[Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] — Bus Industry

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 6th September 2011.

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Photo of Mike Weatherley Mike Weatherley Conservative, Hove 9:30 am, 6th September 2011

The hon. Gentleman mentioned that anyone may enter the bus market, but does he agree that one of the faults of deregulation was that it did not create a perfect market? There are significant barriers to entry, even if one does not go through the subsidised route but sets up an independent service.