Brexit: road, rail and maritime transport Contents

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Background

The House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee, chaired by Lord Whitty, has decided to launch an inquiry into the future UK-EU relationship in road, rail and maritime transport. The inquiry will explore the opportunities and challenges of leaving the EU in areas such as market access, standards and cooperation.

The Government set out a basic framework for the future UK-EU transport relationship in a paper published 7 June 2018, which emphasised the role played by cross-border transport networks in underpinning international trade as well as performing an essential social function.314

The paper listed the Government’s broad objectives for the four major modes of transport:

Some further details on these objectives were given in the Future relationship between the United Kingdom and European Union White Paper, published 12 July 2018.315

The inquiry

The Internal Market Sub-Committee intends to contribute to public debate on the opportunities and challenges of the future UK-EU relationship in road, rail and maritime transport and to inform and influence the UK Government’s consideration of these issues.

The Sub-Committee reported on the implications of Brexit for the aviation sector in its Brexit: trade in non-financial services report, published 22 March 2017316 and again in a letter to the Government published 2 July 2018.317 The Sub-Committee does not therefore intend to gather further evidence on aviation during this inquiry.

Public hearings will be held from September 2018 until November 2018. The Sub-Committee aims to publish its report, with recommendations, early in 2019. The report will receive a response from the Government and will be debated in the House.

The Sub-Committee seeks written evidence on the following questions from anyone with a relevant interest. You need not address all questions in your response; respondents from a particular area or sector are invited to focus on the questions most pertinent to them. Submissions are sought by Friday 14 September 2018.

Road

Rail

Maritime

Multi-modal


314 HM Government, Framework for the UK-EU Partnership: Transport, June 2018: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/714676/Framework_for_the_UK-EU_partnership_Transport.pdf [accessed 20 July 2018]

315 HM Government, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Cm 9593, July 2018: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/725288/The_future_relationship_between_the_United_Kingdom_and_the_European_Union.pdf [accessed 20 July 2018]

316 European Union Committee, Brexit: trade in non-financial services (18th Report, Session 2016–17, HL Paper 135)

317 Letter from Lord Whitty, Chairman of the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee, to Lord Callanan, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union (3 July 2018): https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/eu-internal-market-subcommittee/brexit-%20trade%20in%20services/LordWhitty-LordCallanan-030718.pdf [accessed 20 July 2018]




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