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Part of High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Independent, Bury South 6:30 pm, 15th July 2019

I say genuinely to the right hon. Gentleman that that is a false choice. In Greater Manchester, thanks to changes the Government have made, we are seeking finally to have the capacity to reintegrate, re-coordinate and, where appropriate, re-regulate our buses. However, the level of subsidy per commuter in Greater Manchester, compared with London, is frankly shocking in terms of the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s capacity to radically improve bus services across the conurbation. I genuinely say to the right hon. Gentleman—this is not a party political point—