Transport Committee Select Committee Announcement – FINAL ORAL EVIDENCE SESSIONS – High Speed rail

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The Transport Committee’s fourth oral evidence session into High Speed Rail on 6 September will include witnesses from environment groups, the aviation industry and representatives fromScotland,Walesand the regions.

The final evidence session, on 13 September, will comprise witnesses from HS2 Ltd and the Secretary of State for Transport

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Portcullis House, Room TBC


At 10.15 am

  • Campaign to Protect RuralEngland(Ralph Smyth, Senior Transport Campaigner)
  • Chilterns Conservation Board (Steve Rodrick, Chief Officer)
  • National Trust (Dame Fiona Reynolds, Director General)
  • Professor Roger Vickerman, University of Kent

At 11.00 am

  • FlyBe Ltd (Niall Duffy, Head of PR and Public Affairs)
  • Heathrow Airport Ltd (Allan Gregory, Surface Access Director)
  • Manchester Airports Group (Jonathan Young, Programme Director, Group Strategy)
  • Heathrow Hub Ltd (Steven Costello, Director)

At 11.45 am

  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce (Garry Clark, Head of Policy and Public Affairs)
  • The Scottish Government (Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Housing and Transport)
  • West Coast Rail 250 (Tony Page, Campaign Co-ordinator)
  •  CardiffBusiness Partnership (Mark Barry, Advisor on Transport and the Economy)

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Portcullis House, Room TBC


At 2.15 pm

HS2 Ltd

  • Sir Brian Bristow, Chairman
  • Alison Munro, Chief Executive,
  •  Professor Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer

At 3.15 pm

Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport

These timings are approximate and the sessions may start slightly earlier or later than advertised. Witnesses are subject to change, and the room the session takes place in may also change. Please check our website for up to date details of this session.


Committee Membership is as follows:

Mrs Louise Ellman (Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool Riverside) (Chair); Steve Baker (Conservative, Wycombe); Jim Dobbin (Labour/Co-operative, Heywood and Middleton); Mr Tom Harris (Labour, Glasgow South); Julie Hilling (Labour, Bolton West); Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative, Spelthorne); Mr John Leech (Liberal Democrat, Manchester Withington); Paul Maynard (Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys); Gavin Shuker (Labour/Co-operative, Luton South); Iain Stewart (Conservative, Milton Keynes South); Julian Sturdy (Conservative, York Outer).

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