DfT response to written question: Community Buses

The Department for Transport has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (216368):

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the publication of the Government response to the consultation on the application of EU Regulation 1071/2009 and proposed exemptions for community transport providers operating for non-commercial purposes. (216368)

Answer: Ms Nusrat Ghani:

Almost 500 consultation responses were received about how EU Regulation 1071/2009 applies to Transport Act 1985 permits, and over 550 community transport operators, local authorities and passengers attended the consultation events across Great Britain.

The Department is still working to address all the legal and other issues raised by the Regulation and we intend to announce the Government’s response shortly.