§ 36. Mr. Michael Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has considered the Report of the Passenger Transport Co-ordinating Committee for Wales on Public Passenger Transport in South-East Wales; and if he will make a statement on his proposals consequent upon this Report.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
Yes. I accept the Committee's conclusions and their advice that the establishment of a Passenger Transport Authority would not be the solution to the public transport problems in South-East Wales.
The Committee recommended that consideration should be given to the integration of municipally-owned buses with the National Bus Company. As a first step, I am drawing the attention of the municipal undertakings and the National Bus Company to this recom- 228W mendation, with a request that they should report to me in due course the outcome of any action they decide to take to effect integration of services in South-East Wales.