§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 on the transport sector, with particular reference to the rail sector. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Before accessibility regulations were implemented for new trains, buses and coaches under the Disability Discrimination Act, we published full assessments of the costs to industry of compliance with the regulations. These assessments were made on the basis of extensive and detailed consultation with manufacturers and operators. Since implementation, we have continued to maintain a close dialogue with industry, as well as with disabled people, to ensure the regulations are working effectively.