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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses)

I seek your advice, because I believe that the buses Minister may have inadvertently misled the House. In our exchanges, she claimed that all local authorities have powers to franchise buses. I believe that the Bus Services Act 2017 only allows metro mayors to do that, and there is a very small number of them, whereas there are hundreds of local authorities.