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Sale of First West Yorkshire

EDM (Early Day Motion) 20: tabled on 15 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that FirstGroup plc is selling its UK bus operation; calls on FirstGroup to sell its West Yorkshire division separately from the rest of its FirstGroup bus operation; notes the comments of Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake that the sale is an opportunity for West Yorkshire Combined Authority to purchase First West Yorkshire; calls on FirstGroup plc to give first consideration to the combined authority to purchase its bus operations in West Yorkshire; and urges the Government to support efforts to improve bus services in West Yorkshire.