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 […]
PACTS has submitted suggestions to the Transport Select Committee following the Committee’s call for ideas on future inquiry topics: “PACTS would like to suggest that the Transport Committee conduct a short inquiry into the Government’s policy on the safety of young drivers. This would be an update on your Committee’s earlier work (particularly Novice Drivers (HC355) and Road safety (HC506)). We recommend this subject because it is well established that young drivers […]
The Transport Select Committee held two oral evidence sessions for its Cycling Safety Inquiry. PACTS Executive Director David Davies appeared at its first evidence session on the 2nd December (view on parliamentary.live); written evidence is here. Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, gave evidence on 4th December. The inquiry follows the recent spate of cyclist deaths in London.
The Transport Select Committee has now published evidenced submitted by PACTS to the Committee’s inquiry into Level-Crossing safety. The full details are available on the Committee’s inquiry website.
The Transport Committee has announced an upcoming inquiry into helicopter safety. In the wake of the crash of a Super Puma helicopter into the sea off the Shetland Islands in August, in which four people were killed, and various incidents with helicopters transporting oil and gas industry personnel to and from off-shore installations in the North Sea. Committee Chair Louise Ellman said: “Any fatal accident is a cause for concern but there […]