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Rural Transport

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what subsequent progress has been made in the provision of public transport in rural areas following the introduction of pilot schemes involving the use of postal buses in Devon and East Anglia; and if he will make a statement.

The pilot studies carried out by the Department in Devon and West Suffolk examined the scope for local initiatives where conventional public transport is not available. Postal bus services can make a contribution in certain circumstances, and there are now 24 such services in England and Wales.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is yet able to make a statement on his consideration of the problems associated with transport in rural areas.