Lilian Greenwood – Labour MP for Nottingham South – is the new chairwoman of the Transport Committee, having won a secret ballot of MPs under the Alternative Vote system on 12 July. Greenwood, nominated by former chairwoman Louise Ellman, will formally take up position when the remaining members of the committee have been named by the House of Commons. In her statement to members ahead of ballot Greenwood said: “I have been heavily involved in transport policy for the last […]
Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction.
The PetrolPromise campaign has signed up its 70th MP in support of its push for an Office of Fair Trading (OfT) investigation into the price of fuel. Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, becomes the 70th MP to lend his support to the campaign, which was set up by MP Robert Halfon MP. Halfon is garnering support in a bid to get the Backbench Business Committee to timetable a parliamentary debate on his motion this autumn. Halfon’s motion calls […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.