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Gordon Brown: bus cuts are no joke

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18 February 2010: At Prime Minister's Questions recently, a Birmingham MP mentioned a local bus cut and Gordon Brown sarcastically said he would 'call an emergency cabinet' to look at the issue. We're telling the Prime Minister he needs to realise buses and the people who use them are important.

John Hemming MP's question was about the need for bus regulation outside London. We agree that local authorities must be able to regulate their buses - using new quality contract powers - when they need to. So we've asked the Prime Minister to prove he cares about buses by providing funding and support for the first quality contract, which is likely to be in West Yorkshire.