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TIC/S3/11/5/M

5th Meeting, 2011 (Session 3)

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Present:

Rob Gibson Marlyn Glen
Charlie Gordon Patrick Harvie (Convener)
Alison McInnes Cathy Peattie (Deputy Convener)

Apologies were received from Jackson Carlaw, Shirley-Anne Somerville.

The meeting opened at 2.02 pm.

1. Transport issues related to recent severe weather conditions: The Committee heard evidence from—

David Lister, Airside and Autonomy Director, BAA Scotland;

Ralph Roberts, Chairman, and George Mair, Director, Confederation of Passenger Transport Scotland;

Steve Montgomery, Managing Director, First ScotRail;

Ron McAulay, Director, Scotland, and David Simpson, Route Director, Network Rail;

Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Jim Barton, Chief Road Engineer and Director of Trunk Road and Bus Operations, Transport Scotland, and Frances Duffy, Director, Rail, Scottish Government.

2. Transport issues: The Committee heard evidence on major transport issues from—

Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Jim Barton, Chief Road Engineer and Director of Trunk Road and Bus Operations, Transport Scotland, and Frances Duffy, Director, Rail, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments—

the Ayr Road Route (M77) (Speed Limit) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/67);

the M8 Motorway (Junction 10 Westerhouse Slip Roads) (Speed Limit) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/68);

the Glasgow Renfrew Motorway (Stages I and II) (Speed Limit) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/69);

the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/89);

the Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/91);

the Road Works (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/92);

the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (Fixed Penalty) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/98);

the British Waterways Board (Forth and Clyde and Union Canals) (Reclassification) Order 2011 (SSI2011/118);

the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Act 2006 (Extension of Time for Land Acquisition) Order 2011 (SSI2011/126);

the Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Act 2006 (Extension of Time for Land Acquisition) Order 2011 (SSI2011/127);

the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) Order 2011 (SI 2011/234).

and agreed to make no recommendation in relation to the majority of theses instruments with the exception of the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/89), on which the Committee will report and write to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

The meeting closed at 5.04 pm.

Steve Farrell
Clerk to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
Room T3.40
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 348 5211
Email:steve.farrell@scottish.parliament.uk