HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c20W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list those bus companies which have had prohibition notices issued against them in the last 12 months. [138844]

Mr. Hill

Details of operators and any prohibitions which they receive are not released because they might be open to misinterpretation.

Prohibitions issued to bus operators by the Vehicle Inspectorate are monitored by Traffic Commissioners. They consider whether an operator should be called to appear at a Public Inquiry (under the Public Passengers Vehicles Act 1981) and decide whether disciplinary action is appropriate.

In the financial year ending 31 March 2000, disciplinary action was taken against bus and coach operators on 172 occasions.

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