Commitments (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
October 17, 2001
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


There are quite a few things about buses where we could read out a shopping list of things you have offered us as Londoners, and they may not all happen.

The Mayor: You are coming back to the subject of conductors, aren't you?

John Biggs: I am certainly thinking of conductors, because I think it is worth Londoners knowing that, in the draft budget for TfL, next year we are being asked to cough up £17 million for conductors, when the bus industry more or less universally believes that they do not have any value on buses that were not designed for them. And £17 million equates to a significant amount on people's council tax.

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Answer for Commitments (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Commitments (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Which is why it is now out for public consultation. My view very much is that having conductors on buses has a safety implication as well as implications for speed. When I -