The Transport & Tourism Committee is one of the busiest committees in the European Parliament. The work of the Committee has an impact on everyone in the UK, Europe and, in many cases, has an important global dimension.
The portfolio encompasses Aviation, Maritime, Road and Rail. Decisions made by the Transport & Tourism Committee will frequently impact on the entire supply chain.
The Committee is a legislative Committee which operates under the co-decision procedure. It's role is to formulate transport policies across the Member States.
Transport is vitally important, not only in delivering goods and services for industry and commerce, but also in moving people from 'A to B'.
Jacqueline, as the Conservative Party's Spokesman on this Committee, worked hard to ensure that the views of British transport users come first. At the same time, Jacqueline liased with transport associations and organisations, often representing a diverse range of companies and businesses, employing many thousands of people, to ensure that the impact of any EU proposals on jobs and costs do not have a negative impact.
Jacqueline's portfolio included this important industry and she is using her position to promote Britain as a tourist destination.
Britain is the second biggest employment market for the cruise industry in Europe, contributing billions to the British economy and supporting thousands of jobs including travel and hospitality.
Permanent cruise liner terminal for Liverpool
Thanks to a Conservative Government, we've seen the superb cruise terminal built in Liverpool - a very welcome investment in such a vital sector for this region. In 2015, Jacqueline was particularly pleased to welcome Cunard's 'Three Queens' to the River Mersey and our iconic waterfront as part of their 175th Anniversary. This special event attracted 1.2 million visitors and generated more than £30 million for the local economy. Jacqueline continues to lobby for additional expansion in this very important area.