To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in the (a) number and (b) frequency of bus services serving (i) the North West, (ii) Merseyside and (iii) Wallasey constituency in each of the last eight years.
1 November 2018
Data on vehicle miles on local bus services by local authority and regional area, including Merseyside and the North West region, is available for the years 2013/14 to 2016/17 in the data table BUS0208 in the Annual Bus Statistics for each respective year at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/bus-statistics#published-in-2018 .
Bus operators must register their services with a Traffic Commissioner in the traffic area in which the service operates. The Traffic Commissioners’ annual reports provide information on the number of live local bus registrations in the North Western Traffic Area as at 31 March of each year; this information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traffic-commissioners-annual-reports. The report for the year ending March 2010 can be found here: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131113220328/https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/traffic-commissioners-annual-reports
Figures for Wallasey constituency are not held.