FTA responds to new ministerial announcements

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) today welcomed the appointment of Sadiq Khan as Minister of State and Chris Mole as Parliamentary Under Secretary, within the Department for Transport. The leading trade body is keen to bring both these new ministers up to speed with transport issues.

FTA Chief Executive Theo de Pencier said:

"We congratulate Sadiq Khan and Chris Mole on their ministerial appointments and look forward to helping them shape the future of transport. I am sure they understand that transport cannot be defined by parliamentary terms but underpins the future success - or otherwise - of UK plc.

"We also congratulate Jim Fitzpatrick on his promotion. He was a transport minister who clearly understood his brief and was prepared to respectfully listen to the views of the transport industry and our members. Transport's loss is certainly DEFRA's gain and we wish Jim well for the future."