Robert Goodwill MP met with some representatives from the UK bus manufacturing industry.
The UK is fortunate to have three world-leading bus manufacturers operating in this country - Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL), Switch Mobility, and Wrightbus. Each of these companies produces a line of zero-emissions buses, supporting thousands of highly-skilled jobs, improving air quality, and boosting exports of UK-made green technologies.
The Government has committed to investing in 4,000 UK-made zero-emissions buses within the life of this Parliament.
Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby, former Transport Minister, and Chair of the APPG for the Bus and Coach Industry, said:
"The Prime Minister made a pledge to deliver 4,000, British-made zero-emissions buses by 2025. Whilst some progress has been made, there is a long way still to go if this pledge is to be delivered. The slower the progress, the longer air pollution will remain high in our towns and cities, and fewer jobs are being created by our UK bus manufacturers. The Bus and Coach Industry All-Party Parliamentary Group will hold the Government to account on delivering its pledges to our bus and coach manufacturers. As we look to build back better, and greener, from the COVID crisis, zero-emissions buses and coaches have a key role to play. With a Spending Review coming up, now is the time for the Government to invest heavily in UK-made zero-emissions buses, creating jobs across the UK, and building a greener future for our bus network.”