HC Deb 15 December 1969 vol 793 cc244-5W
89. Sir D. Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Transport when publication will be made of the code of guidance specifying the criteria to be followed by local authorities in the exercise of their discretion under Section 34 of the Transport Act, 1968, in respect of payments to assist rural bus services and of the principles in which Government grant will be made available to local authorities for this purpose.

Mr. Bob Brown

Preparation of the code is well advanced. In the meantime several local authorities are going ahead with schemes and my Department is ready to advise any local authority proposing to use these powers.