Bus Services

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a comparative assessment of the cost (a) to consumers and (b) of the provision of bus services in (i) London and (ii) Newcastle.

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

Bus fares and services in London are the responsibility of Transport for London. Outside London, bus fares and services are deregulated and set by bus operators. We have no plans to carry out a comparative assessment of the cost to consumers and the cost of provision of bus services.

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