§ 80. Mr. D. Marshall
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered the petition sent him by the hon. Member for Bodmin and signed by the Mayor 290W of Lostwithiel and many others reasserting that the Western National Bus Co. should run a daily service from Lostwithiel to St. Austell at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and return from St. Austell to Lostwithiel at 5.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. respectively; and what action he is taking in this matter.
§ Mr. Barnes
I have sent the petition to the licensing authority with whom rests the responsibility of deciding in the first instance whether additional services shall be provided. They have informed me that they will consider any specific evidence from the local authority of the need to increase the bus service, taking into account all existing passenger transport facilities.