Andrew Dismore AM: Thank you, Chairman. In Barnet and Camden there have been recent cuts to bus services. There have been consultations on some of these; for example, on the complete cut of a route like the original route 13, but the problem is that the outcomes of the consultations are ignored anyway.
If there are frequency reductions, there is no consultation at all, and that can be compounded if there are several routes cut in this way at different times. For example, Golders Green to Finchley Road via Childs Hill has seen an 8% reduction overall; Finchley Road to Park Road via Swiss Cottage has had an 18% reduction.
Following on the points that have been made, is it not right that if there is this sort of salami-slicing of routes, there should be some consultation at some stage to make sure that people’s views are considered and, more importantly, that those views are actually listened to rather than it being just an exercise?