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Bill-by-bill summary: Queen's Speech at-a-glance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36320412

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...and just a coincidence that we'll be electing a mayor next May.

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(18/05/2016, 14:04)Adrian Wrote: Bill-by-bill summary: Queen's Speech at-a-glance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36320412

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...and just a coincidence that we'll be electing a mayor next May.

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I wonder what eezypeazy is thinking about bus franchising right now?
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(18/05/2016, 14:23)Andreos1 Wrote: I wonder what eezypeazy is thinking about bus franchising right now?
I'm a bit skeptical about the whole thing. Still of the opinion that major change needed, and I think that the Tories (of all people) putting a bill like this forward, speaks volumes on that.

My skepticism comes down to NECA's ability to run with something like this, as their QCS bid was highly embarrassing. I've still not seen a lessons learned from that, but the arrogance still appears to exist over at Nexus house.

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North East Mayor to get Transport Powers

And herein lies the real reason NECA and NEXUS decided not to appeal against the QCS decision. This was always on the cards and has now been confirmed. Sans Gateshead of course, but they can go...
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(18/05/2016, 17:39)Adrian Wrote: I'm a bit skeptical about the whole thing. Still of the opinion that major change needed, and I think that the Tories (of all people) putting a bill like this forward, speaks volumes on that.

My skepticism comes down to NECA's ability to run with something like this, as their QCS bid was highly embarrassing. I've still not seen a lessons learned from that, but the arrogance still appears to exist over at Nexus house.

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I think we both said the same somewhere else on the forum, when the devolution deal was first mooted. 

In principle, I am in favour - as long as it isn't another talking shop and an ineffective layer of politics.
However, I don't like the fact it has been decided for us and I am suspicious of any tory deal.

Similar to the PCC deal in place, I can see one person becoming a very rich individual out of this.

It would maybe make sense having the PCC and Mayor as one role. However the thought of Vera Baird having more power and influence, fills me with dread.
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Oops! Reads to me like the Chronicle report has jumped the gun somewhat... bus franchising isn't a done deal, and elected Mayors will have the option to choose enhanced partnerships, too...

Here we go again...
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Posts from yesterday moved into this thread.
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#8
Could we rename this thread 'Bus Services Bill', please - just for accuracy?
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(19/05/2016, 14:34)eezypeazy Wrote: Could we rename this thread 'Bus Services Bill', please - just for accuracy?

Agreed & done.
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https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-buses-bill

Andrew Jones (Bus Minister) and his speech from earlier this year, with regard to the Buses Bill.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-b...the-public
Official press release
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