Former energy minister John Hayes been named as transport minister, replacing the outgoing Stephen Hammond. Hayes, Conservative MP for South Holland and The Deeplings, has taken on responsibility for freight and logistics in this week’s government reshuffle. Hayes held the position of energy minister at the Department for Energy and Climate Change between September 2012 and March 2013. Since then he has been minister without Portfolio. Six months ago, Hammond took back responsibility for freight and logistics from Robert Goodwill […]
The Transport Committee has said the government’s transformation of the Highways Agency (HA) into something akin to Network Rail is an unnecessary and potentially costly mistake.
The leader of the Welsh national party, Plaid Cymru, has signed up in support of PetrolPromise.com. Elfyn Llwyd is the 69th MP to back the campaign website’s push for an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) investigation into the price of fuel. PetrolPromise, which was founded by Robert Halfon MP, wants the non-tax element of the price of fuel reduced. As well as an OFT investigation, it is calling for a Royal Commission to be set up to investigate how fuel […]
The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal.