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Transport Policy

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport to what extent in formulating Her Majesty's Government's transport policy he takes employment needs and tourism potential of an area into account.

The interests of the passenger are my prime consideration. Trains and buses should be free to go when and where their passengers want to go; and airports and airlines should be free to meet the demands of the passengers, whether in pursuit of tourism or employment.