Secretary of State for Transport

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Secretary of State for Transport

The head of the Department for Transport, which is the department of the British government responsible for highway maintenance, motor vehicle registration, the coastguard, and other similar issues. He/she advises the government on transportation issues. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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TRANSPORT Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has been urged to "get a move on" over plans to dual the A1 north of Newcastle after it emerged a long-awaited review into whether to carry out the work scheme is not beginning until July.
But Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh said Labour could not give a blank cheque to any project.
TRANSPORT Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited the new Loughor viaduct near Swansea yesterday .
CAMPAIGNERS fighting the proposed HS2 train line are furious the new transport secretary was apparently scheduled to appear at what could be their opponents' "victory party".
OPPONENTS of a planned high speed rail line between London and Birmingham are putting the nation's prosperity at risk to protect their own back yards, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has claimed.
Transport secretary Philip Hammond was put on the spot in the House of Commons yesterday by the leak of a draft consultation paper on the plan which did not include the Crosby site.
A TRAIN chief wants the transport secretary to experience a crammed rush-hour carriage in West Yorkshire.
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said the funding, first announced by the Labour government, will go ahead from January 2011.
Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said the Highways Agency and local authorities agreed to reduce salt use on roads by "at least 25%" with further measures to conserve salt likely to be introduced this week.
Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly said the 100g figure "has the potential to deliver a cut in CO2 emissions from new cars of about 40 per cent over the next 12 years".
Transport Secretary looks 'back to the future' as new government-funded trains take a step closer to entering passenger service.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin will argue that the PS43billion line is "essential for the UK's future competitive edge" and that it will relieve overcrowding on existing routes.
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