HC Deb 04 February 1971 vol 810 cc450-1W
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.

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.