HC Deb 10 March 1971 vol 813 c112W
69. Mr. Michael Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of local authorities is making use of the Government support which is available to them for the purpose of financing rural bus services.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Precise figures cannot be given, since local authorities are not required to notify me in advance of arranging rural bus grants. But over 50 authorities are already giving grants and many more are considering doing so.