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Gatwick baggage delays 'clearly a management failing'

The delays caused by baggage handling firm Swissport at Gatwick Airport are "clearly a management failure", according to the Shadow Transport Secretary.

Mary Creagh told Good Morning Britain there had been "a failure to plan adequately for the summer peak" and called for "strong action" by airports, airlines and Swissport/

Labour 'looking at better railway system for taxpayers'

Labour's Mary Creagh was critical of the amount of rail franchises which had collapsed. Credit: DaybreakITV

The shadow transport secretary has refused to rule out renationalising Britain's railways in a bid to lower ticket fares and provide a better service.

Mary Creagh told Daybreak she was "looking at a better system that provides value for money for the taxpayer" but would not elaborate beyond that.

Despite numerous questions on whether to bring the railways back under government control, she could only would say "we need to look at the laws governing the railways," as those had not been changed since 1993, when the network was first privatised.

Labour urges 'no blank cheque' for HS2 rail project

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh reiterated Labour's position that there can be "no blank cheque" for the HS2 rail project.

Ms Creagh said:

We must address the capacity problems that mean thousands of commuters face cramped, miserable journeys into cities like Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and London.

But there can be no blank cheque and ministers must get a grip on costs.


Labour: Government plans 'cold comfort for motorists'

The shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has dismissed the Government's plans to cut petrol prices at motorway service stations and a freeze on the cost of the MoT test:

David Cameron’s cost of living crisis has pushed up the price of owning and running a car.

These announcements will be cold comfort for motorists being squeezed on the road and at home.

Prices have gone up faster than wages in 39 of the 40 months while he has been Prime Minister and working people are almost £1,500 a year worse off.

MP contacts UK police over 'illegal horse meat trade'

Shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh said she had contacted police to pass on information that she has received concerning UK mainland companies who are potentially involved in the illegal horsemeat trade.

I have written to the Environment Secretary to inform him that I have contacted the police to pass on information that I have received concerning UK mainland companies who are potentially involved in the illegal horsemeat trade.

I hope that this information will enable the police to act speedily to stamp out these criminals who are putting the future of the British food industry at risk.

– Mary Creagh