§ Mr. Speir
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the discussions he is having with representatives of the passenger transport undertakings with a view to giving them relief in respect of the additional fuel duty of sixpence a gallon, he will take into consideration the financial positions facing the operators of rural bus services.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
Yes. The intention is to grant relief to bus operators corresponding to the cost of the extra168W 6d. fuel tax on all stage carriage services. Both town and country operators will get relief in this respect.