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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Public Transport: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of public transport in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of public transport in rural areas.</p><p> </p><p>All local authorities in England have powers to subsidise socially necessary bus services. The Department provides £43 million per year to local authorities to support this.</p><p> </p><p>The Bus Services Act 2017 provides tools for local authorities to work more effectively with bus operators to improve bus services.</p><p> </p><p>A number of projects from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund will provide new community transport links to support people at most risk of isolation.</p><p>On rail, the Department’s Community Rail Development Strategy, published in Nov 2018, looks for ways to make it easier for the rail industry and local community rail partnerships to improve services and stations on local branch lines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T13:23:50.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:23:50.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this