74 and 75. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he will introduce legislation to enable him to make special grants to local authority transport undertakings to prevent increased fares being charged;
(2) whether he will introduce legislation to give himself power to collect information regarding the comparative fares charged by municipal transport undertakings in the major Scottish cities; and whether he will take steps to reduce the hardship caused by high bus and trolley bus fares.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I have no proposals for such legislation. Bus and trolley bus fares are subject to the control of the Traffic Commissioners, who take all relevant factors into account in reaching their decisions.