§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what520W measures he is taking to protect the provision of special needs transport in(a) the West Midlands and(b) Coventry. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The Department is conducting a review of voluntary and community transport operators across the country to assess their needs and problems. The review, which will be completed this autumn, will include recommendations on both the protection and development of these important transport services. Specific schemes, such as those in the West Midlands and Coventry, are a matter for the local authority concerned.