Road Transport Emissions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19 October 2017.

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Photo of Paula Sherriff Paula Sherriff Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities) 12:00, 19 October 2017

Does the Minister agree that one of the ways to reduce emissions is to encourage rail travel, but that one of the barriers to that is poor service. Travellers from West Yorkshire using Virgin are experiencing increasingly poor service due to staff shortages, and there is a suspicion that Virgin is cutting back so that it can increase profits. What are the Government doing to hold train operating companies to account?