National Bus Strategy: England

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 15th March 2021.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport 5:15 pm, 15th March 2021

My hon. Friend is absolutely right about that. He will be interested to hear that part of this strategy is £20 million for rural bus services to try out different approaches. I am pleased to say that of the 17 local authorities that are being provided with some of that money, Cumbria County Council is due to get £1.5 million. I hope that he will work with it to deliver better services for all his constituents.