To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 205992, what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to require bus operators (a) Arriva, (b) Comfort DelGro and (c) RATP franchise to report their bus safety performance data on an annual basis.
London bus services are the responsibility of Transport for London and the London Mayor who is responsible for all aspects of services including bus safety.
Bus services outside London are deregulated and provided on a commercial basis by private operators. It is for individual local transport authorities in those areas to determine what powers in the Bus Services Act 2017 are used to address bus safety issues. For example, under a franchising scheme, bus operators could be required, by the franchising authority, to provide bus safety data at specified intervals.