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Transport Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Transport Committee is nominated by the House of Commons to scrutinise the Department for Transport. Its formal remit is to hold Ministers and Departments to account, and to investigate matters of public concern where there is a need for accountability to the public through Parliament. It is chaired by Huw Merriman MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsTrans

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please visit committees before 2020, inquiries before 2020 or publications before 2020.

Committee news

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Trains fit for the future: Transport Committee returns to rail inquiry
Inquiry will examine the use of alternative fuels in contributing to achieving 'net zero' greenhouse gas emissions
22 October 2020
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Committee take evidence on young and novice drivers
Questions will examine high collision rates, social mobility and driving, and potential policy interventions
15 October 2020
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Minister for transport questioned on Brexit preparedness in the transport sector
Transport Committee examines the transport of freight in the event of a UK-EU free trade agreement
8 October 2020
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Legalise e-scooters, says Transport Committee
Committee publish report E-Scooters: pavement nuisance or innovation transport?
2 October 2020
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Committee to hold second evidence session on young and novice drivers
Committee to hear from insurance and telematics industry representatives
1 October 2020
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Young and novice drivers: MPs on the Transport Committee need your views
Committee launch survey to ask young drivers aged 17-25 for their views on potential measures to reduce road traffic collisions
30 September 2020
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Committee asks young drivers about potential restrictions to reduce road traffic collisions
Young people to speak to MPs on causes of road traffic collisions, and potential restrictions to reduce them
23 September 2020
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Chair calls for permanent, long-term solution to bring clarity to sector and passenger
Transport Committee Chair responds to Government announcement that rail franchising has been replaced with new Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements
22 September 2020
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Impact of coronavirus on the UK’s freight and maritime sectors examined
The Transport Committee explores how the pandemic has affected freight transported by road, rail, air and sea
7 September 2020
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Government aviation recovery plan cannot come quick enough for stricken sector
Government strategy for the recovery of the aviation sector have been published
7 September 2020
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British Airways Chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz, to be questioned by Transport Committee
Committee to take evidence from British Airways Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz
4 August 2020
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Inquiry launch: Reforming public transport after the pandemic
The longer-term implications of the coronavirus pandemic for the UK's public transport are to be examined by the Transport Committee
24 July 2020
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Evidence session: young and novice drivers
The Transport committee road safety campaigners, academics, and road safety charities
23 July 2020
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Mayor of London to give evidence on implications of coronavirus
Committee to take evidence from Mayor of London
16 July 2020
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Minister questioned on e-scooters
Transport Committee examines the recently announced rental e-scooter trial scheme and the future role of e-scooters in the UK transport mix
9 July 2020
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Committee examine the impact of coronavirus for transport-freight and maritime
Representatives of freight industry bodies, and the shipping and maritime industry speak to the committee
6 July 2020
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Impact of coronavirus on UK transport: next steps
Transport Committee's rolling programme of work on the impact of coronavirus on UK transport
3 July 2020
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Chair reacts to air bridges news from the Secretary of State
Air bridges: Reacting to this morning's news from the Secretary of State, the Chair of the Transport Select Committee
3 July 2020
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e-scooters: pavement nuisance or transport innovation?
The committee will examine the future role of e-scooters and what the main issues would be if legalised
25 June 2020
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Grant Shapps MP questioned on his Department's response to the coronavirus crisis
Transport Committee hears from the Secretary of State for Transport on the pandemic and its implications for transport to date
18 June 2020
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