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BUS SERVICES IN EDINBURGH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 246: tabled on 16 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the intense competition which has developed between First Edinburgh and Lothian Buses, the two main bus companies in the City of Edinburgh; is concerned that any efforts to dominate popular main route servies could lead to a deterioration in the quality of public transport for both the people of Edinburgh and visitors to the capital; is further concerned that the eventual domination of either company could lead to the cut back or cancellation of smaller but crucial services along with increased fares for consumers; and awaits with interest the report of the Office of Fair Trading, which is currently investigating the matter.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.