Bus Services and Railways: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on enforcement of the mandatory requirement to wear face masks on (a) trains and (b) buses in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues on a range of matters, including on this issue. Department for Transport officials engaged closely with Home Office in designing the regulations to ensure that they achieve their public health objectives without unnecessarily burdening the police and operators; and to ensure that equalities considerations were considered and mitigated.

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