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Deregulated bus transport

EDM (Early Day Motion) 382: tabled on 06 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned with the adequacy of deregulated bus services in England outside London; notes the near unanimous consensus that the current system is not delivering for passengers and the multitude of reports finding as such; further notes that in England alone, average fares have increased 403 percent since deregulation, ridership has fallen almost 40 percent, and some 3,000 routes have been cut; acknowledges the many complaints from passengers concerning poor reliability and fragmented service; further acknowledges the harms caused by the breakdown of bus services, including on access to work, healthcare, and community; recognises that buses provide an essential service and account for some 4 billion journeys per year; further recognises that attractive and convenient local bus services are important to meeting the Government’s climate goals; believes that structural changes are necessary for improving local bus services; and calls on the Government to ease the process for local authorities to franchise bus services, repeal the ban on municipal bus services, support local authorities making use of these options, and adopt a minimum service frequencies standard that all people can rely on.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2021
Blackburn
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2021
Birkenhead
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2021
Hemsworth
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2021
Bath
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 September 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Wansbeck
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Rochdale
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Denton and Reddish
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Gateshead
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 19 September 2021
Leeds Central
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
City of Durham
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 September 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Norwich South
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Knowsley
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 20 September 2021
East Lothian
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 September 2021
St Albans
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 September 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 September 2021
Huddersfield
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 21 September 2021
South Shields
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 September 2021
Sheffield Central
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 22 September 2021
Streatham
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 23 September 2021
Swansea West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.