§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many local authorities in Wales have agreed to pay grants to rural bus operators; and what is the total sum of grants involved.451W
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
Since local authorities are not obliged to notify me of their agreement to pay grant, precise figures are not readily available. I understand, however, that the majority of the county councils concerned have decided in principle to grant-aid rural services for a limited period pending completion of surveys now being undertaken.