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Richard Bowker

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what occasions the Secretary of State has (a) met and (b) spoken with Richard Bowker since 3 October 2008. (324192)

As Minister of State the current Secretary of State for Transport, my noble Friend (Lord Adonis), met or spoke with Richard Bowker, the then chief executive of the National Express Group, on 23 October 2008, 28 November 2008, 18 February 2009 and 21 April 2009. Since becoming Secretary of State he had one meeting with Mr. Bowker on 9 June 2009.

The previous Secretary of State for Transport met with Mr. Bowker on 20 January and 25 February 2009.

Some of these meetings were specifically to discuss issues relating to National Express Group plc or its subsidiaries; others were wider events involving other transport stakeholders.