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Public Transport: Night-time Economy

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 77418, tabled on 2 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of night-time public transport on the night-time economy.

Answered on

7 November 2022

We have been clear through the National Bus Strategy that partnerships and franchising arrangements must deliver more comprehensive services, including those which are socially or economically necessary. As part of the Strategy the Government plans to issue new guidance on ‘socially necessary’ services, expanding the category to include ‘economically necessary’ services such as those supporting the night time economy.