Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • accessibility across all modes of transport
  • HS2 policy and legislation
  • rail
  • rail security
  • smart ticketing

Current role holder: Paul Maynard MP

Paul Maynard was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 14 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys in May 2010.

Education

Paul was educated at St Ambrose College, Altrincham and University College, Oxford where he studied history.

Career outside politics

Before entering Parliament, Paul worked as a political adviser and speechwriter.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Claire Perry MP

    • 2014 to 2016
  2. Stephen Hammond

    • 2013 to 2014

Announcements

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  1. Office of Rail and Road's role in improving travel for disabled passengers

    • Speech
  2. Planning Act 2008: application for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel development consent order, further extension

    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Community rail stations of the future to be shaped by new blueprint for success

    • News story
  4. Transport Minister visits cycle taxi scheme to highlight Accessibility Action Plan consultation

    • News story
  5. Sir Bert Massie tribute

    • News story
  6. Challenges and opportunities facing the UK rail supply chain

    • Speech
  7. High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013, Annual Expenditure Report for 2016-17

    • Statement to Parliament
  8. Planning Act 2008: application for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel development consent order

    • Statement to Parliament
  9. Transport Secretary honours courageous British Transport Police officer who confronted terrorists

    • News story
  10. New round of multi-million tech competition launches to improve rail journeys

    • News story