Tube Strikes (Supplementary) [6]

Session date: 
May 23, 2001
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Angie Bray: Well, you do not seem to be able quite to bring yourself to side with Londoners on this occasion -

The Mayor: I thought I just did!

Angie Bray: Urging people not to strike is not the same as condemning the threatened strike. At the very least, could you do something to alleviate the misery of Londoners, if the strikes go ahead, and agree to arrange - we do have plenty of notice - extra car parking and more buses, to make sure that their day of getting around London is to some extent made easier?

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Answer for Tube Strikes (Supplementary) [6]

Answer for Tube Strikes (Supplementary) [6]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

That was a complaint during the last two strikes - that Transport for London did not run more buses. There aren't any more buses. The buses are all in use. We do not have a stock of unused buses. These are private companies, and if they could make more money out of this, they would produce more buses and run them.