§ Mr. Kitson
asked the Minister of Transport if his studies into the problems of rural transport are now completed; and what act ton he intends to take to alleviate some of the difficulties in the North Riding of Yorkshire owing to the curtailment of several bus services.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
On the general question of rural transport, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I have given today to the hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mr. Mitchell). I am aware that there have been certain withdrawals or reductions of bus services in the North Riding. The Trzffie Commissioners have done their best to encourage the provision of alternative services and in some cases these are available though not necessarily on the same scale as in the past.