. — (1) Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury make in such cases as he thinks fit a grant to any person for the purpose of securing the establishment, continuance or improvement of any public passenger transport service within the opinion of the Secretary of State is or will be for the benefit of persons residing in any rural area in Wales or Scotland.
(2) In the case of any grant under this section for the purpose of securing the continuance of an existing service—
(3) In the case of any grant under this section for the purpose of securing the improvement of an existing service the improvement in view must be one which appears to the Secretary of State to involve an innovative approach to the use of vehicles, equipment or other facilities in providing the service.
(4) Grants under this section shall be of such amount and subject to such conditions (including conditions requiring their repayment in specified circumstances) as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine, either generally or in relation to any particular cases or classes of case.
§ No. 243, after clause 95, insert the following new clause—