HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 cc53-4W
24. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to discuss with bus operators the European Union proposal that the percentage of passengers standing on buses should be increased.

Dr. Mawhinney

My Department is in regular contact with both the manufacturing and operating sides of the bus industry and is very much aware of their concerns about the proposed EC Bus and Coach Directive.

My hon. Friend, the Minister for Local Transport and Road Safety will shortly be meeting representatives from both sides of the industry specifically to discuss the full implications of the proposal.