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Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th October 2019.

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Photo of John Mason John Mason Scottish National Party

I wanted to make a quick point by way of intervention, but I will make a speech instead, if that is acceptable, Presiding Officer.

I point out, especially to Labour members, that when I was a member of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee we heard evidence from Lothian Buses that the company’s being in public ownership or not made no difference to its services and their popularity.

There are many factors in bus decline, particularly in the west of Scotland and the greater Glasgow area.