HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c12W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to arrest run-down in bus services in rural areas.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The initiative is with the local authorities, who are empowered by Section 34 of the Transport Act 1968 to assist the operators. I am empowered to reimburse half of any grants made by the local authorities.