HC Deb 21 October 2003 vol 411 c476W
18. Mr. Stringer

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what studies he has undertaken to assess the impact of bus deregulation in metropolitan areas. [132977]

Mr. McNulty

The impact of bus deregulation was studied in the years following 1986. No recent studies have been undertaken but we continue to publish statistical data on kilometres operated, the cost of services, passenger satisfaction etc. We are in constant touch with the Passenger Transport Executives and major bus operators about local developments. Later today I shall be meeting representatives from Greater Manchester about bus regulation issues.