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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th June 1979.

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Photo of Mr Ted Rowlands Mr Ted Rowlands , Merthyr Tydfil 12:00 am, 11th June 1979

Does the Secretary of State realise that his remark about even-handedness will be treated with total derision in South Wales valley communities which this weekend have suffered cuts not only in their rail transport but in their bus services in areas which are totally or heavily dependent on public transport? In addition to essential services, such as ambulances and farmers' needs, will he try to give some priority to public transport services in valley and other communities which are heavily dependent on them?