HC Deb 21 April 1983 vol 41 c170W
Q18. Mr. Beith

asked the Prime Minister what consideration she has given to the subject of rural transport.

The Prime Minister

We attach considerable importance to transport in rural areas. One of the keynotes of our policy is to encourage new types of service, such as community buses and postbuses, which can meet the transport needs of rural areas more economically. Our significant programme of bypasses will help those who live in the country and the Serpell report will provide an opportunity for a searching debate on the right level of train services for rural areas.