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Bus Services: Finance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 137313, tabled on 9 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has conducted an equality impact assessment of (a) reductions to (i) bus services and (ii) night bus services over the last 10 years and (b) any proposals for further changes to bus services and funding.

Answered on

17 March 2022

Local Transport Authorities are responsible for complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty. The Department’s role includes enabling and encouraging LTAs to provide good bus services for everyone. An equality impact assessment of reductions to bus services and to night bus services over the last 10 years has not been undertaken by the Department.

The equalities impacts of the National Bus Strategy were assessed as part of its development.