The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP

Minister of State for Transport

The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP

Biography

The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, as Minister of State for Transport.

Mrs Villiers grew up in North London. She studied Law at the University of Bristol and later at Jesus College, Oxford. After graduating she worked as a barrister and a lecturer in law at King’s College, London.

From 1999 to 2005 she served as an MEP for the London region, before being elected as MP for Chipping Barnet in 2005. Mrs Villiers was appointed as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and subsequently as Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.

She lives in Arkley in the Chipping Barnet constituency, where she was re-elected to Parliament at the May 2010 General Election.

Responsibilities

  • Rail Policy - strategy and projects (excluding rail performance)
  • London - including Crossrail
  • Olympics
  • Europe and international engagement
  • Aviation - including Air Accident Branch

Speeches

Statements

Video

Speech to Rail Freight Group Christmas Lunch

Speech by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Speech byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 8 December 2010

High Speed Rail Lobby Day Speech

Speech by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Speech byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 26 October 2010

Speech for Rail Freight Group Annual Conference

Speech by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Speech byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 7 July 2010

Speech to AOA Summer reception

Speech by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Speech byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 7 July 2010

Speech for Eversheds Aviation Seminar

Speech by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Speech byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 14 December 2010

Speech to the Associate Parliamentary Aerospace Group

Speech by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport

Speech byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 26 January 2011

Speech at the Transport Times Conference

Speech by the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Speech byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 26 May 2011

Correction to the Written Answer to Parliamentary Question 4042

Written Statement by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Written statement byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 19 July 2010

Rail Franchising

Written Statement by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Written statement byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 22 July 2010

Heathrow Operations

Written Statement by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Written statement byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 7 September 2010

EU Transport Council

Written Statement by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Statement byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 2 December 2010

Crossrail: Annual update

Written Statement by the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Written statement byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 15 July 2010

Rail Franchising

Written Statement by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Written statement byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 17 June 2010

Rail Franchise Reform

Written Statement by Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Written statement byThe Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, 19 January 2010

M1 motorway - junctions 10 to 13 improvement

M1 Junctions 10 to 13 Improvement Decision dated 28 September 2010: with copy of Inspector’s report.

Publication by Department for Transport, 28 September 2010

A47 Postwick Interchange

Decision of the Secretaries of State to hold a public inquiry.

Publication by Department for Transport, 3 August 2010

A46 Newark to Widmerpool Improvement - Supplementary Orders

A46 Newark to Widmerpool Imp Decision dated 27 July 2010: with copy of Inspector’s report.

Publication by Department for Transport, 28 July 2010

Network Rail remuneration committee and staff bonuses

Letter written by Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Secretary of State for Transport, about meeting of the Network Rail remuneration committee and staff bonuses.

Publication by Department for Transport, 28 May 2010

Rail Franchising Consultation

Theresa Villiers, Minister for Transport, explains how the Government has pledged to put rail at the heart of its transport strategy.

Publication by Department for Transport, 20 October 2010

Decision letter - objection to Bembridge Harbour charges

Decision letter - objection to Bembridge Harbour Charges.

Publication by Department for Transport, 21 October 2010

Road closures for street parties

Letter from the Secretary of State for Transport Philip Hammond, and Eric Pickles Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to the leaders of Local Authorities, about the withdrawal of guidance on special events road closures

Publication by Department for Transport, 28 February 2011

Asphalt industry alliance's making roads work North of England forum July 2010

Norman Baker, Minister for Local and Regional Transport, address to the Asphalt Industry Alliance’s Making Roads Work North of England Forum July 2010.

Publication by Department for Transport, 20 October 2010

Community Transport

With a focus on Community Transport Norman Baker,Minister for Local and Regional Transport addressed the East Sussex Transport Conference/Speak-up Forum in a video shown on 20 September 2010.

Publication by Department for Transport, 20 October 2010

Rail Franchising Consultation

Theresa Villiers, Minister for Transport, explains how the Government has pledged to put rail at the heart of its transport strategy.

Publication by Department for Transport, 20 October 2010

Green Bus Fund

Transport Minister Norman Baker announced the winners of the Green Bus Fund in Newcastle. The £15 million fund is designed to encourage bus operators and local authorities to buy new hybrid and electric buses.

Publication by Department for Transport, 10 November 2010

Reading Station

The recent Spending Review reiterated the Coalition Government’s support for Network Rail’s major stations upgrade programme. Rail Minister Theresa Villiers went to Reading- one of the stations in the programme- to see progress on the improvement works.

