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Bus Services

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new public buses have been introduced in the last five years. (225607)

The numbers (to the nearest thousand) of buses and coaches1 newly registered in the public service vehicle taxation class2 in the last five years were as follows:

1 Figures for buses and coaches are not available separately.

2 The figures relate only to those buses and coaches taxed in the public service vehicle taxation class when first registered. Buses and coaches initially registered for private use and subsequently brought into public service are therefore excluded from the figures in the table, while vehicles taken into private use subsequent to registration will be included in the statistics.

Number (thousand)

2003

8,400

2004

8,300

2005

8,900

2006

7,600

2007

9,000