§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Minister of Transport how many representations he has received from bus operators concerning difficulties in obtaining claim forms from licensing authorities for bus grants under the Transport Act 1968, Sections 32, 33 and 34; what reply he has sent; what steps he is taking to improve supplies; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marsh
All traffic area offices now have supplies of claim forms for new bus grants. The increase in the bus fuel grant is being paid under the existing claims procedure for this grant, of which all operators are aware. Rural bus grants are a matter for local authorities in the first instance. Inquiries received about the new bus grant claim procedure have been answered. I have received no other representations from operators.