§ Mr. Gordon Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment. Transport and the Regions what plans he has to meet representatives of coach and tour operators to discuss(a) the priority reservation of front seats in coaches for disabled people and (b) other improvements to accommodate the needs of the disabled traveller. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The allocation of seats in an operational issue for coach operators.
We are, however, actively pursuing other improvements to ensure coaches are easier to use by disabled people. Discussions have been taking place with the bus and coach industry, both operating and manufacturing, to consider the detail of the accessibility regulations which will be introduced under the Disability Discrimination Act.