Bus Services: Greater Manchester

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Jim McMahon Jim McMahon Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Devolution)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what power the Mayor of Greater Manchester has to franchise bus services; and whether the Government has provided additional funding to facilitate such franchising.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The Bus Services Act 2017 gave Mayoral Combined Authorities, including Greater Manchester, the powers they need to franchise buses. No additional funding has been provided to Greater Manchester Combined Authority to facilitate such franchising.

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