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Part of Petition - Freewheelers' Use of Bus Lanes – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport) 5:08 pm, 1st October 2019

Full deployment of that will come in the next three years.

On the experience during the summer of my right hon. Friend’s constituent who uses a wheelchair, clearly this situation was handled badly and is unacceptable. I had not heard of this particular case beforehand, although I follow these cases closely in my office. I used to be the chairman of the all-party group on learning disability, and I think accessibility on our railway should be and is absolutely a priority of a modern-day rail service.