Minister to speak at Road Safety GB conference

15.54 | 13 July 2010 |

Mike Penning MP, the new road safety minister, has accepted an invitation to deliver a keynote presentation at the 2010 Road Safety GB national conference in November.

Mr Penning’s full title is parliamentary under-secretary of state for transport with responsibility for road safety and standards, strategic roads and the Highways Agency, and motoring agencies.

Mr Penning is Member of Parliament for the Hemel Hempstead constituency and was first elected in May 2005. He was appointed to his current post after the May 2010 election.

He has previously served on the Health Select Committee and as executive member of the Conservative 1922 Committee, and was a shadow minister for health from 2007 to 2010.

The 2010 Road Safety GB conference is being hosted by the association’s Mercia Region. The event will take place 16-17 November at Chesford Grange Hotel near Kenilworth. Around 70 delegates have already registered and it is hoped that the final number of attendees will top 150.

Tim Philpot, vice chair of Road Safety GB and chair of the conference committee, said: “We are naturally delighted that Mr Penning has accepted our invitation to speak at our conference.

“The financial constraints currently on the public sector mean this is a challenging time for everyone involved with casualty reduction in the UK.

“The minister making time to come to our conference and address delegates will be much appreciated by all, and we look forward to hearing what leadership the government will provide to enable continued reduction in road casualties.”

Click here for more information about the conference.

Click here to register to attend.


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