Scott Mann – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Scott Mann on 2016-03-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects on rural communities of disbursements from the community transport minibus fund.

Mr Patrick McLoughlin

The Community Transport Minibus Fund will provide over 300 organisations with a new minibus so that they can continue to provide vital services to help elderly residents, people with learning and physical disabilities and those who do not have access to a commercial bus service.

Approximately one third of the organisations obtaining vehicles through the Fund are based in rural areas.