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« on: May 18, 2023, 11:00:18 am »

From Hansard, 18th June 1858

Mr. Brockway (Fenner Brockway, Eton and Slough, Labour) asked: May I ask the Parliamentary Secretary whether he will use his influence with his right hon. Friend to make these committees more representative, more dynamic and more effective? Is he aware that there is notone in a thousand railway passengers who has any knowledge of these committees and that these committees are supposed to represent their interests?

Mr. Nugent (Richard Nugent, Guildford, Conservative) (for Govt.) replied: The representation on these committees conforms, of course, exactly with the terms of the 1947 Act. I think that when the hon. Gentleman gets the long schedule of those who are on these committees he will see that they are very fully representative of the general railway users.

Transport User's Consultative Committee, 1958.  Representatives of:
National Farmers Union
National Farmers Union of Scotland
National Union of Manufacturers
Federation of British Industries
National Coal Board
Association of British Chambers of Commerce
Parliamentary Committee Co-opertive Union Ltd
Central Council of Britsh Shipping
Trades Union Congress
County Councils' Association
Association of Municipal Corporations
Scottish Local Authorities
British Transport

Was that a reasonable mix in those days for passenger consultancy representatives?  What do we have these days, and is it more represntative?  Is it effective?

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2023, 12:54:45 pm »

Where’s it say ‘Passenger’??

Yes, included in “Transport Users” in amongst mostly freight/commercial users - passenvers were not the major consideration of the TUCCs as legislated, but towards abolishment, they did start to look after passdngers more majorly & adopted members from more passenger-oridnted bodies.

Now? Depending on the subject either Transport Focus or the Ombudsman is meant to represent the user.
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