Rural Bus Services

Transport written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to support rural bus services.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Government remain committed to improving bus services for all and expenditure on buses reflects this. This year, the Government will spend over £1 billion on the concessionary travel entitlement, and over £340 million in direct subsidy to bus operators in England. Over £300 million has been allocated to funding major bus projects in the last year.

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