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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

Committee news

Urban congestion examined with transport industry
Transport Committee questions witnesses including Uber, and National Express
30 January 2017
Airspace management and modernisation inquiry launched
Transport Committee launches inquiry to examine possible need for change to current airspace structures
26 January 2017
Government pushed for answers on Southern rail contract
Transport Committee publishes correspondence regarding GTR's froce majeure claims
24 January 2017
British Transport Police questioned on rail safety
Transport Committee questions British Transport Police on tackling crime on railways
16 January 2017
Urban traffic congestion examined
Transport Committee questions academic, technical and economic experts on urban congestion
9 January 2017
Maritime Growth Study inquiry launched
Transport Committee launches inquiry on Maritime Growth Study by Department for Transport
21 December 2016
Progress of High Speed Two examined
Transport Committee hears from Sir David Higgins, Chairman of High Speed Two
8 December 2016
National Drowning Prevention Strategy examined
Transport Committee questions emergency response and safety organisations on National Drowning Prevention Strategy
5 December 2016
Enhanced compensation for Southern Railway passengers welcome and long overdue
Transport Committee welcomes Government decision on compensation for Southern Railway passengers
2 December 2016
Industry and union representatives discuss rail safety
Transport Committee questions Rail Delivery Group and trade unions on rail safety issues
28 November 2016
Bus Services Bill: boost to communities welcomed by MPs
Transport Committee supports the Bus Services Bill in its report
25 November 2016
Transocean Winner incident and emergency towing vessels examined
Transport Committee examines incident involving Transocean Winner oil rig during towed voyage
17 November 2016
Network Rail questioned on rail safety
Transport Committee hears from Network Rail and safety organisations on railway safety
14 November 2016
Transport Committee pressure leads to change to rail performance reporting
Department for Transport revises rail performance reporting after pressure from Transport Committee
8 November 2016
Rail Minister discusses franchising management capabilities
Transport Committee questions Department for Transport and owner groups on rail franchising
7 November 2016
Digital Railway could bring substantial benefits to rail network
Transport Committee publishes report 'Rail technology: signalling and traffic management'
27 October 2016
Southern rail industrial dispute examined
Transport Committee questions Southern rail and transport unions on industrial dispute
24 October 2016
Urban congestion inquiry launched
Transport Committee launches inquiry on urban congestion, looking at integrated traffic management strategies
20 October 2016
Department for Transport questioned on departmental priorities
Transport Committee questions Secretary of State on priorities of Department for Transport
17 October 2016
Volkswagen emissions scandal: Government promises to fight for customer compensation
Transport Committee publishes Government response to Volkswagen emissions and vehicle type approval report
17 October 2016
Total results 351 (page 14 of 18)