§ 25. Sir E. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what financial assistance is currently available from public funds to assist rural bus services; and what additional assistance he is proposing to make available.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
The Government give the following assistance to rural bus services; half the cost of the local authorities' grant aid, the remainder being eligible for rate support grant; fuel tax rebate and new bus grant, the rate of which has recently been doubled.