HC Deb 04 March 1997 vol 291 c546W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of rural residents who live more than half a mile from a bus route; and if he will make a statement. [18405]

Mr. Watts

Information from the national travel survey indicates that about 12 per cent. of rural residents live further than 13 minutes, walking time from a bus stop, which equates to about half a mile in distance.