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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th September 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 12:00 am, 15th September 2016

It is simply because the Government are giving more powers to local authorities to franchise services, and we were anxious that the powers to commission and provide were separated.