§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
None. Our recently published Green Paper, "Keep Scotland Moving", (Cm 3565) however recognised the clear role of transport 137W in rural areas of Scotland in enhancing accessibility, promoting economic development and preventing depopulation.