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Northern powerhouse and rural bus services

EDM (Early Day Motion) 21: tabled on 15 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the cancellation of the 552 and 530 bus services in Cumbria; recognises that Cumbria suffers from rural transport poverty; notes that the north-west experienced the loss of 888 bus services between 2008 and 2018; further recognises that the average age of Cumbria’s population is 10 years higher than the national average; further notes that vulnerable people are left isolated by the lack of bus services and prevented from accessing vital services; further condemns the failure to provide adequate school bus services; observes that bus services are vital to promoting and maintaining thriving communities; and calls on the Government to establish a Northern Powerhouse commission for rural bus services in Cumbria.