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Bus Services

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has received since deregulation was introduced about the quality of bus services in (a) Scotland and (b) Glasgow; and how many of them referred to (i) the frequency of the service for any specific line, (ii) the frequency of the service in general, (iii) price increases and (iv) the problems of elderly people in rural areas.

The following table shows the number of representations received by the Scottish Development Department since deregulation clay 26 October 1986 about the quality of bus services generally and by category.

Representations about the quality of bus servicesNumber
All Scotland135
Glasgow20
Representations referring to:
i. frequency of the service for any specific line (including withdrawals)64
ii. frequency of the service in general (including withdrawals)23
iii. price increases6
iv. problems of elderly people in rural areas2
Four petitions about specific routes and about the effects of deregulation in general have also been received.