Burnham-On-Sea MP calls for bus services to be protected from
MP has this week called for more measures to protect local bus
services from financial cutbacks.
Munt has asked the Treasury for more protection in the next Spending
a joint letter with Lib Dem colleagues representing rural areas,
she stressed to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander
the importance of bus links to enable people to travel to work,
school and healthcare appointments.
says she is keen that the Treasury understands the impact that
any further reductions could have on areas like Somerset.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Good local bus services are essential
to connect our communities in Somerset."
get people to jobs, appointments, education and training and are
clearly essential therefore in contributing to the core objectives
of getting people into work, increasing skills and promoting economic
also need to make sure that the concessionary pass scheme for
older and disabled people is funded properly."
need to look at new ways to make sure our rural lifelines are
protected and I hope the Treasury will consider some of our suggestions."