§ 6. Mr. Sharp
asked the Minister of Transport whether hire coaches and buses, operating on non-scheduled services, are free to operate outside a radius of 20 miles from the place where they are normally kept; and whether he has now 110W decided that the restrictions imposed on the hire-taxi proprietor should be imposed on the hire-coach proprietor, except in the case of approved scheduled services.
§ Mr. Barnes
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative and to the second part in the negative. My hon. Friend will be aware of the cut in fuel for excursions and tours and private party trips which I announced on 23rd February.