Clause 33 - Employer-subsidised public transport business services

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Michael Jack Michael Jack Conservative, Fylde 4:30 pm, 16th May 2002

As usual, the Financial Secretary is giving us a clear and eloquent explanation for the move that the Government want to make. However, the tramway between Blackpool and Fleetwood meets the criteria that he has already enunciated and provides, in terms of a local stopping service, a parallel service to a bus operation because the road runs parallel to it. The man on the tram gets no help, but the man on the bus does. What is the logic?