§ 145. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the complaints from residents in Newport concerning, the present arrangements of having a central bus stop at Factory Road in the midst of a residential area; and why the proposal supported by the Newport Borough Council, of arranging the stopping place in Faulkner Road, is being held up by his Department.
§ Mr. Callaghan
The Newport Borough Council have applied for sanction to raise a loan to provide a bus station at Faulkner Road. The Corporation are seeking agreement on a number of points with the operators and other interests concerned, and have promised to notify the Licensing Authority for Public Service Vehicles of the results. Until their discussions have been concluded my right hon. Friend cannot consider the application for loan sanction nor can the Licensing Authority consider any application for a change in the routes concerned.