Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.


31 OCT 2019

Audio Visual on Buses

Thank you very much for writing to me about Audio Visual next stop announcements on buses. The question was raised in Parliament this month and the following answer was provided on October 21st by Ms Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury.

The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a public consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain.

We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year. This follows the Government's commitment, set out in the Inclusive Transport Strategy, to invest £2 million towards ensuring that audio visual equipment is installed on buses.

I will continue to push for action on these commitments if I am re-elected in December.

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