HC Deb 07 July 1965 vol 715 cc240-1W
Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Transport what encouragement is given by his Department, in areas where bus services have been discontinued, to individuals or companies prepared to institute limited services; and if he will take steps to remove obstacles to the introduction of such services.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The Traffic Commissioners are ready to help and advise anyone wishing to apply for a licence to run a bus service. They decide such applications on their merits. There should be no obstacle, provided the service meets a public need and does not compete harmfully with other services.