§ Mr. Speir
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in drafting his Budget statement, he will bear in mind that the recommendations of Professor Jack's Committee on Rural Bus Services have not yet been implemented and that operators of unremunerative rural bus services still have to bear a tax on fuel oil amounting to a rate of 275 per cent.
§ Mr. du Cann
The Committee on Rural Bus Services did not recommend a change in the tax on fuel, but I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave on 12th February to the hon. Member for Salford, East (Mr. Frank Allaun).