A fresh start

THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – MAY 2022 As expected HRH the Prince of Wales, ably accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall and Duke of Cambridge, opened the latest Session of Parliament on 10 May, standing in for Her Majesty as her Platinum Jubilee approaches.  It must be a very real assumption that Her Majesty will […]

All rather depressing, really….

Ahead of the local elections you might have thought that politicians might want to improve the image of their craft. So how did it turn out? Pauline Gaunt OBE, reports in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – APRIL 2022 Parliament has had a pretty short April.  The Commons broke up for […]

An unprecedented event

While in UK transport terms it’s been relatively quiet in Parliament – although there’s still been some business – the Spring Statement, Ukraine and P&O have kept MPs occupied, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – MARCH 2022 There have been many occasions on which Presidents, Prime […]

A return to normality?

As the month started, the row over party-gate and Covid restrictions took much political air-time. By the end of the month, the invasion of Ukraine had swept everything off the board. Despite this, transport was still being examined, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – FEBRUARY 2022 […]

Where to start…

Party-Gate or Garden-Gate? While No. 10 should have been heaving a collective sigh as Covid restrictions eased, the headlines have been dominated by stories about booze brought in by the suitcase-load for a garden party. Despite this, transport received MPs’ attention, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT […]

And so it goes on…

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. As the year draws to a close Parliament’s precious legislative time has been eaten away by Covid while the Prime Minister is having a torrid time. Yet the little-reported issues with ‘dastardly deeds’ highlight something else, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH […]

A fine Mr Speaker, indeed

The word of the month, it turns out, is ‘shenanigans’ as various rows have rumbled through Parliament, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – NOVEMBER 2021 I may have said this before, but in my ever so ‘umble opinion, Sir Lindsay Hoyle is the finest Speaker since […]

A solemn start

When MPs reconvened this month, the Budget was expected to be the big news, but sadly, that turned out not to be the case, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – OCTOBER 2021 It was a reflective and sad House of Commons that reconvened on 18 November […]

Back in the fray

After their summer holidays – interrupted by Afghanistan – MPs have returned and there are changes in the Commons Chamber, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – SEPTEMBER 2021 MPs and Peers returned to their green and red benches at the beginning of September after their annual […]

What would ‘Supermac’ have thought?

It’s the ‘end of term’ for the Houses of Parliament in what has been one of the most unusual sessions since the Second World War, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – JULY 2021 And breathe….. Both Houses of Parliament have now risen for the long summer […]

Behind the ‘entertainment’ serious subjects are tackled…

Parliament re-opened in a different style of ‘pageantry-light’ ceremony due to Covid, as the Queen made her first public appearance since the funeral of HRH Prince Phillip. There was one reference to transport in the Queen’s Speech, but many questions, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – […]

Opening again soon: Parliament takes a brief pause…

Although Parliament’s work is currently paused (Prorogued) ahead of the Queen’s Speech on 11 May, there’s a full month of work in April to be examined, reports Pauline Gaunt OBE, in ITT Hub’s unique industry summary THIS MONTH IN PARLIAMENT – APRIL 2021 In the Chambers Both Houses of Parliament reconvened after the Easter Recess […]