The members of the Transport Committee, which will serve under chairwoman Lillian Greenwood, have been announced. The select committee will comprise of a mixture of Labour, Conservative, SNP and DUP politicians. The members are: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party) – Inverclyde Steve Double (Conservative) – St Austen and Newquay Paul Girvan (Democratic Unionist Party) – South Antrim Huw Merriman (Conservative) – Bexhill and Battle Luke Pollard (Labour) – Plymouth, Sutton and Devenport Laura Smith (Labour) – Manchester Metropolitan Iain Stewart […]
Undecided how you’re going to vote next week? Motor Transport looked through the key party manifestos to see what the new government could mean for the road haulage sector.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is calling for an investigation into the UK fuel market. FFUK wants the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to take the issue on, after a report commissioned for G20 Finance Ministers warned oil traders may have been artificially inflating wholesale prices. It also wants the financial regulators to look at whether traders and speculators have, in the style of the banks and the Libor rate, “fiddled” the benchmark trading price for oil. In a statement the campaign group […]
It is now one year since Sir Mike Penning MP set up a new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics with three primary goals: to help ease the chronic shortage of HGV drivers; improve the image of the industry in the eyes of the public; and give logistics a higher profile within government.