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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 8th September 2016.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:34 am, 8th September 2016

I am sure there will be ample time to have those discussions, which will of course be relevant to Members across the House who have rural constituencies. There are some real challenges; many rural bus services provide a vital lifeline to what is often a minority of people due to the spread of car ownership. So the customer base shrinks, but those services are still important. I hope that the debate will encompass other things, such as the use of new technology to help provide community transport services, which in my constituency and others are providing a useful additional form of support to people living in villages.