Transport Committee continues inquiry into competition in local bus market

17 April 2012

The Transport Committee takes further oral evidence for its inquiry into competition in the local bus market on 17 April and 16 May. The Committee also invites further written evidence in the light of the Government's recent response to the Competition Commission's report


Tuesday 17 April 2012

Committee Room 5, House of Commons

10.05 am

  • Beverley Bell, Acting Senior Traffic Commissioner

10.45 am


  • Mike Cooper, Executive Director, UK Bus Operations

Association of Local Bus Company Managers (ALBUM)

  • James Freeman, Chief Executive Officer of Reading Buses

Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT)

  • Steve Salmon, Director of Policy Development

First Group

  • Giles Fearnley, Managing Director UK Bus

11.30 am


  • Bobby Morton, National Officer for Passenger Transport
  • Martin Mayer - Unite Executive Member for Passenger Transport


  • Phil Bialyk, Regional Organiser, South West England

Wednesday 16 May 2012

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

2.15 pm

Transport for London

  • Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner of Transport

2.40 pm

Competition Commission

  • Jeremy Peat, Chairman
  • Douglas Cooper, Inquiry Director
  • Adam Land, Director of Remedies

3.30 pm

  • Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport

Timings are approximate; sessions may start earlier or later than advertised. Witnesses are subject to change and additional witnesses may be added. Please check our website nearer the time for the location.

Call for further written evidence

Government response to the Competition Commission's report

The Government published its response to the Competition Commission's final report on 26 March. It has largely accepted the Commission's recommendations. Any organisation or individual wishing to submit written evidence to the Committee’s in the light of the Government's response should do so by 30 April.

Details of how to submit written evidence and the terms of reference for this inquiry are available:

Further Information

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