Articles tagged with Department for Transport
by Ben Duckworth / 18 Jan 2012 09:15
The Daily Telegraph’s splash this morning that there will be a formal consultation on a new London airport in the Thames estuary makes for great politics. The original announcement was supposed to be made at the beginning of January to link up with the HS2 plans – a mega transport plan for the future. However, Nick Clegg blocked it, according to Robert Winnett’s report, because he thought it was being rushed through. The announcement
by Ben Duckworth / 10 Jan 2012 14:56
Having spent Christmas and New Year finalising the decision to give HS2 the thumbs up, Justine Greening will stand up in the House of Commons and announce that the £32bn new railway line will be built in time for 2026. It is her first major announcement – and it’s about the largest infrastructure project you can have on a cabinet minister’s CV. That’s not bad considering that Greening has only been in the cabinet since
by Richard Roberts / 19 Oct 2011 18:02
There was an interesting game of cat and mouse as Justine Greening made her first appearance in front of the transport committee today.
Greening replaced Philip Hammond as transport secretary on Friday when he moved to the Ministry of Defence.
The Commons committee attempted to get her to pin her colours to the mast on a range of contentious issues today – from departmental strategy to whether or
by Amber Elliott and Matt Foster / 01 Jul 2011 15:36
Labour has accused the government of using yesterday's strikes to bury bad news.
John Woodcock MP claims that the Department for Transport used the walkouts to "slip out" a U-turn on creating a national network of charging points for electric cars.
While the coalition agreement commits the government to creating a nationwide network of charging points for electric and hybrid cars, a document published yesterday claims a comprehensive programme may be "uneconomic".