HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 c135W
17. Dr. Palmer

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to facilitate joint ticketing between public transport companies. [112583]

Mr. Spellar

Operators may agree ticketing schemes falling within the block exemption from the Competition Act 1998. Local authorities have statutory powers to make ticketing schemes for buses, with or without tram or rail connections.

My Department has encouraged the Journey Solutions organisation to deliver a simple add-on bus option to rail tickets called PlusBus.