§ Mr. Hoyle
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidelines and advice he has issued to(a) manufacturers and (b) purchasers of buses about access for disabled people since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. 
§ Mr. Norris
The Department of Transport has set up working groups with both manufacturers and operators of buses to discuss the regulations that will be drawn up under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
We will also shortly be publishing the first in a series of information bulletins which will report the progress we are making in implementing the transport provisions of the Act. Bulletins will be circulated widely to manufacturers and operators, as well as to local authorities and to disability organisations. When regulations are made under part V of the Act we will issue separate detailed guidance to all those affected.