§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement about public transport arrangements for new year's eve and new year's day. 
§ Mr. Hill
[holding answer 26 November 1999]: The details of transport provision over the Millennium period are primarily a matter for decisions and announcement by individual transport operators taking account of local needs and in consultation with local authorities and other relevant bodies. Many bus and rail transport providers will operate special timetables to enable members of the public to get to and from Millennium celebrations. In developing such timetables, operators have maintained close contact with police and emergency services.