§ Q13. Mr. Hooson
asked the Prime Minister what plans he has to grant the Secretary of State for Wales further executive powers during the present session of Parliament.
§ The Prime Minister
The Transport Bill at present before the House, which I am sorry to see that the hon. and learned Member has not felt able to support, will give the Secretary of State new functions, including power to establish Passenger Transport Authorities, and to pay grants for public transport facilities and in support of rural bus and ferry services. Beyond that I have nothing to add to the Answers I gave to Questions on this subject on 25th January.—[Col. 757, c. 585–6.]