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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5th March 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow 9:30 am, 5th March 2015

Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the Government ignored the views of the people of the north-east when they ploughed ahead with the privatisation of the east coast main line. Will they back the wishes of the people of the north-east in introducing a quality contract scheme for the operation of our bus services, so that the buses can be put into the people’s hands and taken out of the hands of profiteers?