HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 c244W
26. Mr. Watson

asked the Minister of Transport if he is satisfied with the present level of rural bus services.

Mr. Fowler

No. That is why the Transport Bill aims to relax licensing control to make it easier for private operators to introduce new bus services and for people to share private small vehicles. These changes will give rural areas a wider choice of transport facilities and increase county councils' options in deciding how best to support public transport.