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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Franchises more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria local authorities will be expected to meet in order to implement bus franchising in their areas; and whether their performance against the criteria will be subject to independent assessment. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 25384 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Buses Bill will introduce new powers for local authorities to franchise their local bus services. The Bill is still being drafted and it is therefore too early to confirm the detail of the process that may be proposed through the Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T14:40:21.973Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T14:40:21.973Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames remove filter
450029
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Franchises more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effect of bus franchising on the vehicle manufacturing sector. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 25381 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>My Department has not yet entered into discussions with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effect of bus franchising on the vehicle manufacturing sector. My officials have however discussed proposals with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T14:50:54.263Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T14:50:54.263Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames remove filter
450030
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to maintain a strong commercial bus market. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 25380 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>Buses play a vital role as the backbone of our public transport system and are key to a healthy growing economy. We want to see the bus industry thrive and are introducing a Buses Bill which will provide local authorities and bus operators with a wider, more effective range of tools to improve local bus services. The Bill will include arrangements to allow commercial bus operators to work more effectively in partnership with local government and other local stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Government decided that financial support for bus services provided through the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) system – around £250m a year - should be protected as part of the 2015 spending round, preserving millions of bus passenger journeys. Around £200m of that is paid to individual bus operators, according to how much fuel they use in running their services. The remaining funding is paid to local authorities to help support bus services in their areas. DfT is reforming BSOG to make it more effective, and plans to publish details of changes to the system in early 2016. This should improve the grant’s effectiveness in supporting bus services, and provide better value to the taxpayer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T14:35:17.37Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T14:35:17.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames remove filter