FTA In Touch With Transport Select Committee

Posted on: Thursday, 9 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Labour

On Tuesday afternoon, FTA's James Hookham and Michael Webb ventured back into the hallowed halls of British democracy to meet one of the newer faces in Parliament; self-proclaimed transport enthusiast Julie Hilling MP, the successor to former Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly in Bolton West.

As a former official with the TSSA; she already has a pretty extensive knowledge of rail; and FTA were happy to talk about the movement of goods on rail from Northern England; particularly in the wake of the publication of the On Track report.

However, as a member of the Transport Select Committee, Ms Hilling has a remit much wider than just rail, and she was keen to learn more about the roads side of FTA's operation. There was a lively discussion of the importance of raising awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, the threat posed by liberalising cabotage markets and the problems of VOSA enforcement, all of which are affecting her constituents in Bolton.

FTA looks forward to working closely with Ms Hilling in the coming months.

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