HC Deb 06 May 1959 vol 605 c49W
75. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is aware that the closing down of rural omnibus services in Lincolnshire is causing great hardship to village people; and if he will set up a committee to investigate all the aspects of rural transport and so help to retard the drift of population from the smaller villages to the towns.

Mr. Watkinson

I know that bus operators in Lincolnshire and elsewhere have been forced to withdraw some of their uneconomic services, and I very much hope that the reduction in vehicle tax will help substantially to arrest the decline. I fully realise the difficulties of those who are left without other means of transport, and I will bear my hon. Friend's suggestion in mind.