HC Deb 21 March 1990 vol 169 cc655-6W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what controls exist over the(a) production and (b) use of open-platform public buses; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

[holding answer 20 March 1990]: Open-platform buses may not be used on local services without a conductor. Apart from this, open-platform public service vehicles are subject to the regulations and certification procedures that apply to all large PSVs.