Statutory Senior Traffic Commissioner

Transport written statement – made at on 29 April 2009.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government are today publishing their consultation on draft guidance from the Secretary of State to the statutory senior traffic commissioner as part of their implementation of the Local Transport Act 2008.

The guidance represents an important opportunity for the Secretary of State to express formal and public views on how the powers of the statutory senior traffic commissioner might be exercised—particularly to benefit the industries that the traffic commissioners regulate.

The consultation exercise seeks views on the content of the proposed guidance. The consultation runs until 21 July and the final guidance will be issued as soon as possible thereafter. The Government expect the senior traffic commissioner to respond formally to the guidance, seeking views via a separate public consultation exercise.

Copies of the consultation will be available on the Department for Transport's website at http://www.dft. gov.uk/consultations/open/trafficcommissioner, and are available in the Libraries of both Houses.