Busy week in Parliament for FTA

Posted on: Wednesday, 11 July 2012 by Mike Webb

FTA has been in Parliament three times this week, each focussed on a different audiences to discuss a different range of issues.

First up on Tuesday morning was the latest meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport. This group brings together a number of companies, representative bodies and other stakeholders to discuss and plan responses to a wide range of industry issues under the chairmanship of Stoke South MP Rob Flello.

On this occasion, the group exchanged ideas and experiences on a range of issues including the future of the Motor Insurance Industry database, VOSA and ATFs, the Government's trial of longer semi-trailers and more.

As soon as this was done, FTA had to quickly make their way to the other end of the Parliamentary estate to meet the MP for Swansea West, Geraint Davies. As a member of the Welsh Affairs Committee, he has been supportive of FTA's stance on the Severn Crossing. In addition to the future of the Severn tolls, and the attitude of the Welsh and Westminster Governments towards it, the conversation also turned to the A40 and regenration of the region around Swansea.

Finally, today, FTA was with the Fair Fuel UK campaign to witness the AGM of the All-Party Parliamentary Fair Fuel Group, and a chance to discuss issues relating to fuel duty with Robert Halfon MP, his Conservative colleagues Caroline Nokes and Martin Vickers; and again with Rob Flello MP. The details of this last conversation will be clearer as Fair Fuel UK moves forward; so please keep watching the FTA website for further details.

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