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Bus Services: Disability

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 221895, tabled on 23 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the consequence for his policies of the decision in the Appeal Court in the case of Doug Paulley v First Bus Group.

Answered on

2 February 2015

The Government believes that disabled people should have the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel as other members of society. I have noted the Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in respect of Mr Doug Paulley and First Bus Group and will continue to follow this ongoing legal action closely.

There are currently no plans to amend domestic legislation or to alter the current arrangements relating to the accessibility of buses on local or scheduled services.