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WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2002

Members present:

Tom Brake Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody
Clive Efford Mrs Louise Ellman
Chris Grayling Helen Jackson
Mr Robert Syms

The Committee deliberated.

Members disclosed their pecuniary interests pursuant to the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992. For details of the declarations see Annex, p7. 1


    1   Members of the Committee also made relevant declarations of interest at meetings when the Committee took oral evidence.

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody was called to the Chair.

Resolved, That the Committee do take evidence from the Secretary of State for Transport on the Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2002.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee complete the work of the Transport Sub-committee of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee on Ports.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into Multi-Modal Studies.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into the expected Aviation White Paper.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That Mr Chris Bolt, Mr Rob Gifford, Professor Phil Goodwin, Professor James McConville and Mr Laurie Price be appointed Specialist Advisers to assist the Committee in its inquiries.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That uncorrected transcripts of evidence taken from Secretaries of State or Ministers be published on the internet.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the public be admitted during the examination of witnesses unless the Committee otherwise orders.—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Wednesday 23 October at a quarter to Four o'clock.

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WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2002

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Tom Brake Mr Brian H Donohoe
Clive Efford Mrs Louise Ellman
Chris Grayling Mr George Stevenson
Mr Graham Stringer Mr Robert Syms

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report [Government Response to the First Special Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2001-02,(The Attendance of A Minister from HM Treasury before the Committee)), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read the first and second time.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Special Report to the House.

The Committee further deliberated.

Urban Charging Schemes: Kate Hoey, a Member of the House, was examined;

Councillor Helen Holland, Deputy Leader, and Mr Richard Rawlinson, Head of Traffic and Transport, Bristol City Council; Councillor Don Ross, Deputy Leader, and Mr Roger Elphick OBE, Head of Highway Management Services, Durham County Council; and Councillor Mike Edwards and Ms Sue Flack, Planning and Transport Strategy Manager, Nottingham City Council, were examined;

Mr Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, was examined;

Mr Bob Kiley, Commissioner of Transport, and Mr Derek Turner, Managing director of Street Management, Transport for London, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday next at a quarter to Four o'clock

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WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2002

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Tom Brake Mr Brian H Donohoe
Clive Efford Mrs Louise Ellman
Chris Grayling Helen Jackson
Mr George Stevenson Mr Graham Stringer
Mr Robert Syms

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report [Government Response to the Fifth Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2001-02,(European Transport White Paper)] proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read the first and second time.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Special Report to the House.

The Committee further deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into the Department for Transport: Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do take evidence from the Strategic Rail Authority as part of the inquiry into the Department for Transport: Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies .—(The Chairman.)

Urban Charging Schemes: Professor David Begg, Chair, Commission for Integrated Transport, was examined;

Mr Edmund King, Director, and Mr David Holmes, Member of Public Policy Committee, RAC Foundation, were examined;

Mr Alistair Darling, a Member of the House, Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Mike Goodwin, Branch Head, Charging and Local Transport Division, Department for Transport, and Mr Tim Fairclough, Government Office for London, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday next at a quarter to Four o'clock

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WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2002

Members present:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, in the Chair

Tom Brake Mr Gregory Campbell
Clive Efford Mrs Louise Ellman
Chris Grayling Mr Graham Stringer

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do to travel to the United State of America in March in connection with its inquiry into the Aviation White Paper;

Ordered, That the Chairman do seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for the said visit.

Draft Special Report [Government Response to the Eighteenth Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2001-02,(National Air Traffic Services' Finances)] proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read the first and second time.

Resolved, That the Report be the Third Special Report of the Committee to the House.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Special Report to the House.

The Committee further deliberated.

Multi Modal Studies: Mr David McMillan, Director, Transport Strategy Directorate, and Mr Philip Mills, Head of Multi-Modal Studies Unit, Department for Transport, and Ms Caroline Bowdler, Director, Government Office for the East of England, were examined;

Mr Jim Steer, Managing Director, Strategic Planning, Strategic Rail Authority, was examined;

Mr Tim Matthews, Chief Executive, and Ms Hilary Chipping, Director, Network Strategy, Highways Agency, were examined.

