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Bus Services (Wales) Bill

Purpose of the consultation

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Bus Services (Wales) Bill  (‘the Bill’). Further details about the Bill can be found on the Committee’s Bill page.


Consultation: Terms of reference


To consider:


  • The general principles of the Bus Services (Wales) Bill and whether there is a need for legislation to deliver the Bill’s stated policy intentions. In coming to a view on this you may wish to consider addressing the individual sections of the Bill


  • The provisions of the Bill in relation to:

    (i) Giving local authorities the power to:


  • Establish Welsh Partnership Schemes

(Sections 2-12);


  • Establish Welsh Franchising Schemes

(Section 13-20);


  • Request information from bus operators operating in their area in relation to either of the above schemes (Section 21); and


  • Establish and run Local Authority owned bus services (Section 22).


(ii) Placing requirements on bus operators to:


  • Provision of service information by operators of local services (Section 23); and


  • Power to require information about bus services (Section 24).


(iii) The power to make consequential provisions by regulations (Section 27).


(iv) The consequential and supplemental amendments contained in the Schedule.


  • Any potential barriers to the implementation of the Bill’s provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them;


  • The appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out in Chapter 5 of Part 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum and, the Statement of Policy Intent);


  • Whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill;


  • The financial implications of the Bill (as set out in the Regulatory Impact Assessment).


The deadline for submissions is 24 April 2020.


Providing Written Evidence


The Welsh Parliament has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in the Welsh Parliament proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


Disclosure of information


Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

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Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN




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