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Bus Services: EU Action

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the EU Commission’s proposal for bus passenger rights on bus passengers; and what response the Government has made to the damage liability for operators contained in the proposal. (248089)

The Department for Transport is currently preparing an initial impact assessment on the European Commission’s proposal for a new regulation on bus and coach passenger rights, which will include an assessment of the costs and benefits to both passengers and operators. The Department will shortly be consulting on the proposal to help inform the Government’s position and it is intended that the initial impact assessment will form part of that consultation. An explanatory memorandum (EM 16933/08) on the proposal was submitted to Parliament on 13 January 2009, copies are available in the Libraries of the House.