Safety

EDM 893: Priorities for Road Safety

PACTS Chair Barry Sheerman MP is the primary sponsor of Early Day Motion (EDM) 893 on the topic of ‘Priorities for Road Safety’; tabled on 18.03.15. “That this House welcomes the publication of Priorities for Road Safety by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (an All-Party Parliamentary Group); notes that these priorities include the setting of ambitious casualty reduction targets, measures to reduce drink and drug-driving, implementation of double/single British summertime, safer road […]

Transport Questions: 5th March

Transport Questions: 5th March

Cycling and Walking Stephen Timms (East Ham) (Lab): What steps he is taking to increase levels of cycling and walking. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Robert Goodwill): The Government are committed to increasing walking and cycling. We have more than doubled the funding compared with the previous Administration. We added a section to the Infrastructure Act 2015 that places a commitment on Government to produce a cycling […]