HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 cc199-200W
41. Mr. Whitney

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will encourage innovations in rural transport; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Fowler

Yes. The Government's response to the eighth report from the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries on innovations in rural bus services, published on 1 November, makes it clear that the Government intend to encourage innovations and improvements in rural transport. That is also one of the aims of the legislation on bus licensing which I shall be bringing forward in the near future.

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