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Bus Services: Franchises

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 26490, tabled on 9 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the costs of bus franchising outside London.

Answered on

15 February 2016

The actual costs and benefits will depend on how franchising is implemented at the local level. The potential impacts of the Buses Bill proposals will be set out in the Impact Assessment which will accompany the introduction of the Bill.

When considering the costs of bus franchising it will be important for the authority to consider alternatives as well as the costs and benefits of proposals.