John O Shea has said there was something wrong with the phrasing of the question. What exactly is wrong with this:
“At the weekend, National Express group cancelled without consultation the number 41 bus in Birmingham, causing major problems for people in Birmingham.”
“This is symptomatic of a national problem. When will the rest of the country be allowed to use the same system for bus management as exists in London?”
The good news is that we are close now to having a proposal for a replacement service. However, this should not have happened in the first instance.