HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c40W
45. Mr. David Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what action his Department has taken with regard to express coach safety standards since the passage of the Transport Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

The Transport Act 1980 paved the way for the introduction of public service vehicle operator licensing in April 1981, and the statutory annual public service vehicle test in January 1982. Both these measures have helped with the improvement of maintenance and safety standards throughout the bus and coach industry, which are kept under constant review by my Department.

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