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UK Government and Parliamentary work
Over the past 25 years Professor McKinnon has been an adviser to the governments and parliaments of the UK and Scotland.
Oral evidence to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee of the Scottish Parliament for its Inquiry into Freight Transport (with Dr Maja Piecyk and Mr Derek Halden)
Member of the Low Carbon Supply Chain Steering Group (Department for Transport). Contributed to a report on the carbon auditing of road freight operations:
Engaged by the Commission for Integrated Transport to write a briefing paper on the Freight Transport Sector for its Transport Opportunities and Challenges initiative.
Submitted a memorandum to the House of Commons Transport Committee on its Inquiry into ‘Taxes and Charges on Road Users’
Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee 16th January 2008
Oral and written evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee on its Inquiry into ‘Freight Transport’.
Transport Committee, House of Commons 16th January 2008
Joint study by TRL and Heriot-Watt University for the Department for Transport on the case for increasing the maximum weight and / or length of lorries in the UK
Engaged by the Commission for Integrated Transport to write a report on CO2 Emissions from Freight Transport in the UK
Specialist adviser to the Local Government and Transport Committee of the Scottish Parliament on its Inquiry into ‘Freight Transport’.
Collaborated with WSP consultants, the Scottish Council Development and Industry and Pantrack in a Scoping Study on Scottish Freight Strategy for the Scottish Executive
Member of a committee set up by the Department for Transport to review government road freight transport statistics
Oral and written evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee on its Inquiry into ‘Road Pricing: the Next Steps’
Engaged to conduct a study for the Technology Foresight Programme on the crime risks posed by the growth of retail deliveries to the home.
Chairman of the Retail Logistics Task Force set up under the Technology Foresight Programme to examine retail logistics developments in the UK, especially with reference to the growth of online retailing.
Member of working group set up by the Commission for Integrated Transport to examine the case for increasing maximum lorry weight to 44 tonnes. Undertook the cost-benefit analysis which contributed to the UK government decision to increase the maximum weight to 44 tonnes in February 2001.
Member of the Built Environment Panel of the Technology Foresight Programme
Facilitated and wrote briefing papers for a series of six focus group discussions on various aspects of transport policy for the Scottish Office.
Specialist adviser to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Commission on its Inquiry into the ‘Future of Scotland’s Transport Links with Europe’
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