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Committee examines impact of Equality Act 2010 on transport

3 November 2015

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On Tuesday 3 November, the House of Lords Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability focuses its investigation on issues around transport, and the impact that the legislation has had.


Tuesday 3 November, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 3.20pm:

  • Graham Pendlebury, Director Local Transport, Department for Transport
  • Keith Richards, Chair, Disabled Peoples Transport Advisory Committee
  • Gwynneth Pedler, Transport for All

At approximately 4.30pm:

  • David Sindall, Association of Train Operating Companies
  • Simon Posner, Chief Executive, Confederation of Passenger Transport

Possible questions

Questions in the first session include:

  • Why do you believe that the Act has been a 'backward step'?
  • What would improve the situation - better enforcement or revised legislation?
  • What is the Government doing to incorporate taxi accessibility into the legislation?
  • Are local authorities making adequate use of their powers to make sure existing and new transport infrastructure is accessible?
  • What is the view of the disabled community on shared road space?

In the second session questions include:

  • What can be done to improve accessibility at stations?
  • Do bus drivers and station staff receive adequate disability awareness training?
  • Are regulations on provision of audio-visual information properly enforced?

Further information

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