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Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many notifications have been given of new services, alterations to services or withdrawal of services, respectively, by bus operators in each region and islands area since 26 January.

Registrations of bus services in Scotland are the responsibility of the traffic commissioner for the Scottish traffic area. However, I understand that in Scotland there have been 57 new services registered to operate from 26 January 1987, 220 variations to existing services and 69 withdrawals of previously registered services. These figures are still provisional and are not available broken down by region and islands area.