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Operation Stack's effect on the haulage industry

14 October 2015

Transport Committee holds one-off evidence session to question freight industry representatives about the efficacy of Operation Stack.


Wednesday 14 October 2015, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.05am

  • Natalie Chapman, Head of Policy, Freight Transport Association
  • Peter Cullum, Head of international affairs, Road Haulage Association
  • Tim Waggott, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Dover

At 9.50am

  • Paul Carter CBE, Leader, Kent County Council
  • Assistant Chief Constable Jo Shiner, Kent Police
  • David Brewer, Network Delivery and Development Director, Highways England

At 10.35am

  • Paul Watkins, Leader, Dover District Council
  • Jennifer Hollingsbee, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities, Shepway District Council

Focus of the session

MPs hear evidence from haulage industry representatives on the effect that Operation Stack has on the haulage industry and what can be done to improve conditions for hauliers during Stack.

Kent County Council, Kent Police and Highways England answer questions on how well Operation Stack performs and on what they have done to explore alternatives or possibilities for improvement.

Dover District Council and Shepway District Council give evidence on the effect that Operation Stack has on communities in the area and how proposed improvements to Stack will change the situation.

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