Welcoming the continuation of Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin as UK Secretary of State for Transport.
The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the policies of the UK Department of Transport, including:
* transport strategy, including economic growth and climate change
* spending review
* transport security
* high speed rail, including HS2.
NB: many transport responsibilities are devolved to the separate administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The House of Commons Research Briefing dated 9th February 2015 sets out the current position vis a vis Scotland and is here.