Impact on transport of recent adverse weather conditions

Supplementary evidence from BAA (AWC 33a)

I am writing further to my appearance before the Committee on 8 March, and to yesterday’s appearance by the Secretary of State for Transport, in connection with the Committee’s Inquiry into the ‘Impact on transport of recent adverse weather conditions’. Having heard the Secretary of State’s responses to the Committee’s questions regarding the Government’s offer of help from the armed forces made on 21 December, I have re-read the transcript of my own oral evidence on the same subject.

On the same day that the offer of help was made, snow clearance was substantially completed. We were grateful for the Government’s offer but in practical terms it came after it could have been usefully and effectively deployed.

I hope that clarifies matters but please do not hesitate to get in contact with me should you, or your colleagues on the Committee, have any questions.

March 2011