The Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee
is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure,
administration and policy of the Department for Transport, Local
Government and the Regions and its associated public bodies.
Andrew Bennett MP (Labour, Denton and Reddish)
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP (Labour, Crewe & Nantwich)
Sir Paul Beresford MP (Conservative, Mole Valley)
Mr Clive Betts MP (Labour, Sheffield Attercliffe)
Mr Gregory Campbell MP (Democratic Unionist, East Londonderry)
Mr John Cummings MP (Labour, Easington)
Mr Brian H Donohoe MP (Labour, Cunninghame South)
Mrs Louise Ellman MP (Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool
Chris Grayling MP (Conservative, Epsom and Ewell)
Helen Jackson MP (Labour, Sheffield Hillsborough)
Ms Oona King MP (Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow)
Miss Anne McIntosh MP (Conservative, Vale of York)
Mr Bill O'Brien MP (Labour, Normanton)
Dr John Pugh MP (Liberal Democrat, Southport)
Christine Russell MP (Labour, City of Chester)
Mr George Stevenson MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South)
Mr Bill Wiggin MP (Conservative, Leominster)
Member of the Transport Sub-committee
Member of the Urban Affairs Sub-committee
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders,
principally in SO No.152. These are available on the Internet
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet
A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is
at the back of this volume.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.
The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 3266;
the Committee's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated by the memorandum
number, eg PGP 01.