HC Deb 30 March 1955 vol 539 cc357-8
36. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what methods of persuasion he is using to prevent the withdrawal of country omnibus services.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Hexham (Mr. Speir) on 16th February.

Mr. Callaghan

As I do not know what that answer was, may I ask the Minister—[HON. MEMBERS: " It is in HANSARD."] I know, but I do not carry all the HANSARDS around with me. May I ask the Minister, as his powers of persuasion seem to be in inverse ratio to the withdrawal of country bus services, what practical steps he is taking in order to maintain production in agriculture?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

If the hon. Gentleman would read the answer to which I have referred him, he would find illumination and guidance.

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