[Adjourned to a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman

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Annex

DECLARATION OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2002

Tom Brake declared the following interests: Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. Occasional fees for opinion polls. All fees passed to local charities or my constituency party. Trustee of the Centre for Environmental Initiatives (non-remunerated). Governor of Carshalton High School for Girls.

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody declared the following interest: House in Fulham, from which rental income is received.

Mrs Louise Ellman declared the following interests: Donations below the registrable limit towards my election expenses at the 2001 General Election were received from the Transport and General Workers Union and the Co-operative Party. Provision of premises for surgery for constituents free of charge by the Lodge Lane Credit Union, the Eldonian Trust, St. Michael's and Lark Lane Community Association and the Southern Neighbourhood Council. Vice-President of ICOM (Industrial Common Ownership Movement). Vice-President of Local Government Association. Vice-Chair of Poale Zion. Vice-Chair of the Inter Parliamentary Council Against Antisemitism. Director of Liverpool Capital of Culture Company. Director of the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool.

Chris Grayling declared the following interests: Occasional consultancy work for the Change Communication Practice of Burson-Marsetller Ltd, my employer prior to becoming an MP. This work involves advising companies on communication with their employees and has been a core area of my pre-parliamentary professional expertise. I have no involvement with Burson-Marsteller's public relations business. (Resigned 25 February 2002). 6 November 2001, hospitality from the BBC for my family and me at the launch of the "Walking with Beasts" series. Christmas gift of wine and glasses from Le Raj Restaurant, Epsom Downs. 16 February 2002, hospitality at Twickenham from Toyota GB, who have their headquarters in my constituency. Two buy-to-let terraced houses in Wimbledon co-owned with my wife, from which rental income is received. Ownership of the freehold of two maisonettes in South London, both on long leases.

Helen Jackson declared the following interests: Occasional fees for speaking engagements. My constituency receives 1,200 per year subsidised office rental by Sheffield City Council. Car park pass provided by GNER. March 2001, to Stockholm, Sweden, to participate in conference on conflict resolution. Hotel accommodation for two days and meals paid for by AWEPA (Association of Western European Parliamentarians for Southern Africa).

Mr Robert Syms declared the following interests: Marden Holdings Ltd.; family business with interests in property, building and road haulage. Honorary membership, Parkstone Yacht Club. Registrable shareholdings in Marden Holdings Ltd.

   The following Members also disclosed their non-pecuniary interests:

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, Member, Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' Union.
Clive Efford, Member, Transport and General Workers' Union.
Mrs Louise Ellman, Member, Transport and General Workers' Union.
Helen Jackson, Member, Transport and General Workers' Union.

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2002

Mr Brian H Donohoe declared the following interests: Occasional fees from opinion polls. 17 May 2001, the British Association of Landscaping Industries provided me with a return air ticket from Glasgow to London, to enable me to chair a panel of expert horticulturalists in London. (Registered 14 June 2001)

Mr George Stevenson declared the following interests: Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. Fee is given to constituency party. 2,000 p.a. donated by TGWU to Stoke South Constituency Party. My wife and I are joint owners of my constituency office at 2A Stanton Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent.

The following Members also disclosed their non-pecuniary interests:

Mr Brian H Donohoe, Member, Transport and General Workers' Union.
Mr George Stevenson, Member, Transport and General Workers' Union.
Mr Graham Stringer, Member of MSF

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2002

Mr Gregory Campbell declared the following interests: Member of the City Council of Londonderry. Shop in Londonderry, currently unlet. Director of City Partnership Board in Londonderry.
Reports from the Transport Committee since 23 July 2002

Session 2001-02

First Special Report: Government Response to the First Special Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee of Session 2001-02, The Attendance of a Minister from HM Treasury before the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee (HC 1241)

Second Special Report: Government Response to the Fifth Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee of Session 2001-02, European Transport White Paper (HC 1285)

Third Special Report: Government Response to the Eighteenth Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee of Session 2001-02, National Air Traffic Services' Finances (HC 1305)


 
 
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