Subsidies to gi SUBSIDIES for bus operations are high on
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the Government's list of transport priorities. This emerged in a speech by Transport Minister, William Rodgers, which followed hard, on the heels of the hint recently given by his under-Secretary, John Horam.
Claiming that the White Paper was "unashamedly pro-bus", Mr Rodgers told operators, during the Confe deration of British Roa Transport, at Brighton: "Even though services c and will need to be subsidise management must be coi stantly looking at the pattei of services it provides and tl changing need for them so ; to find better and ma economical ways of doing tl job. This will sometimes ne hard cost-saving decisions."
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