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Bus Services

Volume 181: debated on Monday 26 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received regarding bus services in rural areas and off-peak hours.

I have received very few representations about bus services in rural areas and in off-peak hours. Bus mileage overall has increased by 19 per cent. and local authorities are able to subsidise those socially necessary services which are not provided by operators on a commercial basis.