Bus Services: Disability

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th July 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish an update on the commitment in the Inclusive Transport Strategy to develop a monitoring and enforcement framework for mandatory bus driver disability awareness training by 2018.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport

The Department for Transport publishes annual bus statistics which include an assessment of the proportion of operators requiring relevant staff to undertake disability awareness training consistent with relevant legislation. The most recent release indicated that 98% of staff worked for bus operators that mandated this training. The Department continues to engage with industry and regulators to ensure a proportionate approach to enforcement is followed.

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