VICTORIA CONTRIBUTES TO DEBATE ABOUT THE PROVISION OF COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

On the morning of 16 December, Victoria Prentis MP participated in a Westminster Hall debate, organised by Maggie Throup MP, about the provision of community transport.

Victoria highlighted the excellent work of volunteer drivers in North Oxfordshire, who ensure that the vulnerable, elderly and disabled are able to get to and from hospital. She also spoke of the importance of public transport in helping young people to access work, and the reliance of rural communities on good transport connections.

Victoria Prentis (Banbury) (Con): “I am grateful for the marvellous volunteers who operate from the town of Banbury. They provide a good service for those who, sadly, have to travel to hospital, particularly early in the morning, when other forms of transport are not available. Does my hon. Friend agree, however, that other parts of the community also need services that are not provided by public buses, such as young people who have finished their education and who need to travel to work? People such as young apprentices also need to be able to take some form of public transport in rural constituencies.”