Bus Services

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to protect local bus services when such services are discontinued by private bus companies due to concerns over profitability.

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

It is for individual local authorities to decide whether to subsidise bus services that are not commercially viable but which they consider socially necessary, balancing this need against their other funding priorities.

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