Public Transport

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to further enable local authorities to encourage and prioritise the use of public transport on the road network by civil enforcement of traffic contraventions; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Almost all local authorities in England have now taken on civil enforcement powers for parking and bus lane contraventions, and the Department for Transport is engaged in discussions with several local authorities which have not yet adopted these powers but are interested in doing so. It is for each local authority to determine how it wishes to apply these powers, subject to the restrictions of legislation and statutory guidance. The Department has no current plans to enable local authorities outside London to take on civil enforcement powers for moving traffic offences, which are a matter for the police.

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