To ask the Secretary of State for Transport
(1) what proportion of bus and train providers she expects to have fulfilled their accessibility targets by (a) 2010 and (b) 2020;
(2) what steps her Department has taken to encourage bus and train providers to meet the deadlines under Part 5 of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 for accessibility;
(3) what proportion of bus and train providers have met the accessibility goals set by the Government.
Latest figures showed that 58 per cent. of buses were low floor and wheelchair accessible at
Over 4,700 accessible rail vehicles have been introduced into service since 1998 when the accessibility regulations took effect.