Heathrow expansion removed from DfT list of ministerial responsibilities for Aviation Minister, Kelly Tolhurst
Kelly Tolhurst MP – now Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from 19 July 2018 to 13 February 2020.
Kelly Tolhurst is responsible for:
- security and civil contingencies
- Commons shadow roads
Government drops Heathrow expansion as Ministerial priority
Heathrow expansion removed from ministerial responsibilities in DfT reshuffle
19th Feb 2020
Rail Minister and Lancashire MP Andrew Stephenson has been given his portfolio, taking on responsibility for HS2, on top of overseeing the Transpennine route and Northern Powerhouse Rail.
The appointment comes following Boris’ commitment to get control of the project’s spiralling costs. Initially the Government estimated the cost of HS2 would be £32.7 billion – saying at the time it would bring £46.9 billion worth of benefits. The cost has now ballooned to at least £106 billion. Stephenson will have a job on his hands…
The No 3rd Runway Coalition remarked that new DfT Aviation Minister, Kelly Tolhurst, is the 6th since the Coalition was formed just 3 years ago. They don’t last.
Lord Ahmad (2017)
Lord Callanan (2017)
Baroness Sugg (2017-19)
Baroness Vere (2019)
Paul Maynard (2019-20)
Kelly Tolhurst (2020-)