Clause 8

Part of Local Transport Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:45 pm on 22nd April 2008.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 5:45 pm, 22nd April 2008

I shall be brief. I rise to support the amendment. We have the renaming of passenger transport executives as integrated transport authorities. We have bus strategies being abolished. Quite clearly, the intention of the Government—sensibly—is to integrate rail and bus. How could it be anything other than sensible to accept the amendment tabled by the hon. Member for Wimbledon?