Select Committee on Transport Thirteenth Report

The Transport Committee

The Transport Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies.

Current membership

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP (Labour, Crewe) (Chairman)

Mr David Clelland MP (Labour, Tyne Bridge)

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson MP (Democratic Unionist, Lagan Valley)

Clive Efford MP (Labour, Eltham)

Mrs Louise Ellman MP (Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool Riverside)

Mr Robert Goodwill MP (Conservative, Scarborough & Whitby)

Mr John Leech MP (Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington)

Mr Eric Martlew MP (Labour, Carlisle)

Mr Lee Scott MP (Conservative, Ilford North)

Mr Graham Stringer MP (Labour, Manchester Blackley)

Mr David Wilshire MP (Conservative, Spelthorne)


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


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 A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is at the back of this volume.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Tom (Clerk), Annette Toft (Second Clerk), Clare Maltby (Committee Specialist), Louise Butcher (Inquiry Manager), Tony Catinella (Committee Assistant), Ronnie Jefferson (Secretary), Henry Ayi-Hyde (Senior Office Clerk) and Laura Kibby (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Transport Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6263; the Committee's email address is

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