§ 104. Mr. Peyton
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will appoint an inter-departmental committee to carry out a comprehensive examination of passenger transport in rural areas.
§ Mr. Watkinson
I have this problem under constant review and my own and other interested Departments are now studying the question of rural bus services in the light of the evidence available, including the valuable Report of the Northumberland Rural Community Council. As my hon. Friend will know, I have this year modified the regulations to make it possible for small buses to be used on stage services in rural areas.