SPECIAL REPORT: GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO BUS SERVICES AFTER THE SPENDING REVIEW
The Transport Select Committee has today published its Ninth Special Report of Session 2010–12, Bus Services after the Spending Review: Government response to the Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2010–12, (HC 1550) on Monday 24 October 2011 at 9.30 am.
Commenting on the government response committee chair, Louise Ellman said, “Our inquiry examined the initial impacts of cuts in spending on supported bus services this year. The reduction in services already seen will only get worse as the deeper cuts in funding take effect next year. It’s vital the Government maps the impact of these cuts properly and publishes the information it gathers.
“It’s also crucial that the Department for Transport actively encourages local authorities and integrated transport authorities to use the provisions of the Local Transport Act as a means to make better use of limited resources, especially in areas where ‘supported services’ are under threat.”
The Report is available from the Committee’s website: Transport Committee Publications or may be purchased from TSO—Tel: 08457 023474.