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 […]
The Transport Committee is seeking operators’ views on the future of UK road freight, ahead of a public evidence session on 3 July. The select committee, which recently found that London’s councils were unable to provide detail about Olympics enforcement policy, wants written evidence submitted by 27 June. Areas of debate include the government’s approach to road freight and the strategic road network; fuel prices; theft and security issues, including how to tackle truck crime; winter resilience; drivers’ hours rules […]
The FTA has welcomed the approval by Transport MEPs of draft truck design rule changes, which will allow manufacturers to exceed current maximum length and weight dimensions.
The Transport Committee is to hold a follow-up inquiry next month into cycle safety, after the sixth cycling death in London within the past fortnight.