Public Transport: Women

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 8 June 2023.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure the safety of women and girls on public transport.

Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

As part of the cross-government Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, the Department appointed two independent Violence Against Women and Girls Transport Champions, who published 13 recommendations as part of a review in March 2022. The Department is working closely with the Home Office and with the Department for Education to respond to the review to improve the safety of women and girls on transport. Since 2019, the British Transport Police has enhanced its approach to combatting VAWG, complemented by the Chief Constable’s own personal commitment.

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