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Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 17th March 2022.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

In answer to Question 3, I said that the roads Minister, Baroness Vere, is regularly meeting trade representatives, not trade union representatives. As John Cryer will know, the bus operators are predominantly private sector companies. It is not for the Government to dictate wages in the private sector, apart from setting the national minimum wage and the national living wage, which, I am proud to say, was introduced by this Government.