Bus Services: Franchises

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th February 2016.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the costs of bus franchising outside London.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The actual costs and benefits will depend on how franchising is implemented at the local level. The potential impacts of the Buses Bill proposals will be set out in the Impact Assessment which will accompany the introduction of the Bill.

When considering the costs of bus franchising it will be important for the authority to consider alternatives as well as the costs and benefits of proposals.

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