Bus Services: Cumbria

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th June 2015.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Labour, Workington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of local bus services in Cumbria.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government remains committed to improving bus services for all and expenditure on buses reflects this. It is for individual local authorities to determine how much of the block grant funding they receive is allocated to supporting bus services. The latest out-turn figures, for 2013/14, show that Cumbria County Council has an annual budget of over £2.5m for this purpose.

The Department also provides direct support to bus services each year through Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), of which Cumbria County Council has received £480,314 covering the 2014/15 financial year.

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