Policy paper

Government response to a report on transport accessibility

Response to the Transport Committee's report about disabled people’s access to transport.


Government's response to the Transport Committee's report on 'Disabled people's access to transport: a year's worth of improvements?'

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This memorandum provides the government’s response to the Transport Committee’s ‘Disabled people’s access to transport: a year’s worth of improvements?’ report.

We welcome the committee’s further report and their acknowledgement that disabled people’s access to transport is generally improving. We expect that the measures in the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, which received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005, will have a significant impact on the day-to-day mobility of disabled people. We will be seeking to introduce the act’s transport provisions as soon as practicable.

Published 19 May 2005