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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00309: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 2 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to protect bus services.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 9 November 2016

The Scottish Government recognises the importance of the bus sector through the provision of £50m funding through the Bus Service Operators Grant. This substantial funding helps keep fares at affordable levels and helps enable operators to safe-guard bus services which otherwise may not be commercially viable. The Scottish Government also provides the funding for local authorities to deliver nearly £60m a year to support their local bus services.