Bus Services:Written question - 64431

Q
Asked by Jon Trickett
(Hemsworth)
Asked on: 20 February 2017
Department for Transport
Bus Services
Commons
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.
A
Answered by: Andrew Jones
Answered on: 27 February 2017

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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