§ 89. Mr. McNamara
asked the Minister of Transport what plans she has for taking into public ownership privately-operated bus services.
§ Mrs. Castle
As explained in my recent White Paper on Transport Policy (Cmnd. 3057), my objective is to secure more effective public passenger transport services throughout the country. This will entail rationalisation of present services. But the manner of doing so must be adapted to local needs and it is too early to say what changes in the ownership of buses may be desirable.