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Bus Services

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 23rd October 2001.

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Photo of Mr Phil Sawford Mr Phil Sawford Labour, Kettering

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps he is taking to improve bus services to disadvantaged communities in rural areas.

Photo of Tony Lloyd Tony Lloyd Labour, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps he is taking to improve bus services to disadvantaged communities in urban areas.

Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps he is taking to improve bus services to disadvantaged communities in rural areas.

Photo of Liz Blackman Liz Blackman Labour, Erewash

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps he is taking to improve bus services to disadvantaged communities in urban areas.

Photo of Sally Keeble Sally Keeble Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

The new powers in the Transport Act 2000 will improve bus services throughout the country by raising standards and improving access to services. Furthermore, increased funding for our rural bus grant schemes and the new Urban Bus Challenge will directly assist disadvantaged communities by improving transport links.

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