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Public control of the British bus industry

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Published by Published for the London School of Economics and Political Science by Gower in Aldershot, Hants, England .
Written in English

  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Bus lines -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 138-139.

      StatementStephen Glaister and Corinne Mulley.
      ContributionsMulley, Corinne., London School of Economics and Political Science.
      LC ClassificationsHE5663.A6 G55 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 139 p. :
      Number of Pages139
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3223736M
      ISBN 100566005603
      LC Control Number83134440

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