Publication by Department for Transport, 11 November 2010

Cycle Point

A small piece of Amsterdam came to Leeds when Norman Baker Minister for Local and Regional Transport and the Dutch Ambassador His Excellency Pim Waldeck formerly opened the UK’s first Cycle Point a highly innovative facility for cyclists at Leeds station.

Publication by Department for Transport, 20 October 2010

Sutton Community Transport

Norman Baker Minister for Local and Regional Transport formally opened Sutton Community Transport’s impressive new vehicle depot and offices at Beddington Lane.

Publication by Department for Transport, 20 October 2010

MCA solent maritime rescue co-ordination

Minister for Shipping Mike Penning undertook a fact-finding visit to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Solent Rescue Co-ordination Centre.

Publication by Department for Transport, 11 June 2010

Port of London Authority

Minister for Shipping Mike Penning made a fact finding visit to the Port of London Authority’s Port Control Centre at Gravesend.

Publication by Department for Transport, 20 July 2010

Manchester trams

Norman Baker, Minister for Local and Regional Transport, visits Manchester to experience the city’s Metrolink trams.

Publication by Department for Transport, 29 July 2010

Felixstowe and Harwich Ports

Shipping Minister Mike Penning made a fact finding visit to the Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port.

Publication by Department for Transport, 29 July 2010

Midland Metro Line One

Following on from the Spending Review’s reaffirmation of the Government’s commitment to the Midland Metro Line One extension in Birmingham- Minister for Local and Regional Transport Norman Baker visited Snow Hill station.

Publication by Department for Transport, 11 November 2010

National Taxi Association

Unable to attend in person Norman Baker Minister for Local and Regional Transport recorded a video speech for the National Taxi Association 27th October conference.

Publication by Department for Transport, 17 November 2010

National Business Travel Network (NBTN)

Norman Baker, Minister for Local & Regional Transport addressed the National Business Travel Network (NBTN) on the 12th November, explaining how the Government wants to encourage people to make more journeys by sustainable, carbon-friendly modes of transport, from walking to cycling, and from car-sharing to public transport.

Publication by Department for Transport, 24 March 2011

Bikeability Workshops

Norman Baker, Minister for Local and Regional Transport, delivered a short video speech at three Bikeability Workshops on the 6th, 8th and 10th of December in Leeds, Bristol and London respectively.

Publication by Department for Transport, 24 March 2011

Smarter working and the Public Sector

By working together, Transport Minister Norman Baker believes the travel choices people make in the Public Sector for their organisational needs can be positively influenced by Smart working and so reduce the impacts of their transport.

Publication by Department for Transport, 14 June 2011

Street works

On the 2nd June 2011 Norman Baker, Minister for Local and Regional Transport, gave a video speech to the HAUC (UK) Conference in Edinburgh.

Publication by Department for Transport, 23 June 2011

CIVINET - Second Annual Sustainable Mobility Convention

On the 15th June 2011, Norman Baker MP, Minister for Local & Regional Transport, gave a video address to the CIVINET Second Annual Sustainable Mobility Convention.

Publication by Department for Transport, 23 June 2011

Rail announcement

Rail Minister Theresa Villiers and Norman Baker, Minister for Local and Regional Transport, explain how the Government will invest in more than 2,100 new rail carriages for Britain’s railways by 2019 and plans to modernise the rail network to tackle overcrowding, improve reliability and speed up journeys.

Publication by Department for Transport, 24 March 2011

Local Sustainable Transport Fund workshop video

Video speech by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Publication by Department for Transport, 7 March 2011

National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers (NALEO)

Norman Baker MP recorded a video speech National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers (NALEO) 20th October conference.

Publication by Department for Transport, 18 November 2010

Officer cadet award 2011

The British merchant fleet is known the world over for maintaining the highest standards in shipping and is managed by the United Kingdom Ship Register, which is operated within the Maritime and Costguard Agency.

Publication by Department for Transport, 7 February 2011

Fifteenth annual bus awards

Norman Baker MP, Minister for Local & Regional Transport, gave a keynote speech to the 15th annual UK Bus Awards the Hilton Hotel in London.

Publication by Department for Transport, 7 February 2011

Cumbria visit

In November 2009, up to 372mm of rain fell over Cumbria causing severe flooding. Norman Baker, Minister for Local and Regional Transport visited the area to announce a further tranche of funding to repair and replace the bridges and roads that were washed out by the floods.

Publication by Department for Transport, 22 February 2011

Environmental Law Foundation HS2 video speech

On the 23rd June 2011, Norman Baker MP, Minister for Local and Regional Transport, gave a video address to an event held by the Environmental Law Foundation on the Government’s consultation for High Speed 2 (HS2).

Publication by Department for Transport, 23 June 2011