Report on the provision of concessionary bus travel to apprentices aged 16 to 18

Bus Services Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 27th March 2017.

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“(1) The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of the day on which this Act is passed, lay a report before each House of Parliament setting out possible steps to support local transport authorities in providing concessionary bus travel to persons aged 16 to 18 who are participating in statutory apprenticeships.

(2) Any report under subsection (1) shall include, but will not be limited to, an evaluation of whether section 93(7) of the Transport Act 1985 should be amended to enable local transport authorities to provide concessionary bus travel to persons aged 16 to 18 who are participating in statutory apprenticeships on the same terms as that which may be provided to persons aged 16 to 18 receiving full-time education.

(3) In this section—

(a) “local transport authorities” has the meaning given in section 108(4) of the Transport Act 2000; and

(b) “statutory apprenticeships” has the meaning given in section A11 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.”

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to publish a report setting out possible steps to support local transport authorities to provide concessionary bus travel to apprentices aged 16 to 18.— (John Pugh.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 193, Noes 277.

Division number 189 Bus Services Bill [Lords] — Report on the provision of concessionary bus travel to apprentices aged 16 to 18

Aye: 193 MPs

No: 277 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

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