Bus Staff (Violence Protection)

Transport written question – answered on 24th October 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the protection of passengers and staff from violence on buses.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The Department for Transport regularly receives correspondence from MPs and the public on a range of bus issues including issues around the safety and security of bus passengers.

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No7 people think not

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Mike Carver
Posted on 25 Oct 2006 6:28 pm (Report this annotation)

And does what with it?

Mark Bestford
Posted on 25 Oct 2006 6:32 pm (Report this annotation)

How many? 2 a month? 20 a month? 200 a month? How many of those are concerning safety? 1? 10?

Sorry, but that response falls far short of answering the question.

Ian Seale
Posted on 25 Oct 2006 9:39 pm (Report this annotation)

what a lousy answer, you can almost hear the groans in the house.
What routes?
What is being done?
Has anyone undertaken a full cost analysis of unimagined impact of removing bus conductors?
Maybe their re-introduction should be considered?