Rural Bus Services (Utility Vehicles)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd April 1958.

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Photo of Sir William Anstruther-Gray Sir William Anstruther-Gray , Berwickshire and East Lothian 12:00 am, 2nd April 1958

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps he is taking to draw the attention of potential omnibus operators in rural areas to his new regulations pemitting the use of 12-seat singly-operated utility vehicles.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

On the day the regulations were laid, we issued a Press notice about the changes, which was extensively quoted in the national Press. Copies of the Press notice were also sent to more than 40 organisations, and their help was sought in bringing the new regulations to the notice of all who they thought might benefit from them.

Photo of Sir William Anstruther-Gray Sir William Anstruther-Gray , Berwickshire and East Lothian

Will my hon. Friend urge Traffic Commissioners to give all possible encouragement to rural bus operators?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

They have already been urged to do so, and are giving it.