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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

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Volkswagen Group emissions violations evidence session
Transport Committee holds one-off evidence session on Volkswagen emissions violations
7 October 2015
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Rail electrification of TransPennine line and Midland mainline resumes
Louise Ellman MP, Transport Committee Chair, responds to announcement on electrification of TransPennine Express route and Midland mainline
30 September 2015
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Volkswagen emissions scandal - Louise Ellman MP, Committee Chair, comments
Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Committee, comments on Volkswagen emissions scandal
23 September 2015
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Committee launches surface transport to airports inquiry
Transport Committee undertakes inquiry into whether strategic connections to airports fulfil current and future needs
11 September 2015
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Committee launches road haulage sector: skills and workforce planning inquiry
The Committee is investigating what action the Government has taken to address industry concerns about a lack of skilled drivers in the road haulage sector
11 September 2015
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Road traffic law enforcement inquiry launched
Transport Committee launches inquiry scrutinising the Government's policies to improve road safety
10 September 2015
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Robert Goodwill MP gives evidence on Maritime Growth Study
Transport Committee takes evidence on Maritime Growth Study and the future coastguard programme
7 September 2015
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Transport Committee to publish Four Special Reports
Investing in railway, motoring of the future, smaller airports and strategic river crossings special reports to be published
22 July 2015
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Transport Secretary gives evidence on rail policy
Transport Committee takes evidence on Network Rail performance and key rail electrification projects
14 July 2015
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Membership of Transport Committee announced
All eleven MPs on the Transport Committee confirmed
9 July 2015
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Mrs Louise Ellman elected as Chair
Chair of Transport Committee announced
18 June 2015
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Transport Committee: Chair nominations close
Louise Ellman as the sole candidate nominated will therefore be elected as Chair
11 June 2015
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Chair nominations for Transport Committee
Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 10 June
4 June 2015
Total results 353 (page 18 of 18)