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22.05.15

Who’s who at the DfT

The new ministerial team at the Department for Transport has been named, and responsibilities finalised, so who is doing what? RTM has the answer.

Patrick McLoughlin - Secretary of State for Transport

s216 Patrick McLoughlin May2015 GOVUKThe Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the policies of the DfT. Responsibilities include:

  • transport strategy, including economic growth and climate change
  • spending review
  • transport security
  • high speed rail (HS2)

Robert Goodwill - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

s216 Robert GoodwillGoodwill is responsible for:

  • high speed rail (HS2)
  • aviation
  • Europe and international
  • maritime
  • devolution
  • cycling and walking

Claire Perry - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

s216 960-claire-perryPerry is responsible for:

  • rail major projects and growth
  • rail infrastructure, safety and security
  • passenger services
  • strategy, funding and sponsorship
  • integrated delivery and accessibility
  • rail fares and ticketing

Andrew Jones - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

s216 andrew-jones-960Jones is responsible for:

  • Northern Powerhouse, including Northern and TransPennine Express franchises
  • environment
  • Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
  • connected vehicles
  • technology and innovation
  • freight and logistics
  • national roads and Highways England
  • bus policy
  • local transport, including roads, local majors, and Local Sustainable Transport Fund
  • city growth deals
  • smart ticketing
  • road safety

(Top picture by: Philip Toscano / PA Archive)

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Comments

Ampox   31/05/2015 at 21:14

Will it make any difference? Transport ministers come and go regularly. More important, who are the key civil servants

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