Funding for rural bus services

I found out late last night that I have been called to lead a debate in the House of Commons about the future of rural bus services. This is great news, as I want to highlight the funding gap that shire-counties like Norfolk are faced with now. They have seen a 38% cut in funding for bus services but have to find extra to pay for the free travel pass for pensioners. If extra money can not be found rural bus services could be at risk. Then the free bus pass would be worthless if there are no buses on which to use it. Norfolk MPs are working together to persuade government ministers to provide extra funding.

BBC Radio Norfolk invited me on to the Chris Goreham Breakfast Show this morning to explain the problem. I will also be on the Nick Conrad show later on. As soon as BBC iPlayer links are available I will post them so you can listen to what I have to say.