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Minibuses (Rural Areas)

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to permit the use of minibus services from rural areas to larger town areas, in view of the inadequacy of the national omnibus group services.

I wish to encourage any initiatives to provide new bus services in rural areas. The changes to the licensing system made by the Transport Bill are designed to do just that.