[Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] — Bus Industry

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:04 am on 6th September 2011.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South 10:04 am, 6th September 2011

Does my hon. Friend agree that whatever one’s general view on the bus deregulation of the 1980s, the one thing that we know is that it was an unmitigated disaster in villages and very rural areas, as buses were reduced either to a highly limited service or, in many cases, withdrawn altogether? That compounded the problem of rural poverty, which is often not addressed in an urban environment.