HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c88
Mr. Ian Stewart (Eccles)

It is my pleasure to present a petition signed my constituent Sandra Dutson and more than 10,000 other users and supporters of Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Ltd., otherwise known as Ring and Ride. The petition states: The present system of rebates of fuel duty paid to commercial passenger transport companies who operate scheduled public transport services is not paid to ring and ride or dial-a-ride services. We consider that this system unfairly discriminates against persons with mobility difficulties, to whom these services are the equivalent of normal bus services, which they are physically unable to use. To lie upon the Table.