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Youth Select Committee

The Youth Select Committee has heard evidence on public transport and young people on 6 July 2012.

Public transport was identified as a priority by the UK Youth Parliament in 2011.

The committee was asked to look at safe, affordable and accessible transport for young people and to make recommendations to decision makers.

The Youth Select Committee will publish the report in September 2012 with a government response to follow.

The committee is designed to mirror the UK Parliament's select committee structure and gives young people the opportunity to scrutinise and hold enquiries into topics of importance to them.

Witnesses at the oral evidence session included Norman Baker, transport minister, and Children's Minister Tim Loughton.

Further evidence was heard from Transport for London (TfL), the Passenger Transport Executive Group (Pteg) and the Dales Integrated Transport Alliance; followed by representatives from the Staffordshire Youth Council; the Hertfordshire Youth Council and the Suffolk Youth Council.

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