TRANSPORT, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE REGIONS COMMITTEE
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) (Chairman) †‡
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP (Labour, Crewe & Nantwich) (Chairman) †‡
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 Riverside) †‡
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 via www.parliament.uk.
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 at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/tlrhome.htm.
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: [email protected]
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, eg BUS 01.