HC Deb 25 November 1964 vol 702 c185W
51. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a statement on the discussions which his Department has had with the representatives of the bus companies to relieve them of the additional duty on petrol and diesel; and how the system of relief will operate.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The Bus Operators' Associations and the London Transport Board were told that the Government were willing, if suitable arrangements could be worked out with the industry's co-operation, to grant relief to the bus industry corresponding to the extra cost of the 6d. increase in fuel tax on stage carriage services. The method of relief is being discussed by a joint working party of the Department and the operators. I cannot yet say what it will be.

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