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Summarising views received about our consultation on the abolition of the Disabled Persons Transport Committee (DPTAC).
Consultation about what successor arrangements should be put in place if Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) is abolished. We are seeking to ensure that any successor arrangement will continue to provide the department with consensual, pan-disability advice in a flexible way, and that any arrangement represents value for money.
The cross-government review of non department public bodies carried out in October 2010 concluded that reform was needed to increase accountability, reduce duplication of activity, improve transparency and discontinue obsolete activities. In line with the goals of this review, the department needs to ensure it continues to have access to specialist advice on the practical issues facing disabled people using the transport network.
The department has developed a number of options for securing specialist advice on disability transport issues should the department make an order to abolish DPTAC.