Airport expansion

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the next High Level Output Specification will include specific projects targeted at increasing access to airports with spare capacity in the period before Heathrow expansion is complete. The rail industry has recently provided its initial advice to Ministers for Control Period 6 (2019-2024), which we are carefully conside...
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SNP Transport Spokesperson sounds Brexit border chaos alert

BORDER FORCE UNDER STAFFING AT AIRPORTS NEEDS ACTION NOW SNP Transport Spokesperson, Drew Hendry MP has again raised the issue of budget cuts to the UK Border Force  – and increasing concern about how Brexit is going to impact on already serious delay problems for travellers arriving at UK airports. Drew Hendry has said that the travel industry has once again been left ‘h...
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Brexit Border Chaos

BORDER FORCE UNDER STAFFING AT AIRPORTS NEEDS ACTION NOW SNP Transport Spokesperson, Drew Hendry MP has written to the UK Transport Minister on the growing problem budget cuts to the UK Border Force is creating at airports – and the increasing concern about how Brexit is going to impact on an already serious delay problems for travellers arriving at UK airports. Drew Hend...
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MP calls for regulation to stop unfair parking charges

Local MP, Drew Hendry has raised a motion in Parliament calling for the UK Government to introduce legislation to bring private car park operators under statutory regulation that will make them ‘accountable to the communities they serve’. The move follows his support for the Highland News’ campaign to tackle the excessive charges levied by Smart Parking at the Strothers Lane ca...
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Highland MP calls on insurers to implement auto-enrolment for MOT reminders

KEEPING VEHICLES ROADWORTHY IS ESSENTIAL – PARTICULARLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR Highland MP and SNP Transport spokesperson, Drew Hendry has called for insurance companies to look at offering an auto-enrolment service to remind drivers of the need to have their vehicle pass the annual MoT test for roadworthiness. The call comes as vehicle defects are estimated to have contrib...
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STS: Letter to Highland Council (Statutory Consultee)

Text of letter sent to the Leader of the Highland Council on 5th January 2017 Dear Leader of the Council, SHIP-TO-SHIP TRANSFERS I am writing to you ahead of a Special Meeting of the Highland Council on the subject of the Ship-to-Ship transfer licence application, submitted to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency by Cromarty Firth Port Authority. As the Member of Parliame...
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Letter to the Secretary of State for Transport

I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport to highlight concerns about the potential impact of ship-to-ship processes in the Moray Firth, and to renew my calls for the power to make such a decision to be devolved to Marine Scotland. The text of the letter can be found below. Best wishes, Drew Text of letter sent Dear Chris, I am writing to you on behalf of my ...
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Letter sent to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency

I have written to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to highlight concerns about the potential impact of ship-to-ship processes in the Moray Firth, and to the coastal communities I serve, including Nairn and Ardersier. The text of the letter can be found below. Best wishes, Drew Text of letter sent Dear Sir Alan, I am writing you on behalf of my constituents, many of whom ...
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