Graham Brady – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Graham Brady on 2016-02-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the costs of bus franchising outside London.

Andrew Jones

The actual costs and benefits will depend on how franchising is implemented at the local level. The potential impacts of the Buses Bill proposals will be set out in the Impact Assessment which will accompany the introduction of the Bill.

When considering the costs of bus franchising it will be important for the authority to consider alternatives as well as the costs and benefits of proposals.