§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will summarise the response to his draft regulations which include provisions relating to the risk of people being trapped in power-operated bus doors; what action he now proposes to take, including provision of finance; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Portillo
In my reply to the hon. Member on 27 July I said that I was consulting on whether the proposed new measures for centre doors should be applied to buses already in service. I now propose that they should so apply and will lay the appropriate order shortly. No special provision for funding will be made.