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School Bus (Safety) Bill

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2008-09

Last updated: 26 October 2009 at 15:55

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Long title

A Bill to make requirements relating to the design and operation of school buses; to make provision about road safety training for drivers and users of school buses; to establish a School Bus Safety Council; and for connected purposes.


This Bill attempts to create a safety regime for school buses, with separate construction and use regulations. It would:

  • create an offence of overtaking a school bus when it is stationary
  • make provision for training for pupils and drivers
  • require the Secretary of State to make an annual report to Parliament on the issue
  • create a new School Bus Safety Council to monitor the effects and enforcement of the Bill.


Malcolm Bruce
Liberal Democrat

Current version of the Bill

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
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Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
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2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
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Royal Assent
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