Community Transport and the Department for Transport's proposed consultation Contents



1 Introduction

What is community transport?

Our inquiry and this Report

2 UK legislation and guidance and emerging concerns

Nature and scale of the CT sector

UK legislation and guidance on permit use

Transport Act 1985 on voluntary drivers

Permit holders tendering for contracts

Extent of competition in contestable markets

CTO safety standards

3 EU Regulations, legal challenges and events since 31 July

EC 1071/2009: common rules for road transport operators

Individual DVSA investigation of Erewash Community Transport Ltd

The DfT’s response following the DVSA’s findings

Letter of 31 July

Uncertainty about potential effects of 31 July letter

Real effects on local authority commissioning

Confusion about the status of the ECTL findings

The respective roles of DfT, DVSA and Traffic Commissioners

9 November clarification

4 Our recommendations for timing and scope of consultation

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

13 December 2017

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