Concern (Supplementary) [7]

Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

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Equally, Mr Mayor, the relationship is such that TfL, you control the fare box. So, if the bus drivers are having to help accommodate another 800,000 people on the buses every day during the Olympics, then that funding does come back I think to TfL. So clearly there is a responsibility for a service you commission, but I am encouraged by what you have had to say, Mr Mayor and Peter, and I just hope that you do not leave it there and think that you have acquitted your responsibility. If the employers do not respond, I would like to know that you are ready with your next move.

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Answer for Concern (Supplementary) [7]

Answer for Concern (Supplementary) [7]

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Boris Johnson (Chair of Transport for London): I hope you will join us now in thinking that, if the employers do not respond, then that is a massive abrogation of their duties in the run-up to the Olympic Games and it would be quite stunning frankly if they do not now pull their fingers out and get on and do a deal.

Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London): For the public record we should say that actually they have a duty to do so, because we have also contracted with nearly all of them for additional services for the Olympics, to the value of several million pounds, on which I would expect there will be a margin, and I expect some of that money also to be added to the ODA money in order to do a satisfactory deal with the employees.