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Transport Minister to be questioned on the provision of bus services outside London

15 April 2021

Next week the Transport Committee will hear from Baroness Vere, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, on Bus Back Better: National Bus Strategy for England. In this one-off session, MPs will scrutinise the Government’s vision and plans for delivering better bus services across the country.


Wednesday 21 April

9.30am to 10.15am

  • Graham Vidler, Chief Executive, Confederation of Passenger Transport
  • John Carr, Board Member, Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers
  • Mark Kemp, Director of Environment and Infrastructure, Hertfordshire County Council

10.15am to 11.15am

  • Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport
  • Stephen Fidler, Director for Local Transport at Department for Transport

Purpose of the session

MPs will question the minister on:

  • how the Government plans to improve bus services over this Parliament, including how it plans to spend the £3billion it has allocated to transform bus services over this period.
  • whether the National Bus Strategy is a credible response to the challenges facing the bus industry and the country, both now and in the future, including Covid-19, climate change and the need to level-up the country.
  • how this strategy will be delivered on the ground, especially within local transport authorities.

The focus of this session is on the provision of bus services outside London, as responsibility for buses in London is devolved.

Further information

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