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Transport: Urban Areas

Volume 473: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to amend the governance and structure of urban transport authorities. (192407)

The Local Transport Bill, currently under consideration includes powers to enable authorities in urban areas and elsewhere outside London to carry out reviews of their existing transport governance arrangements and structures and to propose changes. These changes could then be enacted through secondary legislation.

The Government will consider whether to introduce secondary legislation applying to any particular area in the light of the review undertaken locally.