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29 entries for category Westminster

FFUK Takes Fuel Fight to Minister

Posted on: Thursday, 1 March 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, FairFuel UK, Road

On Tuesday afternoon, FTA and our partners in the Fair Fuel UK campaign took the ongoing fight for a fairer deal on fuel prices right to the heart of the Government; in a meeting with Economic Secretary Chloe Smith MP. ...

National Fair Fuel Day

Posted on: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 by Mike Webb in categories FairFuel UK, Westminster, Road

March 7 saw the first ever National Fair Fuel Day take place in Westminster. Amid the rain, confusion, and large number of other demonstrations vying for space, several hundred dedicated FFUK supporters came to Parliament in the hope of making their ...

Victory For FFUK At Top Industry Awards

Posted on: Tuesday, 29 May 2012 by Mike Webb in categories FairFuel UK, Westminster

The hard work and dedication of all involved with FairFuelUK, the successful FTA-backed fuel duty campaign, was recognised on Monday night as campaign founder Peter Carroll beat off stiff competition to win the prestigious "Public Affairs Campaign of ...

Talking Rail And Climate With Committee Chair

Posted on: Monday, 25 June 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Environment, Westminster, Conservative

FTA has been in Parliament to discuss the Government's future plans for rail with one of the most experienced environmental voices in Westminster; Energy and Climate Change Committee Chair Tim Yeo MP. ...

Talking Rail With One Of The Shadows

Posted on: Thursday, 5 July 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Labour, Westminster, Rail

No, not Hank Marvin, but instead FTA was in Parliament to meet a member of the Shadow Transport team; John Woodcock MP. Rail freight is of considerable economic and environmental importance to the UK, and it was helpful to be able to reiterate the ...

Selected by the Committee part 1

Posted on: Thursday, 24 January 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Environment, Air

Nobody can accuse the House of Commons Transport Committee (formerly known as the Transport Select Committee) of not hitting 2013 running. ...

Selected by the Committee part 2

Posted on: Thursday, 24 January 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Road

FTA continued the recent close working with the Transport Committee (formerly the Select Committee) with a second verbal evidence session and submission of a third written submission in the month of January. ...

Keeping the focus on Northern Ireland

Posted on: Wednesday, 24 April 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Northern Ireland, Westminster, Labour

This week, FTA was in Westminster to discuss a range of issues affecting Northern Ireland with the Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Vernon Coaker MP. ...

Three Parties Are Better Than One

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 September 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Labour, Transport Hub, Westminster

As is now traditional in the early Autumn, FTA is set to spend three weeks in September taking the message of logistics to the heart of politics and policymaking at the three principal party conferences. ...