Ray Harmer says there's misinformation around connectVILLAGES
The infrastructure minister has strongly rejected the notion that changes to the bus service in Jurby will leave some residents isolated.
Ray Harmer was responding to a petition set up by Louise Whitelegg, against the connectVILLAGES service.
She claims the dial-a-ride option, where people have to order a ride in advance, will disproportionately affect certain groups of people and could breach the Equality Act.
Minister Harmer says this couldn't be further from the truth: